The three tracks have a soulful, jazzy Latin club vibe and the trademark Campbell Bass interpretation and he has made them his own.
Always looking to stretch and experiment with new musical ideas, Bass approached Mark Gamble with his new album project; a mixture of original work and covers. Using three very different vocalists Mario Biondi, Kurt Elling and Gregory Porter as references, it was literally a blank canvas to be creative and one that Gamble became very enthusiastic to work on.
Bass performs a soulful jazzy, Latin groove as he uplifts yet another Nottingham singer/songwriter Jake Buggs song ‘How Soon The Dawn’ as well as Rag and Bone Man’s ‘Human’ and The Scripts ‘The Man That Can’t Be Moved’, he takes them into a smooth laid back feel good groove.
The sessions where recorded at Weston Boulevard Studio in Nottingham reuniting his relationship with Club/Dance Producer Mark Gamble, who formed his studio band in early 1987; Krush and had their first UK chart success with ‘House Arrest’ in 1987 reaching no3 in the UK charts. ‘House Arrest’ is considered a pioneering example of British House music that helped Gamble achieve numerous collaborative successes with various artist remixes, Art of Noise, Edwin Star and Human League to name but a few.
The collaboration between Bass and Gamble seems an unlikely match as Bass has always been known for his jazzy soulful style with his influences coming from an eclectic mix of genres being raised listening to jazz, soul and funk that reaches back to the early 70’s and 80’s with artists from Mel Torme, Barry White, Glady’s Night, The Commodores and more recently Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling and Mario Biondi.