Carl Bradley A Veteran Musician
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BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA – Carl Bradley is a 30 year vet of the west coast music scene. The well seasoned musician is still doing his thing and looking towards the future. In 1979 Carl did his first professional session playing bass with the late Pepper Reed and the group called Nitro. He got the audition for the bass because at the time Nitro was looking for a bass player and drummer. Carl’s buddy drummer John Jackson, had the drummer spot so John turned Carl on the audition. The audition tune was titled “Orbit Of The Sun. Carl laid the track the same day of the audtion. That tune is on the Nitro album. In the eighties, Carl Bradley played guitar and sang lead and backgound vocals in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, for a group named Funk Plus Funktion. Carl Bradley started doing solo projects and in 2004 released his first CD on CD Baby called “CarlMusic”. This year Carl released his second EP. The new cd titled “Carl Bradley Compilation Volume 3 is a instrumental journey through smooth jazz realms then blazing through the center of the funk fusion universe. The compositions titled “That Cool Funky walrus, Funk Heeros, (not heroes) and Funky Spy Movie are reminiscent of Jimmy Jam – Terry Lewis mixed with some Miles Davis and James Brown. The tunes titled “Groove with a view and Hipsters cool jazz sonauta (Not Sonata) are classic smooth jazz arrangements. Carl’s style of music is a combination of Smooth Jazz, R&B, World, and Fusion. Carl’s main axx is the guitar, but he plays the bass and keyboards equally as well, and is playing all the instruments on both of his cd’s.
Major influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Larry Graham, Miles Davis, Jimi Jam and Terry Lewis, Herbie Hancock, and Yan Hammer. Carl see’s being a producer of young talent in his future. But Carl steal looks and plays young.