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Bryan Beller: Thanks in Advance

Bryan Beller: Thanks in AdvanceBryan Beller‘s new release, Thanks in Advance is the bassist’s second solo album, five years after his acclaimed debut View. The 60-minute CD features features an impressive group of supporting musicians performing a wide range of jazz/rock tunes.

Beller’s career is pretty remarkable, including performing as a sideman with Mike Keneally and Steve Vai, as a regular contributor to Bass Player magazine, and even an executive corporate position running SWR bass amplification for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. He’s now a full time freelance musician living in Nashville.

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Sample tracks

Tracks:

  1. Snooze Bar
  2. Casual Lie Day
  3. Greasy Wheel
  4. Cost Of Doing Business
  5. Blind Sideways
  6. Life Story
  7. Cave Dweller
  8. Play Hard
  9. Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through
  10. Thanks In Advance
  11. From Nothing

Musicians:

Guitarists
Mike Keneally (solo artist, Frank Zappa)
Rick Musallam (Mike Keneally Band, Ben Taylor)
Griff Peters (featured guitarist on Beller’s first album View)
Chris Cottros (Nashville session cat)
Bruce Dees (James Brown, Ronnie Milsap)

Keyboardists
Jeff Babko (James Taylor, Robben Ford, Jimmy Kimmel Live)
Jody Nardone (Crimson Jazz Trio)
Kira Small (solo artist, Martina McBride, Wynonna Judd)
Clayton Ivey (Wilson Pickett, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin)

Drummers
Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa, Lisa Loeb)
Toss Panos (Michael Landau, Larry Carlton)
Marco Minnemann (solo artist/clinician)
Nick D’Virgilio (Tears For Fears, Spock’s Beard)
Marcus Finnie (Diana Ross)

Special Guests
Saxophonist Scheila Gonzalez (Zappa Plays Zappa)
Violinist Ann Marie Calhoun (Steve Vai)
Vocalist Jude Crossen (L.A. session singer)

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