Solo Bass CD Samples
Here you will find some samples of solo bass CD "Solo Flights," as well as an excerpt of a review.
Excerpts of Review of "Solo Flights"
"Solo bass projects like "Solo Flights" remain a comparative rarity..."Solo Flights" is by a double bassist who displays a satisfying balance between adventurous sonic explorations and solid mainstream chops. Certainly the hypnotic flowing lines of the opening "First Light," the nimble and fluent variations of the rapid ostinato riff of the "Urge to Merge," and funky "Brouhaha" all emphasize an attractive merger of passionate intensity with accomplished technique. Such dramatic variations are balanced by the spacier, sustained ballad lines of "Still and Still Moving," "No Tomorrow" and the brooding repetitions of "Baboo."
Milligan's most adventurous solo bass performances explore radical techniques."Leaving the Moon," is an astonishing arco performance that duplicates trumpet tones with bowed strings. The percussive circular "Tailpiece" blends tones from above the bridge with a percussive tapping technique using the thumb. The drone textures of the aptly titled "The Other Side" explores feedback and errie harmonic overtones. The important fact is that "Solo Flights" is an impressive and entertaining solo program and Milligan is a talented double bassist to listen out for." David Lewis Cadence Magazine