L.A. born Mosley is a true force on the upright bass, incorporating effects pedals, his bow, his vocals and a horn section for his one-of-a-kind forward leaning solo projects. Considered one of the world’s “premier upright bassists”, many have called him the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass’, and a ‘master musician and live performer’.
Mosley’s new album ‘UPRISING’ released at the end of January 2017 at #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart, #10 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, and #2 on the ITunes Jazz album chart. The first single “Abraham” was named one of NPR’s ‘favorite songs of 2016 so far’, he was featured as one of Vanity Fair’s Rising Stars, and was named one of Rolling Stones ‘Top 10 Artists You Should know Now’.
Mosley is a founding member and upright bass player for the acclaimed Los Angeles-based group, the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), a collaborative group of musicians born and raised in Los Angeles. Apart, they are some of the most sought after musicians in the world; together they are uninhibited innovators moving effortlessly through multiple genres of music. He has a new duo project, BFI with WCGD drummer/producer Tony Austin. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’; and is the upright bass player on long-time band-member Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ the critically acclaimed triple CD release.
OriginBorn 1980 in Hollywood, CaliforniaInstrumentsUpright bass, vocalsGenresJazz, soul, funk and rockWebsitemilesmosley.com