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Nicholas D’Amato’s Royal Society: Nullius In Verba

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Electric bassist Nicholas D’Amato, a busy sideman with Popa Chubby, makes his leader debut in the esteemed company of guitarist Wayne Krantz. Drummer John O’Reilly completes the power-trio lineup. It’s a gritty but compact affair, with eight tracks coming in at just under 40 minutes. Three of these are short unaccompanied bass solos: “Sensus” shows off D’Amato’s fat, Fender-style sound, while “Expanded” is a fuzz-tone meditation and “Compound” involves knotty polyphony.

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