Curtis Ohlson

So Fast

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So Fast was the album that introduced the world at large to one of the most in-demand bassists of the 1980s. Tours behind Ray Charles and Buddy Rich, sessions with Branford Marsalis, Sheila E., George Duke, and Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley all made their mark on Curtis Ohlson's style and substance, to render So Fast a master class in funky basslines, layered-in horns, and occasional flourishes of well-placed and spaced synth. Predominantly instrumental, but breaking out the chorales when it needs to, So Fast will leave you breathless with its breadth and bravado. With 2009 bringing a much-needed reissue, scintillatingly remastered and bolstered by the brutishly liquid "This Burg's for You," one of the lost legends of '80s funk is back.

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