Celebrated British bassist GEORGE ANDERSON leads an unusual dual musical life. He is, of course, best known for his work with smooth jazz icons Shakatak. He’s a key member of the band – on the road and in the studio.
George though also fronts his own band and last year they played a successful series of shows in South Africa. with the climax concert – at Cape Town’s Grand West Arena – recorded for a live album which has just won release.
‘George Anderson Band… From Cape Town To London’ is a an energized 13 tracker with most of the tunes Anderson originals… the two covers being the show’s “encores” – versions of George Duke’s ‘Brazilian Love Affair’ and Luther Vandross’ ‘Never Too Much’. Of the original tunes, ‘Back In The Day’ is particularly strong with a great vocal from Debby Bracknell. Bass fans will also be pleased to know that the set also boasts the obligatory virtuoso bass solo from Anderson.