MO FOSTER – Bass Themes


The tracks are perfect for easy listening or great in the car stereo while driving along the motorway. (April 2011)

For all their diversity, the pieces present a unified, integral front stricken with lyricism and showing master’s supple touch be it in the faux big band jive of “Slink” or an Oriental shimmer of “Afternoon In Kyoto”. Mo’s accompanied by the equally virtuoso friends who know how to shape their flight to his vision, so Ray Russell chooses to be cosmic on the fusion of “Alone In New York City” and twangy on “Steam Driven”, while Tony Hymas sprinkles the pavement with golden piano in “Goodbye Old Friend”.

Still, it when the bass take a solo that the drift becomes most impressive like in the blues of “Jerry’s Monet Bridge”, the tango of “All Night Stake Out” or the cinematic “Staring Into The Abyss” where the depth is fathomed with low-end sonics. And then there’s that rumble in “Good Cop, Bad Cop” and a shade of “Gimme Some Lovin’” urgency in the funky “Stomp”, whereas humor slips into the breezy “South Coast Samba”. Background music doesn’t come more clever and enjoyable than this. ****/5 (May 2011)

Excellent 30 track review of session bass master Mo on his sixth album covering material between the ’80s and now…rather nice and highly polished set.

New Gandy Dancer (May 2011)

The 30 tracks draw on Foster’s prolific studio career…

Bass Guitar magazine (May 2011)

Mo Foster has played on over 350 albums, and is one of the UK’s most prolific session musicians., and new album ‘Bass Themes’ brings together 30 of his production pieces recorded between 1983 and 2009…Mo Foster is a talented musician and this album will no doubt appeal to hard core fans…

Nikk Gunns, (May 2011)

Foster’s sixth solo album Bass Themes, released by Angel Air Records, is an ingenious collection of production music that was originally recorded and commissioned between 1983-2009…

Bass Themes has been constructed in such a way that it touches upon a lot of different musical themes and emotions, so there’s pretty much something for every mood. I can give you thirty different reasons why Mo Foster has been such a prolific and in demand session musician over the years, and you can find them all right here on Bass Themes.

Ryan Sparks, (June 2011)

Mo is joined by a stellar line-up of musicians including Ray Russell, Mark Isham, Tony Hymas and Ralph Salmins…Many tracks are simply too good for the library music tag…

Pipeline (July 2011)


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