Archive for January 15th, 2016

Al Turner – Simply Amazing

Bass guitar player Al Turner, called “The Burner”, started his solo career in 2005 with the debut album It’s Good To Have Friends. Soon followed his next albums Movin’ (2009), Sunny Days (2011) and last year Simply Amazing.

Al is joined on his new project by a stunning array of prolific musicians such as Earl Klugh, Barry Eastmond, Ray Parker, Jr., Marlon McClain, Paul Jackson, Jr., Greg Moore, Randy Bowland, Brett Farkas, Darnell Taylor, Eric Marienthal, Tom Braxton, Dave McMurray, Marcus Anderson, Darryl Wakefield, Mark Mitchell, Leroy Hyter, Charles Scales, Dana Davis, LaShawn Gary, Monty Q. Pollard, Jordache Grant, Al Duncan, Ron Otis, Calvin Napper, Marlon Curry, Rayse Biggs and Gino Castillo.

The album starts with the forceful Upright on which Al plays the bass with various finger styles from Slap like Victor Wooten to the soft attack as an upright bass player like Brian Bromberg. The tune is wonderfully embedded in a fine drum/percussion arrangement by Dana Davis on drums and Gino Castillo on percussion. Beside the bass the tune also offers a special keyboard solo.

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