Of bass player Jesse Murphy, Scofield says: “Jesse is the most intuitive and like-minded bass player that I’ve played with in a long time. He is truly eclectic musically; he knows and appreciates so many different styles. He has the perfect temperament for a bassist -- boundless energy blended with the directed focus of a traffic cop. That’s very hard to find and essential for a good band!”
The bass work of Jesse Murphy must also be recognized from this performance. Alternating between electric and stand up bass, Murphy was a key ingredient to sustaining the musical diversity.
Jesse Murphy bass hips and hops and gives the sounds wonderful bounce. He also brings in a dub sound on certain songs that takes the sound into a completely new dimension.