Leaping genres with this kind of authority is a talent within itself, and the success he has had certainly acknowledges his obvious commitment to artistic integrity.
At the top level of New York City's jazz, Latin, and studio scenes for four decades, bassist Lincoln Goines has put together this highly ambitious recording for his debut as a leader. With elegant textures inspired by Bill Lee's New York Bass Violin Choir and Steve Swallow's upper register explorations, Goines created a collage of styles and moods, built on a collection of favorite tunes and textured within the parameters of clearly voiced low end instruments—indeed, an "exquisite jungle of bass!" Pulling in ten world-class bass friends including Ksenia Vasileva, Victor Wooten and John Patitucci, and drummers such as Robby Ameen and Dennis Chambers, Goines has created a one-of-a-kind listening experience, celebrating the musical range of the instrument and the fellowship of those devoted to anchoring ensembles through time.
1. All Blues 3:36 Miles Davis
2. Spank A Lee 2:47 Herbie Hancock, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson
3. Velho Piano 6:42 Dori Caymmi & Paulo Cesar Pinheiro
4. Spin the Floor 2:57 Goines
5. Common Threads 4:55 Bobby McFerrin
6. The Weaver / La Araña 4:24 Goines
7. Three Views of a Secret 4:20 Jaco Pastorius
8. Mambo Influenciado 2:15 Chucho Valdes
9. Orphic Hymn/Good Morning, Midnight 3:46 Johann Johannsson
10. Kaval Sviri 2:22 Traditional Bulgarian Folk Song
11. Fugue No. 1, Op. 87 1:53 Dimitri Shostakovich
12. Adagio, 23rd Piano Concerto KV 488 4:27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
13. Hang Up Your Hang Ups 3:01 Hancock, Jackson, Melvin Ragin
14. Oleo 3:18 Sonny Rollins
15. Liberty City 5:04 Pastorius
16. Vassar Llean 4:44 Charles Mingus
Lincoln Goines - all
Tom Kennedy - (1,7)
Ksenia Vasileva - (2,5,6,15)
Victor L. Wooten - (2)
John Patitucci - (3)
Matthew Garrison - (4)
Mike Pope - (7,14)
Susan Hagen - (9)
Gal Aviram - (12)
Mike Bendy - (15)
Ed Lucie - (16)
Ben Perowsky - (1)
Dennis Chambers - (2,10,13)
Mark Walker - (3,7,14)
Robby Ameen - (4,6,8,15)
Lia Irene Kohl - cello (5,6)
Lincoln Goines & Theo Horiike-Goines - voices (6,15)
Adam Nussbaum - rap (15)
Produced by Lincoln Goines
Recorded by Lincoln Goines, New York City
Additional Engineers: Danny Blume, Hidden Quarry, Bearsville, NY (1) / Tom Kennedy, NYC (1,7) / Ksenia Vasileva, Boston (2,5,6,15) / Clinton "Mark" Stewart, C4 Productions, Baltimore, MD (2,10,13) / Victor L. Wooten, Kinston Springs, TN (2) / John Patitucci, NYC (3) / Matthew Garrison, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NYC (4) / Mark Walker, Boston (3,7,14) / Robby Ameen, NYC (4,6,8,15) / Lia Irene Kohl, Chicago (5,6) / Mike Pope, Baltimore (7,14) / Steve Gaboury, Live Wire Rec., NYC (9) / Gal Aviram, London, UK (12) / Mike Bendy, NYC (15) / Ed Lucie, Boston (16)
Recorded in Winter 2020 through Fall 2021
Mixed by Dean Albak, Dean Albak Audio, Jersey City, NJ, and Klaus Mueller, Desert Island Sound, NYC (3,7,9,11,12,16)
Mastered by Dean Albak, Dean Albak Audio, Jersey City, NJ
Photography by Mika Horiike Goines
Front Cover image by David Lance Goines & Maciek Schejbal
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Jazz Weekly (George W Harris)
Playing more varieties of bass that could be listed in a review, Lincoln Goines celebrates the bass with a wide variety of guests including Tom Kennedy, Goins Vasileva, Victor Wooten, Susan Hagen, Gal Aviram and Mike Pope (am I missing anyone?) supported by a clever support team of drummers. The choice of famed stick man Dennis Chambers is a brilli ...
Bass Magazine (Chris Jisi)
At the top level of New York City's jazz, Latin, and studio scenes for four decades, bassist Lincoln Goines has put together this highly ambitious recording for his debut as a leader. With elegant textures inspired by Bill Lee's New York Bass Violin Choir and Steve Swallow's upper register explorations, Goines created a collage of styles and moods, ...
CirdecSongs (Cedric Hendrix)
When it comes to more experimental records, there's a fine line between innovative and self-indulgent. Bassist Lincoln Grimes has successfully remained on the right side of the tracks. Along with a stable of legendary bassist guests — among them Victor Wooten and John Pattitucci — Goines looks to push the bass in fascinating directions without ...
Bass Magazine (feature) (Chris Jisi)
Consider the tenuous realm of multiple basses in music. To this point, brave subterranean-minded souls have sought such settings in all shapes and sizes, and most genres — be it chamber-written pieces, recordings with a host of bassists' parts flown in, or all-star jams at bass events. The outcomes have varied from deep rivers of rich vibrations ...
No Treble (Kevin Johnson)
Lincoln Goines is a consummate bassist and renowned educator who has been a mainstay of the New York City scene for decades. Originally from Oakland, the bassist quickly found his groove in the Big Apple in the '70s, where he got to work with Idris Muhammad, Dave Valentin, Paquito D'Rivera, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Mintzer, and many more. Between his s ...
Take Effect (Tom Haugen)
An extremely unique project, the New York City bassist Lincoln Goines enlists ten world class bassists, as well as drummers and string players for a fascinating listen that explores the many facets of the bass. "All Blues" gets the listen off to a stylish and melodic start, where Goines and Tom Kennedy offer playful bass solos amid Ben Perowsky ...
Chicago Blues Guide (Marty Gunther)
Here's something different: California-born, New York-based Lincoln Goines is one of the best bassists of his generation with a career rooted in the jazz world and recordings with Dizzy Gillespie, Idris Muhammad, Paquito D'Rivera, Carly Simon and other giants. But he delivers azure notes aplenty in this thoroughly enjoyable, classy and primarily in ...