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Rob Wasserman

A very versatile bassist, Rob Wasserman has gained fame for his trilogy of recording projects accurately titled Solo, Duets, and Trios. Wasserman began playing the violin when he was 12, not switching to bass until he was already 20. Within a year he was studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and playing with drummer Charles Moffett. The classical training he had received on violin, plus owning a very open mind have both frequently come in handy throughout his career. Wasserman picked up early experience working with Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur, Van Morrison, and Oingo Boingo. In 1983, he recorded Solo for Rounder which received very strong reviews

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Jazz on the Moon

Read "Jazz on the Moon" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

On 20 July 1969, while Herbie Mann was over the figurative moon, because his Memphis Underground was the best selling jazz album in the country, the man was landing on the actual moon (apologies for the gender insensitivity here but otherwise the pun won't work...). What a day! 50 years later we celebrate the ...

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On the Road, Fellini & All That Jazz

Read "On the Road, Fellini & All That Jazz" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The Road. A place that inspires both composing music and listening to it. In this episode of Mondo Jazz we'll focus on music about a road to Timbuktu, French, Italian and Brooklyn streets, being on the road and the road as a metaphor for a jazzist's necessary openness to the unexpected. Not to mention, ...

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Lou Reed: Bonn, Germany, June 29, 2012

Read "Lou Reed: Bonn, Germany, June 29, 2012" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Lou ReedKunst!rassen FestivalBonn, GermanyJune 29, 2012 As far as omens may go, Lou Reed's two-hour performance as the headliner of the freshly spawned Kunst!rassen 's inaugural concert was a dynamic debut for the new festival. Reed is doubtless a major international talent, but he's also drawn very mixed reactions for ...

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Lou Reed: From Vu to Lulu 2012 European Tour

LOU REED ANNOUNCES SUMMER EUROPEAN DATES Hot off the incredible reception of his collaborative album Lulu with Metallica, Lou Reed will embark on a “FROM VU TO LULU" European tour during Summer 2012. The tour will start in Luxembourg on Wednesday June 6 and will take in several festivals, including Switzerland's Caribana Festival, France's Montereau Festival, ...

Duets

Label: MCA Records
Released: 1994

Trios

Label: MCA Records
Released: 1994

Solo

Label: Rounder Records
Released: 1983


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