Bassist David Pastorius and his band, Local 518, have released their second album in the U.S., Sense of Urgency.
The album features Pastorius on bass with Local 518 members Al Brodeur on guitar and keyboards, Bjarne Jannik Kjaer on drums, steel drums and keyboards, Anthony Darmana on percussion and Dijeradoo and Dave Hoag on keyboards. Other performers on the CD include Alex Petrosky on drums, Ken Page on keyboards and Jowee Omicil on soprano sax.
Sense of Urgency has 16 original tracks, each written or co-written by Pastorius. In case you did not make the family connection yet, David is the nephew of the late and legendary Jaco Pastorius. Don’t let the family ties fool you, David approaches the bass with a completely unique style and pulls influences from Miles Davis, Mr. Bungle, Jimi Hendrix, The Police, Beethoven, Bjork, Coltrane, Bob Marley, Paco De Lucia, Anthrax, Tool, and The Clash to name a few. This combination along with his incredible technical prowess have given David a sound all his own. Adding Local 518 to the mix makes for a groove-heavy, progressive album that will not disappoint!
Here’s a sneak preview and the album’s opening track:
Be sure to check out Pastorius’s official website for more.
(Full disclosure: Corey Brown, No Treble’s founder, is involved in this project.)