David Enos, veteran bassist, composer, arranger, engineer, producer, sound designer, and sound editor presents his exceptional debut album, Standard Deviation, a collection of jazz standards masterfully re-imagined! The album was born of David’s fascination with harmony. While sitting in a coffee shop, he pondered the harmonic possibilities of “You Don’t Know What Love Is” and wrote his new reharmonizations on paper napkins. With the help of three other extraordinary musicians, David’s vision blossomed into an album of ten beloved standards re-invented.
David states, “After playing jazz standards for several years, I wanted to do a project that was a little more off the beaten path. How fortunate I was to find David Goldblatt, (piano), Bob Harsen, (drums), and Gary Meek, (saxophone),musicians with similar musical sensibilities to my own.”
The album also includes David’s arrangements of “Summertime”, “Angel Eyes”, “A Fine Romance”, “I Love You”, “When I Fall In Love”, “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes”, ”Some Other Time”, “Invitation” and “My Foolish Heart”.
While this may be David’s debut album, he’s no rookie. David has performed on over 50 other records. His amazing career as a bassist includes performances with Arturo Sandoval, David Benoit, Sergio Mendez, Stan Getz, Bobby Caldwell, Frank Gambale, Otmaro Ruiz, Russell Ferrante, Danilo Perez, Nelson Rangel, Kirk Whalum, Toninho Horta, Tak Matsumoto and Alphonse Mouzon.
Scott Yanow, jazz journalist, states, “In his career, bassist David Enos’ large tone, versatility and ability to sound thoughtful even at the most rapid tempos have been major assets to every setting in which he appears. On his new CD, Enos and his top-notch quartet interpret ten well-known jazz standards. But, although each of the songs have been played a countless number of times through the years, they have never before sounded quite like this. Their chords have been modernized and re-harmonized, fresh new introductions and transitions have been added, and the rhythm section, while swinging with subtlety, has a continuous conversation with the lead voices….the playing of all four musicians is heard at its most creative as they really dig into these tunes, emerging with many moments of unexpected beauty.”
“Standard Deviation” is getting plenty of well-deserved attention. The album has been submitted for Grammy consideration in the following categories:
- Contemporary Instrumental Album
- Jazz Instrumental Album
- Improvised Jazz Solo: David Goldblatt on “Invitation”
David’s 120 year-old upright bass is strung with Thomastik Spirocore strings. He uses DR Black
Beauties on his electrics. David is sponsored by Bossa Basses, BSX Electric Upright Basses, Bag End Speakers, Polytone preamps, and Stewart Electronics power amps.