Saturday, August 10, 2013

CD Review: "Late Show" Bassist, Will Lee, Shows The "Love" On His Latest Album

William Franklin Lee IV better known simply as Will Lee will be releasing his first album of new material in 20 years. Will Lee is the bassist for David Letterman's "Late Show" band and even invites fellow band member Paul Schafer to lend a hand on his new release. The new album entitled "Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions" will be released on August 20 through Sinning Saint Ltd. and features some friends like ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Toto's Steve Lukather amongst others.
The album begins with the eighties rock groove of "Gratitude," but things quickly heat up as Billy Gibbons helps out on the vocals and guitar along with Allen Toussaint on piano during the dirty blues of "Get Out My Life Woman." Fourplay guitarist Chuck Loeb as some smooth jazz sounds along with keyboardist Oli Rockberger on "Fooled Him" as Lee's vocals lead the way. The album hits its peak on the six-plus minute "Shahara" as Lee incorporates some worldly sounds into the mix. Lee invites international pop superstar "Akiko Yano" to help him on the vocals of "1,2,3," before closing the album with the simple sounds of "Smile."
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