David Hughes | Swoosh

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Swoosh

by David Hughes

From the bassist touring with David Benoit and the Jazz Crusaders, featuring special guests David Benoit, Wilton Felder, Greg Mathiesen and Dave Anderson from the Rippingtons, the music is influenced by Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller and the Yellowjackets.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Swoosh
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2. Benoit
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3. Waiting For the Crowd
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5. Clearing
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7. Millertime
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"...jazz fusion has seldom ever been more expressive, more engaging and personable...David Hughes' album is one to be excited about."

-CD baby

"...terrific melodies, funky bass lines, and great horns which take you through an energetic journey"

"...Swoosh is a slam dunk! David Hughes is a name that we all need to remember"

- Bonnie Schendell/Smoothviews.com

"...Hughes delivers funk-laden grooves, guitar-like chordal voicings, and many horn-influenced solos. Although Hughes' virtuostic ability as a bass player is completely apparent throughout this recording, it never obscures the emotionally evocative experience he is attempting to convey to the listener."

"Hughes proves that he is a premier bassist who definitely deserves wider acknowledgment."

-International Institute of Bassists

"...the Crusaders' standard "Always There" was the set's standout, with six-string electric bassist David Hughes bringing guitar sensibilities into the chords as he went beyond providing mere foundation."

-Philadelphia Inquirer

"...His six-string instrument definitely gives him the room to redefine the jazz fusion genre."

-AllaboutJazz

"Millertime shows David in the role of a deserving Marcus-Miller-successor. Very convincing. A top notch bass player."

- SmoothJazz.de

David Hughes

was born and raised in Sweden but is now based in Los Angeles, California. After studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockolm, Hughes left for LA in 1994 for a stint at the Bass Institute of Technology, BIT. After receiving the BIT Outstanding Student Award, Hughes soon joined the teaching staff and began to explore life as a studio and live musician.

David received his first important break when Wayne Henderson of the legendary Jazz Crusaders asked him to join the band. Other credits include Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge, Burt Bacharach and Connie Stevens and Ray Manzarek (the Doors). He has played on countless sessions for TV and radio and for films such as Firehouse Dog and Old School, in which he also appeared.

A composer since he was old enough to reach the piano keys, the release of Hughes debut CD Swoosh united his greatest passions - composing and performing. With the release of Foreign Shores he is reaching for a new musical level, with more complex compositions and live, interactive performances.

Hughes is married to Shirley To, who plays bass, keyboard and percussion in his band. His family lives in Sweden.

Currently Hughes fills his schedule touring and recording with David Benoit, the Jazz Crusaders and Keiko Matsui, and with recording sessions and local performances spanning jazz to rock and classical music. When he has time off, he likes to compose and ride his bike or ski in the SoCal mountains.


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Michelangelo

A CD that is both funky and melodic with many bass gems.
Nice melodic tunes that you don't have to be a bass player to appreciate. The featured bass parts blend in well with the arrangements.

SAMUEL MORGAN


I LOVE BASS CDS, AND THIS GUY CAN PUT OUT A CD TOMMORROW , AND I WOULD BUY THAT ALSO.THE TRACK #11 HAS THE ALAIN CARON
VIBES, THE NOTES ARE MELODIC, AND SWEET TO THE HEAR. IF YOU HAVE MONEY SPEND IT ON THIS CD, YOU WILL NOT REGRET.

howdy

Monster!!!
This is definitely a cd of masterpieces. I can't wait to see this artist becoming another world famous jazz icon. David Hughes made bass guitar a Star!

Jan

If you like jazz, bass and westcoast music then this is for you.
David produces music that is at the same time rough and funky and gentle and delicate. If you like modern jazz, a strong presence of bass and a westcoast touch then this is definately for you.

Bruce Artis

If you are a fan of the Bass guitar, get this CD. Excellent work!

Thomas Johnson

Great music and really cool bass playing
I thought this CD had some really great music on it. I'm a bass player myself and I was very impressed with the melodic playing of David Hughes. It's been my favorite CD to play when I'm driving and especially listening to the last song makes the commute much easier. Great album!

joachim brueggmann

Excellent bass-player!
Great bass-player! On this album, David Hughes plays the bass like Brian Bromberg did it on the Zebra Recordings. Very groovy bass licks. Important CD for every bass fan!

William

Excellent Bass CD!
Great Music! I hope to hear more from this bass player!

CD Baby


It won't take many words to entice jazz fans to take a peek into this album. With the bassist from the Jazz Crusaders, featuring special guests David Benoit, Wilton Felder, Greg Mathiesen and Dave Anderson from the Rippingtons, jazz fusion has seldom ever been more expressive, more engaging and personable. And while jazz fusion might not be known for its mainstream appeal, the sophistication of pop influences in "Swoosh" steers it towards accessibility. Influenced by Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller and the Yellowjackets, David Hughes' album is one to be excited about.

Smooth & Soul

Swoosh is a real treasury for friends of the bass.
Since the success of the music group ABBA all listeners know, good music is coming of Sweden. The bass is David Hughes' instrument. So why not call his website swedebass.com. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Hughes has been a Californian since 1994. He got his merits as a member of the jazz crusaders. Now he is back with his debut album "Swoosh", featuring Hughes playing six-string fretted and fretless bass guitars.
Read further at
http://www.smooth-jazz.de/starportrait/Hughes/Swoosh.htm
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