White always wanted to play just the bass. He did it for The
Spinners, his own band RAMP, with Roy Ayers, Chuck Loeb, Rick
Braun, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz and many more.
The album starts with Kupenda, which is the Swahili word for love. With this tight and infectious killer groove Nate sets a strong pulse.
Even a Zombie can have a lot of life left in it. There crackles high voltage between bass and keyboard. The interaction between these instruments finds a lot of new intensity on Sugarland.
With Ducie's Groove Nate continues the tradition of Wayman Tisdale to place the bass on center stage. But Nate goes further by adding bass as rhythm factor, second voice and background in an overwhelming orchestral concept. Sweet Summer Nights has that addictive component which we call good music. We gladly follow the call Play It Again.
Migration has always been a controversial subject. With powerful sonic pressure Nate spreads his own statement. If the theme demands it, as with Feels Like Love, Nate can make the bass sound soft at times. Step up to the Plate carves out a fresh sonic landscape for the funky jazz scene.
Up Close shines with a stunning dialogue of sax and bass. All in My Head follows the melodious path with a slight oriental orientation. Remarkable the expressive implement of synthesizer sound. Long Way Home raises the game of collaboration between bass and sax.
Nate White's Up Close is energized and delightfully
vibrant always featuring the bass as lead instrument in the
focus. Since Wayman Tisdale the bass has clearly gained more
popularity as melodizing instrument.
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Title: Up Close
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Title: Up Close