Right Brain Patrol

Right Brain Patrol

by Marc Johnson
     
 
Right Brain Patrol features Marc Johnson in a trio setting with guitarist Ben Monder (among his first recordings) and percussionist Arto Tunçboyaciyan. Johnson is a fabulous bass player with a rich tone. Monder's playing contains shades of Bill Frisell's tone and harmonic sensibility.

Overview

Right Brain Patrol features Marc Johnson in a trio setting with guitarist Ben Monder (among his first recordings) and percussionist Arto Tunçboyaciyan. Johnson is a fabulous bass player with a rich tone. Monder's playing contains shades of Bill Frisell's tone and harmonic sensibility. Tunçboyaciyan is a fine percussionist, but listeners will either love or hate the vocalizing he does on a handful of cuts. "Batuki Burundi" is a solo bass vehicle, and Johnson and Tunçboyaciyan basically divide the rest of the composing duties, with Monder contributing one piece and sharing credits on two more. The bass and guitar playing are stellar throughout, even if Monder sounds a bit derivative in this early session ("Netcong on My Mind" and "Whispers" wouldn't sound out of place on a Bill Frisell album). The title cut has Monder and Johnson trading off leads and support in a lively conversation. "Heru Nazel" has some nice arco bass work and great guitar, but also has some of the aforementioned vocals. "After You" has Johnson playing some great lead over a queasy guitar figure. Few of these tunes will really stick in your head, but they are well played and quite beautiful at times.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2004
Label:
Winter & Winter
UPC:
0025091905126
catalogNumber:
919051

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marc Johnson   Primary Artist,Bass
Ben Monder   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Percussion,Vocals,Voices
Marc Johnson's Bass Desires   Bass
Steve Byram   Pai

Technical Credits

Marc Johnson   Composer
James Farber   Engineer
Ben Monder   Composer
Lee Townsend   Producer
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Composer
Stefan Winter   Executive Producer
Steve Byram   Cover Painting
Justin Luchter   Engineer
Günter Mattei   Cover Design
Colin George   Artwork,Cover Art

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