LA bass-man Mitchell Coleman draws his influences from the likes of Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham and Jaco Pastorius so it’s no surprise his debut album (‘Soul Searching’ that is out now on his own Soul Revelation label) is characterized by deliciously hard driving, bass driven funk.
It features an A-list line-up of supporting musicians that includes Tim Anderson and Sal Avila on saxophones, long-time collaborator Deron Johnson on keys, guitarists Kayta Matsuno and Sean Fabian plus backing vocalists Jim Gilstrap and ‘sister-act’ Pam and Joyce Vincent who some will remember from their time with Tony Orlando and Dawn.
Mitchell also teams with Veteran Motown Producer Michael B. Sutton to co-produce the tracks ‘Flow’, ‘Ethiopia Love’ and s own tribute to the legendary Joe Sample ‘When Your Life Was Low’. In fact ‘Flow’ is currently making its mark as a radio single and is well worth checking out.
‘Soul Searching’ may be Coleman’s first solo work but, now that the secret of this former sideman is out, it is unlikely to be his last.