Bass and Basse do Basie and Beyond

Article Contributed by Eigo | Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The great Count Basie said, “If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune.” He could have easily been referring to Dave Bass and David Basse. Each artist’s music causes countless toes to tap, and now, performing together, they present a night of the Count’s music, their own tunes ... and beyond.

Composer, pianist, and arranger Dave Bass started his jazz career in the 1970s touring the world and performing with artists as diverse as Brenda Lee and Bobby McFerrin. After a 20-year break, and a successful legal career, he’s back with a vengeance. DownBeat gave Dave’s most recent recording, NYC Sessions, a coveted 4-star review and named it one of the “Best Albums of 2015.”

David Basse, much like Count Basie, has deep roots in Kansas City. His soulful vocals have drawn praise far and wide, and the great Maya Angelou exclaimed, “I love the soul that is your voice.”

Both artists recorded extensively with the late, great Phil Woods, and Bass & Basse are honored to include Phil's long-time rhythm section, Bill Goodwin and Steve Gilmore, on their Narrows and Deer Head Inn gigs.

Tour Dates:

May 19 Narrows Center / Fall River, MA
w/ Bill Goodwin and Steve Gilmore

May 20 Shapeshifter / Brooklyn, NY
w/ Harvie S and Paul Wells

May 21 Deer Head Inn / Delaware Water Gap, PA
w/ Bill Goodwin and Steve Gilmore