United States-based Ghanaian bassist, Nee Sackey, will be the centre of attraction tonight, May 17, at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill in Accra as he leads a select band of brilliant home-based hands in concert.
Nee Sackey’s band in the US, Native Vibe, late last year released a 12-track album, In The Land Of Muses, and tonight’s bash will include material from that collection.
The bassist arrived back in Ghana early this week and has been hard at rehearsal with Victor Dey (keyboards), Akwesi Boateng (drums), Dominic Quachie (guitar) and Kofi Yeboah (percussion).
“They are the guys I enjoy playing with whenever I’m in Ghana and we have rehearsed a tight set for the show,” says Nee Sackey who is very much at home with different types of music.
The electric bass secured its place in popular music in the 1960s and since then, there have been great players across genres.
Some of the best including Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Richard Bona, Miroslav Vitous, Marcus Miller and Alphonso Johnson are among those Nee Sackey has listened to over the years to help fashion his approach to the instrument.
He rocks the bass in his own way and lovers of good vibes are assured of a great time tonight at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill.