BENNY RIETVELD BASS MORE FUSION VOL. 2
Benny ignites Latin fusion and pop/rock bass lines with his unique spin. Offered in wavs, these smoking bass lines provide creative spark for song starters, jamming or just getting new bass ideas. Benny played against Q Up Arts award-winning Latin Groove Factory. You can also add your own loops and rhythms to these bass lines. There's nothing like the real thing: a world-class bassist playing with the masterful feel and driving intention that will bring your productions to life. Full-length song form bass lines are included. Features stand-alone bass lines, percussion only and mixes with both.
Benny Rietveld is currently musical director and bass player for Carlos Santana for the last 25 years. Benny has also played and recorded with Miles Davis, Sheila E, John Lee Hooker, Dave Matthews, Rob Thomas and Michel Legrand, performed in concert videos with Santana and Miles Davis, and appeared on Letterman, Dancing With The Stars, Jay Leno, Jools Holland, George Lopez and other live music TV shows.
A former composition major at the University of Hawaii, Benny is the recipient of 8 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammys for his performances on the Santana albums Supernatural and Shaman, playing on the hit songs Smooth, Game of Love and more platinum hits.
The multi-talented Benny has also scored films, including Brooklyn Rules (starring Alec Baldwin), written multimedia music for video gaming publications, released a solo CD entitled Mystery of Faith, appeared in the 80s cult film Krush Groove and on the hit TV series Breaking Bad, and is a part-time writer on staff of the Herald De Paris.
Currently, he is working on another solo release, writing a book (on an undisclosed subject for now), and has just finished recording and writing for an album by the original Santana band (the Reunion Project), and for a Ronnie Isley album, produced by Carlos Santana.