"Bassist Dewayne Pate delivers a impressive array of grooves on his self-produced new album 'Melting Pot,' a satisfyingly eclectic CD that showcases a series of tasty collaboration. Whether he's facing off mano a mano with powerhouse drummer Dennis Chambers, or bouncing through French Caribbean-inflected jazz with steel drum master Andy Narell, Pate is deep in the pocket, playing taste and soul."

             -- Andrew Gilbert