Bridge Guitar Reviews reviewed my third cd, "Little Girl Smile"
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Brendan Wires - Little Girl Smile
Brendan Wires is one of the most talented bass soloists I personally have heard. We all know Michael Manring and 6 string electric guitar players who use tap and slapping techniques like Stanley Jordan or Carlos Vamos, but on bass guitar there are less players who demonstrate a high level of a melodic approach in bass music. His earlier CD's where received well by the press and his fans.
The structure and balance in the songs are well-balanced and that makes his music a joy to listen to. There are 6 tracks on this CD which all will impress a listener.
The songs selected are own pennings like the title track, Little Girl Smile, which has as well an intimate as melancholic setup. Hirundo Rustica is a track with lots of damping the strings techniques and staccato play. The alluring, The Waiting, is pensive and soothing ones mind. Root Bear Float, expresses a lot of groove. I Will, an adaptation from Paul Mc Cartney gets a lot of new elements in a flowing ambiance.
The CD ends with, Cold Grape, a fast piece with a lot of arpeggio play. Brendan Wires has a unique approach to bass playing, one who likes to get all dimensions and possibilities out of his instrument, a true genius in his genre.
Henk te Veldhuis