Wow. Been listening to Avishai's newest record and the kid keeps flooring me. Compositionally I think it's the best thing yet, and it's so amazing how he keeps developing his arranging without losing the essense of his voice as a composer and player. Oh yeah, and somehow his playing keeps getting better too! You rarely here Avishai praised for his electric playing, but I'd be remiss if I didn't call Avi out as one of the most unique and talented electric voices out there. His tone is wicked and all his blows are fierce. Simple Melody (on Lyla) is probably the best "bass composition" I've heard since Continuum. He's phenomenal, and I'm shocked how he stays under the radar with electric players. Forget Matt Garrison. I'll take Avishai anyday. He's got a hell of alot more going on musically...and that's an understatement. I guess Avishai might be a little too low tech for this crowd, though.