A very good place to start is with “Six String Outlaw.” “Being a traveling blues musician, it is easy to feel like an outlaw, always on the road.” Eight thuds on the bass drum precede Gordon’s wailing slide
guitar. His vocals talk about the blues life and the role of the guitar as a six-string outlaw. It is immediately obvious that he is a true original, both as a guitarist and as a singer.
Three attractive and lively concertos by two exact 18th-century contemporaries (they were both born in 1739) the Viennese Dittersdorf and the Bohemian Vanhal who on at least one occasion played string quartets with Mozart and Haydn. (Haydn and Dittersdorf played violins; Mozart played viola; Vanhal the cello.) This seems to be the only recorded pairing of the two Dittersdorf concertos.
Wooten and Bailey had recorded a wonderful CD which is a must for every bass player, they take the 4 strings and the 6 strings fretless and make unbelievable sounds and rhythms.
John Patitucci's Line by Line is mostly a quiet and thoughtful affair. The performances often feature close interplay between the bassist and guitarist Adam Rogers, with stimulating support from drummer Brian Blade and occasional guest appearances by the great tenor Chris Potter. The music is adventurous but often lyrical, with Patitucci being a key soloist but not completely dominating the performances, giving his sidemen plenty of space of their own.