2013—Day 235—Beyond Standard

Last night a Bay Area jazz quintet called Beyond Standard Jazz played at Famous Mo’s. Their music is not at all standard jazz. It is more of a fusion of many styles and made for a fascinating musical evening. Jeff Chambers is the bassist for BSJ and his Yamaha Silent Upright Bass—and there’s nothing silent about it!—fascinated me, right down to the leopard “G-string” he put on it. Jeff shows the essence of cool while he is playing this definitely beyond standard bass.

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