My CD "Choices," is a recording made up of music that has been in my mind and
heart for a long time. If you have heard either of my last two releases
"Wood" or "Jaco," you will find this CD quite different.
Most of the music on the "Choices" CD was written from life experiences. I
look at a CD as a book of short stories. Each song is a different story with a
common theme of the artists voice. I wanted to tell many different kinds of
stories with this collection of music, using vastly different types of songs and
styles; from funky grooves like "Never Give Up", "Bass Face" and "B²," all the
way to true human experiences like the Columbine High School tragedy in the
song "Why?," and the song "Hear Our Cry," which is my story of a fight for
freedom and a tribute to the indigenous people of Africa.
The one thing I can tell you about this CD, is that it is a big picture CD,
not just a CD about bass playing. All of the guitar sounding parts were played
on basses tuned to the register of a guitar, and truly uses the bass in many
different ways showing the versatility of the modern bass, and allowing the
player to be more melodic and tell those stories that we all have inside us. I
hope you enjoy "Choices" as much as I enjoyed recording it...