LA ZOO REVISITED
This newly released import of Bunny Brunel's LA Zoo album features newly recorded drum parts by Virgil Donati and new bass parts by Bunny.
BUNNY BRUNEL: Fretted and Fretless Basses, Piccolo Bass Synth.
VIVIAN CAMPBELL: Guitar
RAY GOMEZ: Guitar
MIKE STERN: Guitar
BRIAN AUGER: B3 Organ
VIRGIL DONATI: Drums
JEFF GROSSBERG: Harmonica (diatonic)
MIKE PALMER, CRAIG ADAMS: Guitar
About Bunny Brunel....
When CHICK COREA watched BERNARD BUNNY BRUNEL play one night at an upscale London jazz club in 1978, Bunny was unaware of the ultimate significance Corea would play in his future success as a bassist. A few weeks after that visit to London, Chick called Bunny on the telephone and asked him to pack up and join him on a world wide tour. Bunny quickly accepted and went on to record the classics "Tap Step" and "Secret Agent" with the legendary jazz fusionist. The roster of artists Bunny went on to record and perform with is practically a "Who's Who" of music industry giants. Notables include: HERBIE HANCOCK, WAYNE SHORTER, TONY WILLIAMS, AL JARREAU, NATALIE COLE, LARRY CORYELL, AL DIMEOLA, MIKE STERN, JOE FARRELL, and a list that goes on and on.
Besides his work as a performer, he is equally at home in the roles of composer, arranger and producer. As a soundtrack composer, Bunny collaborated with Clint Eastwood in creating the main theme ("Claudia's Theme") for the Oscar winning film, "The Unforgiven." He also worked on several TV shows, including the popular series "Highlander."
As a designer, Bunny created a line of Electric Bass Guitars for Carvin Corp. and an Electric Upright Bass.
Bunny has released many albums. See his page on CD Baby or personal website at bunnybrunel.com for current list. These projects highlight his beautiful compositions and melodic solos and show off breathtaking bass lines. "CAB2" was nominated for the "Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album" Grammy award of 2002.
Taking an active interest in helping bass players, Brunel regularly gives seminars and lessons on his unique approach to the instrument. He has written several books and instructional videos.