Lyle Ritz's 'Ukulele Jazz
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The liner notes in this CD mentions that Lyle played some 5,000 recording sessions with artists including the Beach Boys, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra and many others. He has performed in Oscar-winning movie scores by Burt Bacharach and John Williams, and has many television credits. But all of these performances showcased Lyle's artistry on the acoustic and electric bass. This album does not represent what most people think of as ukulele music. This is smooth jazz that casts a relaxing mood, and will leave you wondering why guitar players need those extra two strings. The same sense of rhythm and economy of notes that make great bass playing translates to wonderful ukulele jazz."