Bassist Sean O’Bryan Smith injects a little soul, a little jazz, a little blues and a lot of passion with Tapestry (2012).

An accomplished composer, musician and clinician, Smith has worked alongside many in the world of contemporary or smooth jazz. Among them are Larry Carlton, Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Loeb and Gerald Albright.

“El Corazon” is a hard-charging piece with a Spanish vibe. Smith opens with an ethereal bass solo before the rest of the band comes in. Whether in lead or providing the backing rhythm, Smith firmly establishes the groove and holds it together.

The introduction to “Just Being Me” sounds like a classic, blues guitar solo. Then the groove kicks in, accented by a “wah” effect. The main part of the song has a soul-jazz feel, like one of the 1960s or ’70s instrumentals by bands like Junior Walker & The All-Stars or the Mar-Keys.

Smith gets downright funky with “KM’s Groove.” Tight syncopation between bass and muted trumpet is among the highlights. Another is Smith’s slapping solo.

Smith wrote all 10 tracks for Tapestry.