Posts Tagged ‘ Brendan Rothwell ’

Brendan Rothwell – Sentiment

Brendan Rothwell is an accomplished bassist, composer, and producer. Originally from the UK, Brendan has been based in Calgary, AB, Canada since 2005. This Is the Love, from Brendan’s debut recording Time On My Hands (Independent, 2016), secured him placement on several of the global “Best of 2017” contemporary jazz charts, alongside winning “The People’s Choice” in Calgary’s 2017 YYC Music Awards.

Following the success of his debut recording, Brendan takes a step up with the release of Sentiment (Independent. Global release 02/14/2019). With 11 tracks of bass-focused contemporary jazz, this album displays a unique and genuine identity. On this entirely solo recording, Brendan once again optimizes the tone, scale, feeling and musicality of the bass, bringing it to the foreground as a lead instrument to develop meaning and depth.

Brendan describes the 1986 album from Miles Davis,“Tutu”, featuring the great Marcus Miller, as the trigger and driving force for his decision to play the bass. The art of business and leadership is inextricably linked in all of Brendan’s projects, and he firmly believes in applying a business mindset to the industry of music.

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Brendan Rothwell – Time on My Hands

time-on-my-handsBrendan Rothwell is an accomplished composer, bass player, and producer, who has been playing music since the age of 2. Leadership is the underlying and pervasive theme in the release of this debut album by Calgary bass player, Brendan Rothwell. The depth of musical theory, content and detail that has gone into this work is evident, and somewhat rare to hear in much of today’s other music. On his debut album, Brendan brings to life the voice and melodic qualities of the bass, both acoustic and electric, refusing to remain only in the foundation and shadows of a track.

Brendan’s ability to tell different stories with the instrument is clear, particularly in the album’s title track, inspired by the province and country he now proudly calls his adoptive home. The addition of the spoken word in “Outro” evokes a conversation between voice and bass that is unique, ultimately closing out the album and laying the bass to rest after 7 tracks of melody, funk and energy. This album is a work that is dedicated to key influencers in Brendan’s life. People to whom he is deeply thankful and for whom he has lasting respect.

Time on My Hands is arrived at CDBaby.

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