Legendary Bass Player Chuck Rainey Releases New Album 'Interpretations of a Groove'

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Bass legend releases new album after recovering from paralyzing stroke.

CharWalt Records is pleased to announce the release of Chuck Rainey’s Interpretations of a Groove. His fifth solo record, Interpretations of a Groove offers a collection of songs that, as Chris Jisi puts it, "draws from his Rust Belt roots, his legendary studio span on both coasts, and his longtime Texas home base." Groove-infused originals like "Think About It" and the title track "Interpretation of a Groove," along with innovative covers of hits like "She’s A Brick House" and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," demonstrate that Chuck is far from done speaking through the instrument he helped pioneer. Interpretations of a Groove is set to be released November 19th and is currently available for download via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/chuckgroove) and his website (chuckrainey.com).

Interpretations of a Groove almost didn’t make it out of the studio. In November 2011, with the tracking of the album completed but still in need of final mixing and mastering, Chuck suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed the left half of his body and left him unable to speak. Determined to beat the odds, he devoted himself to therapy and by January had regained the ability to speak as well as some mobility. In October 2012, Tommy Sims and Rod Taylor invited Chuck to Nashville TN for the final mixing and mastering of the album at James Waddell’s studio, Lyricanvas, enabling the album to be completed.

The road to recovery has been a steady climb for Chuck, and his unwavering resolve has resulted in an amazing comeback. He recently returned from a tour in Japan with R&B star Marlena Shaw and has been making various appearances at universities and music events in the US. Chuck’s plans for 2013-2014 involve several trips to Japan in support of the album. He plans to travel with his Texas-based band, which is comprised of number of the amazing musicians who appear on the album. Chuck also plans to support the album with a tour of key cities in the US.

Chuck Rainey's career as an artist is as rich as it is deep. His playing on award-winning television shows, motion pictures, and recordings have earned him the title as the "most recorded bass player in the history of recorded music". He has played on 17 platinum or gold records, and with five artists inducted The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a bass player, he has supported Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Louis Armstrong, Harry Belafonte, The Supremes, Patti Labelle, Quincy Jones, and Steely Dan (to name just a few). As a bandleader, he has released four previous albums.


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