Jackson Browne / Saturate Before Using


Saturated with great songs, and great basslines. Cited by this writer as Eleven Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Huff Post 2015: http://bit.ly/2hOLzO3 ) this slab ranks among Leland Sklar’s finest works as a sideman – and I take into consideration that every passage Lee has waxed in the past half century, to my ears, is flawless. Featuring his signature warm, round tone, Sklar exhibits pocket mastery and upper register contrapuntal virtuosity – oft times within the same track – and all in the service of the song. Jackson’s all-star cast – David Crosby, Jessie Ed Davis, Craig Doerge, Sneaky Pete, Russ Kunkel, Albert Lee, Graham Nash, and Clarence White – work their usual magic. A perfect record.