Nabil Totah: More Double Bass

Bassist Nabil Totah simultaneously presents his credentials and pays homage to a forebear of his instrument on the opener of this recording, Oscar Pettiford’s “Laverne Walk.” Totah continues to display his pizzicato and arco dexterity thoughout this collection of standards as pianist Mike Longo and drummer Ray Mosca keep right in step. Together they contribute their own distinctive sounds to a touching “My Foolish Heart,” an exotic “Caravan,” and a swinging Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”