Hilliard Greene has one of the most solid, swinging, deep sounds on the planet. Here he brings his devotion to the deepest of roots, the Negro Spiritual, into the ultra-personal lens of solo double-bass performance. The realm of the solo bass recording is a place where few dare to tread. With Barre Philips and Dave Holland among the earliest explorers, Hill Greene's bass (and occasionally his voice) sings in a way that evokes the existential ache that African-American artists feel at their core from the wickedness of slavery to the pernicious racism of the present while emanating a joyous confidence in a future of limitless possibilities.
released May 31, 2019
Hilliard Greene - double-bass, voice
Recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Jim DeSalvo at Beanstudio
Cover painting by Mike Owen
Photos and design by Qua's Eye Graphix
Produced by Jack DeSalvo