Art of Bass
Art of Bass is the debut release of session musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and Bass Artist Robin D. Rorie. This album is for contemporary jazz lovers and technical minded musicians as well. Set for release in 2007, this album was completed ahead of schedule in 2006 and includes a roster of other talented musicians such as virtuoso jazz guitarist Bill Solley (Guitar Instructor for the movie "Ray" starring Jamie Foxx), rock legend and guitarist David Huff (from the famous David and the Giants), New Orleans percussionist Dennis "Shake" Shaikewitz (from NOCCA, Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis) drummer Jathan Maricelli, vocalist Michelle Jenkins and a host of other veteran musicians. This album covers the spectrum of easy listening jazz, R&B, funk, reworked hymns and includes bonus tracks 12-16 of some of Robin Rorie's other production work, from various albums/film soundtracks of the past. Track number one is a radio friendly smooth jazz/R&B feast that features jazz guitarist Bill Solley. Track 3 is a refreshing and funky spin on the Christmas Classic, "Silent Night", "The First Noel" and "Little Drummer Boy." Of special interest is track 10 "Louis and Thelonious" which begins with a tribute to Louis Armstrong "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" and then segues into a funk slap bass solo titled "Katrina" which was written by Robin Rorie on the road while evacuating from the hurricane. Finally the bass solo closes with "Round Midnight" a tribute to Thelonious Monk. Listeners will love track number eleven, which is an intimate setting with Robin telling the stories behind all of the songs on the album and speaking of his influences and inspirations. Robin Rorie is currently producing for other artists on the Legacy Music record label. Bass lovers and Louisana music fans can also visit Numerical Sounds website and check out "The Delta Grooves" New Orleans Bass and Drum Loops produced by Robin D. Rorie and featuring New Orleans NOCCA graduate, percussionist and drummer Dennis Shaikewitz.