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Gerald Veasley: Velvet

Take the best of ’70s R&B and funk and filter it through a contemporary sensibility, and you have Gerald Veasley’s Velvet (Heads Up). On the album, the Philly-born bassist acknowledged the styles that inspired him in his youth and added his own expressive bass voice to create a collection of tunes that hark back to a seminal period in urban music but reflect a modern perspective.

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