I wasn't sure where to post this one, under recordings or bassists. I caught Adam's show at NAMM on thursday night and ended up seeing him again as the "house bassist" for an all-star guitar jam on saturday. First, If anyone knows me they know I am not a "bass heroes" kind of guy. I don't own the latest Wooten, and while I'm sure Bill Dickens is a nice guy and can slap really really fast, my general reaction is, so what? What really impressed me about Adam was the quality of his groove playing and the way he walked in to a really straight musical situation (the all star jam) and just laid down unpretentious quality low end. Both Tom (tombowlus) and I were commenting how Adam could play circles around the mediocre soloist on that stage, but he just concentrated on making the band work. He was truly a consummate professional. Anyway, the newest Adam Nitti CD ( Liminal) is really hot, I wore it out on the way home from Nashville. 1) It is Music, not a bass display. 2) It has some great song writing, with great melodies. With "Redemption Song" being in the league with some of Methenys work. 2) It has some phenomenal playing. Very cool, I would definitely recommend. And yes he can lay it down.