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's fluid drumming, and "Spank A Lee" follows with Dennis Chamber's frisky drums that complement Ksenia Vasileva and Victor L. Wooten's acrobatic bass lines.
Moving forward, "Common Threads" brings a calm intimacy, where Lia Irene Kohl's cellos provide much warmth alongside the soulful bass playing, while "Three Views Of A Secret" recruits Mark Walker's agile drums that help fuel Kennedy and Mike Pope's very radiant bass solos.
Closer to the end, "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" illustrates a groove friendly demeanor between Goines and Chambers that's quite mesmerizing, and "Vassar Llean" exits with just bass playing, and the solos from Goines and Ed Lucie are quite soothing, almost meditative, actually.
Goines has decades of experience in the area of jazz and Latin sounds, and he brings his vast skills to a highly technical affair that illustrates many different registers of his instrument with awe and wonder.