Sean O’Bryan Smith – Tapestry

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.

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