James Genusʼ Genius
James Genus, currently a full time member of the Saturday Night Live Band, has a well rounded resume as both frontman and sideman playing with such greats as Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, and Daft Punk. Spanning a wide variety of genres he is considered one of the most in demand bass players in the world with hundreds of live and studio recordings to his credit. Here we see why Genus is such a sought after commodity in the music world as he deftly shreds this percussive bass solo with the Randy Brecker group in Madrid, Spain. A mere 28 years old at the time this footage was shot, he already has a style all his own and a feel and maturity way beyond his musical years.