David Dyson – Unleashed

When you search a funky bass player, South Dakota native David Dyson is in the first call. He performed with a legion of smooth jazz musicians like Walter Beasley, Michael Franks, Kevin Toney, Peter White, Pieces of a Dream, Jonathan Butler, Bob James and many more.

David loves his life, his family and touring around. He is an excellent sideman, unpretentious but on the point, when his bass is asked. His solo albums are Soulmates (2000), The Dawning (2004) and Unleashed (2008). Reading the liner notes of his albums one will immediately remark, that David is a multi-instrumentalist, a composer, and arranger. Even recording and mixing are under his control.

David introduces into his work with The Lion’s Den. There is a strong affinity between the funk and David’s signature slap bass. David takes the rhythmical well-appointed melody and transfers the bass line to a higher level.

On the path of Jaco Pastorius David presents the atmospheric Forever Is Now. Two bass voices melted in overdub style revolve around the theme. The bass loaded Lovely One features Marshall Keys on soprano sax, deep bass and high sax in tension.

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