ArkivJazz interview with Dave Bass
The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. Without resorting to detail, Bass's rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing short of astonishing. Having retired from the office of the attorney general of California back in 2015, Bass is back at the piano, where he promises to keep the torch burning for classic songs, elegant bebop and beautiful performance. NO BOUNDARIES features two-time Grammy winner Ted Nash (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax), five-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson, and two-time Grammy winner Carlos Henriquez (bass). Jerome Jennings is on drums. On the Afro-Cuban tunes, two-time Latin Grammy winner Carlos Caro, Mauricio Herrera, and Miguel Valedez join on bata, conga, bongo and timbales. His third album since his comeback, his second for the acclaimed Whaling City Sound label, is a dream come true, not only for Bass who is fulfilling his own lifelong dream, but also for his fans, who have waited a long time to hear this gifted musician-interrupted by injury and another incredibly successful but unrelated career-come into his own.