THE LESLIE JOHNSON PROJECT – LESLIE JOHNSON PROJECT
Bassist/composer/producer Leslie Johnson returns after 2012’s Bass and Beyond with an even funkier effort. This Best of 2015 item finds him calling on friends and influences who have impacted his style and inspired him here in America, as well as in his worldwide travels. As with its predecessor, Johnson composed all the songs on this album and mixed them in his El Paso, Texas, studio. The results are passionate, funky and forward-leaning music firmly rooted in jazz and funk. Check out “Sleepwalking” and “SMH” for a heavy dose of jazz fusion.