Michael Bisio Travel Music
Bisio says he was ready to make Travel Music last year even as he immersed himself in the projects of others. “Livin’ Large,” he says, was written “in real time” during a CIMP Records session with a quartet. He performs with wiry energy that smoothly dissipates into the melody at the end. The solemn title tune holds a respect for the journey, “more so than the destination,” as demonstrated in Bisio’s patient delivery of each phrase. Whether bowed or plucked, there seems to be no end to the lyricism in his playing. His version of John Coltrane’s “Alabama” is more evidence of this, as is his sensitive interpretation of Charlie Haden’s “Human Being.” Michael Bisio’s Travel Music adds to his reputation as one of the most distinctive bassists in creative music. www.michaelbisio.com.