NewImprov Posted December 21, 2012 Share Posted December 21, 2012 I recently picked up tenor saxophonist Michael Blake's new album, In The Grand Scheme Of Things, and was really intrigued by the work of keyboardist Chris Gestrin. Gestrin supplies all the bass lines on the album from a Moog Micromoog, along with some very tasty Rhodes playing. His bass work is very interesting, both from a timbral perspective, you don't hear a lot of analog synth bass in this kind of setting generally, and in his approach. He really seems to approach this date as a bass player first, and keyboardist second. Several of the tunes have little or no Rhodes, and his bass lines are pretty inventive. The lineup is tenor, trumpet, keys and drums, and Gestrin makes very tasty use of the space that this ensemble affords him. Here's a couple of tracks from the album: [video:youtube] [video:youtube] Turn up the speaker Hop, flop, squawk It's a keeper -Captain Beefheart, Ice Cream for Crow Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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