LAS VEGAS, NV-
“…It’s always a sonic adventure when you catch a Thundercat (nee Stephen Bruner) gig. He’s one of my two favorite bassists ever (the other being Victor Wooten), and it’s a guaranteed trip in another atmosphere whenever he starts to play. His melding of everything … jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, soul … is a revelation and the way his plays and manipulates is 6 string bass is otherworldly. At times it can be overwhelming… but overwhelming in the best possible way. A flurry of notes that you can’t imagine are really being played even though it’s happening right in front of you.
Accompanied by Dennis Hamm on keys, and (I think because I couldn’t actually see him because the room was so dark) Justin Brown on drums, Thundercat took us on what was essentially a 40-minute jam session of his work. I thought there were a few songs that I wasn’t familiar with (or at least not on the vinyl albums in my collection).
But the music aside, perhaps the most noteworthy moment of the performance was when Thundercat casually announced that his next album is almost done. Something his fans have been waiting patiently for close to two years…”