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Populist Records
  • Label: Populist Records
  • Release: August 14, 2015
  • Catalog No: PR008

“an exceptional disc, as bewitching as it is original.” — Alex Ross

One of the top 10 albums of the year according to the New Yorker’s Alex Ross
One of the most notable albums of the year according to Steve Smith of the Boston Globe

Scott Worthington, double bass
music by Scott Worthington

Recorded at the Conrad Prebys Music Center in San Diego, CA
Tracks 2, 3, and 4 recorded by Josef Kucera on April 1, 2014
Tracks 1 and 5 recorded by Scott Worthington on January 24, 2015
Edited, mixed, and produced by Scott Worthington
Mastered by Justin DeHart
Art and Design by Jennifer Bewerse

Alex Ross
“This is … an exceptional disc, as bewitching as it is original. Worthington’s double bass speaks not only in lumbering, thunderous tones but also in high, pale registers of piercing expressivity.”

The Rambler (Tim Rutherford-Johnson)
“Worthington’s roots clearly lie in the experimental tradition, but his music has heart and poetry too.”
“Prism shows Worthington to be a composer of subtlety and skill.”
“Scott Worthington’s bass is a gentle giant, deep and softly breathing. The four pieces on this CD all occupy a place in which the bass’s natural resonances and sonic nuances (that depth of spectrum!) are allowed to sound.”

Fluid Radio (Nathan Thomas)
“This is not a musician who feels compelled to rely on extended techniques or exaggerated novelty to make his music stand out; rather, he seems focused on creating affecting and absorbing sound-spaces that linger on the senses long after the strings or the speakers have fallen quiet. This is something that “Prism” achieves with aplomb, making it a must-hear album for anyone interested in how music can change our perceptions of space and time, regardless of genre.”

Sequenza 21 (Paul Muller)
“PRISM expands the scope of Scott Worthington’s music to encompass an extraordinarily wide variety sensations and emotions, all conjured from the traditional double bass.”

Textura Magazine


An interview on New Classic LA (Alicia Byer)

On a Night After Night playlist (Steve Smith)

On Alex Ross’s version of a Night After Night playlist