Archive for August 13th, 2017

Darryl Williams – Here To Stay

San Diego born bassist Darryl Williams released his first album That Was Then in 2008, which received high acclaims. Here To Stay (2017) is his sophomore project.

Like many other musicians Darryl is not confined to his principal instrument, but also performs on this album synths, strings, programming and Rhodes. The list of accompanying musicians includes illustrious names: Ronnie Foster, Marcus Coleman, Jeff Lorber (Rhodes), Tony Moore, Eric Valentine (drums), Michael Simms, Paul Brown, Adam Hawley, Ross Bolton, U-Nam, Ray Fuller, Nils Jiptner (guitars), Jonathan Fritzen, Greg Manning (piano), Michael Lington, Euge Groove, Marcus Anderson, Michael Paulo, Elan Trotman (sax), Kenneth Crouch (Rhodes, organ, synth), Allan Phillips, Jackie Bertone (percussion), Rymand Entezari (pads), Tony Guerrero (flugelhorn), Ashling Cole (vocals), Christopher Thomas (background vocals, synth) and Scott Wilkie (piano, Rhodes). Enough to fill a major festival.

Here To Stay is equally a promise and an attitude. Darryl Williams creates with this song a solid foundation with a vivid variation of basses and placing Euge Groove as second lead on soprano sax. Now or Never unites guitarist Paul Brown and pianist Jonathan Fritzen in the attempt to create an exciting melody which not only attracts the audience but stands the test of time.

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