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Manuel Muzzu

Born in Sardinia (italy ) 06/25/1967 I fell in love with a bass guitar when I was a 12 years old boy. Graduate on M.I. Los Angeles in 1994 and U. M. Rome on 1997. I have an handicap on my right hand, due to a mistake by the doctors when I was six years hold, that prevent me to use all fingers. In effort to overcome my disability I worked hard on my own technique for play like a normal people, just because the passion is stronger than destiny. Musician and composer, session player for many artist in a live show, and studio session player for noumerous label and artist. My songs are insipired by all the different sounds I manage to extract from my 6 strings basses including what may sound like a conventional guitar when i use it as an harmonic instruments as oppose to a slap or a straight forward fretless melodic one. I recorded three album at my own names.


Manuel Muzzu is an Italian bassist. His debut release was 2012’s The Right Hand’s Miracle, named for good reason. Manuel has a handicap of the right hand that enables only the use of his index finger and thumb. He uses this to his advantage, however, and has crafted a sound that makes his right hand a feature and not a bug. New Stories – Old Hands is a well done recording, with the bass out front as one would expect. It has stylistic variety, but the improvisational and compositional integrity demonstrated across the ten tracks is of note; this record could have been about just the chops, but it is instead about much more, and tells a story

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson




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