Dave Bass


Dave Bass (given birth to June 21, 1950) can be an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and lyricist that has released two albums: Gone (2010) and NYC Classes (2015). Because of a significant wrist damage in the middle-1980s, Bass remaining music and became a lawyer; in January 2015, Bass retired from his placement like a Deputy Lawyer General for the California Condition Lawyer General’s workplace to devote himself full-time to music as he previously done ahead of his wrist damage.

Bass was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and began monitoring piano at age seven. He was approved towards the Berklee University of Music in Boston, but fallen out after a couple of months to go after a much less formal and even more adventurous musical route which included learning structure with George Russell, who got started teaching his Lydian Chromatic Idea of Tonal Corporation at the brand new Britain Conservatory of Music and piano with Madame Margaret Chaloff.In 1974 he started touring internationally with singer Brenda Lee. He performed with Lee until 1975, and he relocated to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. While in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Bass performed using the youthful Bobby McFerrin and with vocalist Jackie Ryan, drummer/percussionist Babatunde Lea among others in a variety of Bay Area locations, like the Keystone Korner. Ryan became a member of Bass’ music group "Advertisement Infinitum," which also highlighted Babatunde Lea who acquired a steady Thursday evening gig at a Objective District place, Bajones, with a big, jazzy salsa ensemble with whom Bass performed piano and composed agreements. Bass also acquired a steady single gig on the Trident in Sausalito.Eventually, Bass moved to Maui to utilize Ryan, remaining right now there from 1981 through 1984. Throughout that period, Bass also offered as the Entertainment Movie director for the Royal Lahaina Vacation resort, where he performed along with his Latin jazz group, his jazz trio, so that as a single pianist. In 1984, Bass relocated to Southern California, where he prepared to keep his career like a pianist and composer, but one night time, on his method towards the Orange Region Middle for the Performing Arts where he was going to perform, he slipped on the pool of essential oil and fractured his wrist so that they can break his fall. Bass was informed that there is no promise that, once his wrist acquired healed, he'd have the ability to play again.

Legal career

With a family group to aid, he thought we would sign up for college on the University of California at Irvine, earning his B.A. in Public Ecology and graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1989. He continued to wait the UCLA College of Rules, where he was an Editor from the UCLA Rules Review, clerked in the Sacramento legislative workplace from the American Civil Liberties Union and, in 1991, offered as Legal Extern towards the Honorable David S. Levi, U.S. Region Courtroom Judge for the Eastern Region of California. Bass gained his J.D. in 1992 through the UCLA College of Rules. Instantly out of rules school, Bass became a member of the international lawyer, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro where Bass utilized general litigation for four years. In 1996, Bass became a member of the California Workplace of the Lawyer General. On the Lawyer General's workplace, Bass started in the Work, Administration and Legislation Section, eventually shifting towards the Civil Privileges Enforcement Section.

Return to music

In Dec 2008, over time using casually with friends around Sacramento, Bass returned towards the studio room to record his initial record being a leader, Eliminated, which featured 10 primary compositions and saxophonist Ernie Watts, Babatunde on percussion, bassist Gary Dark brown and vocalist Mary Stallings. The record reached No. 2 over the JazzWeek nationwide radio play graphs. In Allaboutjazz, Karl Ackermann composed, "hearing what Dave Bass did on Eliminated exemplifies the features of an musician who are able to combine a big-picture state of mind and diverse abilities. It's an excellent platform for the type of musical and intellectual aptitude that may bridge varied features of the abstract procedure."After Gone, Bass returned towards the studio in 2012 to record his 2015 discharge, NYC Periods (Whaling City Audio). The record features saxophonist Phil Woods, drummer Ignacio Berroa, trombonist Conrad Herwig, and bassist Harvie S, with visitor vocalist Karrin Allyson and in addition contains Chris Washburne on trombone, Enrique Fernandez on flute, Carlos Caro on conga and percussion and Paulette McWilliams on vocals. NYC Periods reached No. 5 over the JazzWeek nationwide radio play graphs. The record received a four-star critique from DownBeat newspaper in its May 2015 concern, using the comment which the CD "demonstrates deeply satisfying partly because it will so may stuff therefore well [including] Bass' savvy as an arranger and programmer [...] not forgetting his very own sparking keyboard function." DownBeat newspaper subsequently chosen NYC Sessions among the Greatest Albums of 2015. Noted Jazz critic Ken Franckling called Bass' original structure, "Baltic Bolero" (offering Phil Woods and Conrad Herwig), among the TOP Jazz Music of 2015. Latin-Jazz Network contributor Raul De Gama composed that "this record is just ordinary sensational [...] as well as the music in every its variety and passion seems to have an unstoppable momentum." Bass' "piano qualifications reflect his peaceful virtuosity, his deeply psychological expression and perfect dynamics."

Further reading

"Music Review: Dave Bass Quartet - Eliminated". seattlepi.com. Retrieved 12 Apr 2015.   "Compact disc release display slated for Bass' 'NYC Classes'". The Herald Information, Fall River, MA. Retrieved 12 Apr 2015.   "Dave Bass: NYC Classes". jazzweekly.com. Retrieved 12 Apr 2015.   "Hearing Post: Dave Bass ‘NYC Classes’". www.buffaloNews.com. Retrieved 12 Apr 2015.