Get ready jazz, funk and fusion aficionados, the time has come. I’ve got some fresh music exclusively for your discriminating taste the latest album by bassist formerly of super-group Weather Report …. VICTOR BAILEY returns with a seriously eclectic mix of jazz and funk induced groove(s) titled SLIPPIN’ ‘n’ TRIPPIN‘. —Rob Young | The Urban Flux
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Bassist Victor Bailey returns with his strongest and most consistent effort to date, titled Slippin’ N’ Trippin’. Bailey states “on this record I wanted to feature more of my bass guitar than on my other cd’s. I’m also a versatile keyboardist, vocalise a little, and play a little drums too”.
As usual Bailey serves up a variety of great feels, grooves and of course incredible bass playing. Standouts include the opener “Ape School” wth some innovative slapping and tapping over a surprising supple dance/funk feel. We follow that up with the title track “Slippin’ N’ Trippin’, with a shockingly strong vocal performance by Bailey and a great drum track by the legendary Billy Cobham. Next is an incredible rendition of John Coltrane’s Countdown, featuring Ron Carter on acoustic bass. Continue reading