Newest collection features Alain Caron, Wycliffe Gordon, Franceso Pinetti
By Jon Liebman
April 7, 2015
Jason Raso doesn’t seem to be running out of things to say. The mega-talented Canadian bassist and composer keeps churning out new music about every year or two, all of it good.
With his latest release, Man of 40 Faces, Raso showcases a wide array of inspirations, from a Tony Curtis/Burt Lancaster movie to Muzz Skillings and Randy Coven tunes. While Raso performs much of the music unaccompanied, he’s also enlisted the talents of UZEB bassist Alain Caron, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and vibraphonist Francesco Pinetti, each joining him in one of three duets.
Bass players will enjoy Raso’s strong command of the instrument, as he flawlessly demonstrates a cross-section of techniques, including chording, tapping and hammering, not to mention Caron’s exquisite fretless work on “Blues for Rocco.” Man of 40 Faces is a truly melodic collection of originals, from start to finish.
Title: Man of 40 Faces
Artist: Jason Raso
Label: Moped Records
Release date: April 7, 2015
The following Jason Raso – and Jason Raso Trio – albums are available here:
Man of 40 Faces
The Red Arrow
The Bassman Cometh
Live on Planet Bop
FBPO interview #1 with Alain Caron
FBPO interview #2 with Alain Caron