Call me Al! by Alain Caron is his fourth soloist album and was released in 2000.
In “Call me Al!” the brilliant Canadian bass player, in his relentless pursuit for innovation, finds new sounds and amazing working with young artists and promising, coming from totally different musical backgrounds together.
“Call me Al!” contains nine new songs written and arranged by Alan Caron, six of which were built on electronic loops that flanked the always superb arrangements, offer a new and compelling sound halfway between drum’n’bass and Afro-Cuban rhythms.
In Call me Al! The pursuit of innovation is also another uncharted territory by Alain Caron: the singing.
For this very delicate mission Alain Caron relies on Jorane, the amazing Canadian singer of experimental rock, able to use his voice in a unique way, by marrying with the lyrical sound of her cello and piano accompaniment of Otmaro Ruiz.
Alain Caron is rightly considered one of the best and most talented bass players in the world and “Call Me Al!” also he proves to be an accomplished arranger and with a wide musical culture: the fans of the first hour will again be satisfied by the exceptional quality of execution and the rhythm of the funky looking down.