First Listen: Christian de Mesones and Nia Simmons grant our "Wish"

(March 9, 2020) Throughout a three decade plus career as a composer, educator, and performer, Christian de Mesones has been all about that bass.  In 2008, the New York native composed Bass Symphony: Celebrating the Gift of Music through the Spirit of Youth, an ambitious piece incorporating various acoustic and electric basses.  Recently, he led a bass clinic at the Virginia Bass Form in mastering the art of groove.  And by the way, de Mesones takes all grooves seriously both with his band Groove Skool and as a solo artist.  Though it took several minutes, SoulTracks finally caught onto de Mesones a few months ago with “Throb,” an entertaining funk rock fusion track from his solo debut release, They Call Me Big New York.

(March 9, 2020) Throughout a three decade plus career as a composer, educator, and performer, Christian de Mesones has been all about that bass.  In 2008, the New York native composed Bass Symphony: Celebrating the Gift of Music through the Spirit of Youth, an ambitious piece incorporating various acoustic and electric basses.  Recently, he led a bass clinic at the Virginia Bass Form in mastering the art of groove.  And by the way, de Mesones takes all grooves seriously both with his band Groove Skool and as a solo artist.  Though it took several minutes, SoulTracks finally caught onto de Mesones a few months ago with “Throb,” an entertaining funk rock fusion track from his solo debut release, They Call Me Big New York.

For his sophomore First Listen showcase, “Big Tall Wish,” de Mesones does not disappoint in his mastery of grooves and warm, friendly arrangements. He showcases his melodic bass guitar shadowed by acoustic piano and backed by a deep mid-tempo foundation. And the tight brass section perfectly frames the chorus, frosted by vocalist Nia Simmons.  To cap it off, there is a delightful acoustic piano solo.  de Mesones strikes again giving us all a Big Tall Wish.  Enjoy!

By Peggy Oliver

Christian de Mesones feat. Nia Simmons
"Big Tall Wish"

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