- 7 years ago
Playing tracks by
Soulstice, Ruisort, Cinematic orchestra, LTJ Bukem, Maxwell and more.
Featuring the extraordinary bass work of Richard Davis, the sliding bass note that kicks off Van Morrison's "Sweet Thing" means all of music to me: the synchronized perfection of timing and tone that became a core constituent of my appreciation and expectations of music over time …in 1968, this was the album that made me realize how each musical element can be independently apprehended within the whole … and then the sheer dazzling beauty of the recitative rolling through the song like a jet of ink coursing thru clear water …
So I looked to follow this song with more music that made me feel the same way, or that was played with the same impressive technical facility, sustaining the vibe with tracks much newer in spirit and execution … setting us up to end in a blaze of saxophonic glory and the commanding beauty in the voice of Fontella Bass.