“A virtuoso jazz bassist whose hybridised work draws extensively on West African music”- BBC
Bassist Michael Olatuja simply delivered a well-honed message; its project was a perpetual thing,a way of being
– New York Times
A singular voice that taps all the cultures from which it is born.
His bass sound and distinct sense of time are always consistent, and are always the propelling force of the music.
– JazzInside Magazine
Olatuja's supple, acoustic and electric bass lines that can trace their low-end
ancestry to Ron Carter and Jaco Pastorius. - All About Jazz
“Groove is something you either have or you don’t, and if groove were water, you’d have to go to Michael Olatuja’s
concerts with scuba gear.”
-Jazz Inside NY
What a curious cocktail of African music, jazz, soul, and gospel Michael Olatuja has cooked up on Speak...