Alphonso Johnson has brought the fretless bass-line for generations of important groups and artists, including recording and touring with: Weather Report, George Duke, Santana, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Bob Weir and Phil Collins. His new record out on Embamba is called Metaphors. Metaphors features the late great Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Airto Moreira and others. His sound is unmistakable.
You can hear cuts from Metaphors on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, in particular during Serenade to the City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.