Incorporating Jazz, fusion, rock, funk and New Age sounds, “Phoenix” is the best CD yet from SF based Edo, bass ace extraordinare. Edo’s forte is his showmanship on Conklin 7 fretted and 8 fretless basses, Conklin 6 midi bass, and bass loops. On his 2006 CD, “Phoenix” Edo is supported by a range of excellent players including former Pat Metheny bass great Mark Egan, performing here on 8 string fretless. Edo’s music is haunting and makes for a sublime ambient musical experience. Influences such as mid 80’s Pat Metheny Group and Jaco Pastorius can be heard and there’s even a cover of “Beneath an Evening Sky” written by Ralph Towner.