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by Alphonso Johnson

Alternative Music
Genre: Easy Listening: Adult contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Heavy Weather
5:14 $0.99
2. Cold
5:07 $0.99
3. Lorelei
5:32 $0.99
4. Nova Iguacu by
4:58 $0.99
5. Moisten Harmony
5:03 $0.99
6. Like No Place on Earth
4:02 $0.99
7. Someday
4:32 $0.99
8. Tricotism
4:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
There are influences from Santana, Phil Collins and Weather Report. But the sound of bassist Alphonso Johnson is unmistakable and every song speaks from the heart, to introduce the listener to something unique.



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Alphonso Johnson shares his pleasure to play music with dedication and soul through an eclectic choice of songs and instrumentals reflecting his abilities to create spontaneous vibes, strong grooves and lyrical moments.
I enjoy very much hearing this great musician on electric bass, Chapman stick, upright bass, because of his very distinctive sound and original conceptions, whatever can be the instrument, but there is something else.
Eclectism, interaction, sensitivity, and cohesion despite the different musical styles gathered in this record.
Alphonso Johnson plays funky lines with an irresistible sense of space and few notes well targeted on Moisten Harmony. He pays a joyful tribute to Oscar Pettiford and Woody Herman on Tricotism.
His fretless bass sings and dances in an elegant way on the exuberant and catchy latin rythm of Nova Iguacu.
Lorelei is a bucolic setting for a koto and the Chapman stick that reflects Alphonso Johnson's dreamy side.
Heavy Weather, Cold, Like No Place on Earth, Someday are well suited for the accomplices and accomplished singers guested by Alphonso Johnson.
This is an invitation to reverie and nice escapes for listeners. Don't miss the voyage.


A journey in time/music
Introduced as Slim, I preferred Finger Lickin' Slim, which seems obvious if you've ever seem him play. A musician's musician who has spent a lifetime surrounding himself by some of the names we hold dear in our hearts and collections. He has now chosen to take us on a musical journey that is both familiar and fresh. Each song puts you in a different nightclub, you've visited in your life, missing only the clinking from the bar. We each first few bars, you know you've been here before and can relax and just enjoy. The opening song took me back to my days in Chi Town. In the closing song, you have to wonder if that's actually Duke tickling the ivories. The rhythms in Moisten Harmony thrash through you. A truly wonderful album that has become an instant add to my playlist. Order another round. Relax.