Victor Bailey - That's Right
Cat. no: ESC036762
Release Date: 2nd July 2021
Considering Victor Bailey is one of the most ubiquitous sidemen on the music scene, you might think he’d seize the opportunity to proclaim his individual identity as a bassist on his third solo album, That’s Right! Well, not exactly.
That’s Right! is not a “bass” album, per se, but rather a solid collection of funkfusion tunes that spotlight the former Weather Report bassist’s multiple gifts as a composer, musician, arranger and leader.
While That’s Right! is clearly Bailey’s album-he composed most of the tracks and infectious grooves prevail-the recording is a group effort.
And what a group! Bailey enlisted drummers Omar Hakim and Lenny White, saxophonist Bill Evans, saxophonist/bass clarinetist Bennie Maupin, keyboardist Jim Beard and guitarist Dean Brown to help him breathe vibrant life into the album’s nine tracks.
Tracks: Goose Bumps / Knee Deep/One Nation Medley / Where’s Paco? / Joey / Nothing But Net / The Rope-A-Dope / Steamy / Black On The Bach / That’s Right!