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Rocco Prestia

As the legendary bassist for the Tower of Power Rocco Prestia, has defined his own style and become synonymous with the much-imitated ‘Finger Style Funk' that he pioneered. A true innovator of his instrument, he is considered one of the premier bassists in music today. Francis Rocco Prestia was born on March 7, 1951, in Sonora, California. Initially taking some guitar lessons Rocco stuck with the instrument long enough to audition for classmate Emilio Castillo's band at age 14. Under the tutelage of jazz guitarist Terry Saunders, he switched to bass. Saunders began teaching the band members how to play their parts for cover versions of tunes by the likes of the Beatles, the Animals, and Paul Revere & the Raiders

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Linda May Han Oh: Talent and Dedication

Read "Linda May Han Oh: Talent and Dedication" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Over the past decade, bassist Linda May Han Oh has been hailed as one of the most gifted bassists, bandleaders and composers of her generation. She is a virtuoso who can swing hard while keeping instrumental grace and precision, structuring her lines through a most free-flowing cascade of ideas. After completing her master's degree at the ...

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Linda May Han Oh: Talento e Dedizione

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Tra i bassisti di nuova generazione--nello strumento sia acustico che elettrico--il ruolo di Linda May Han Oh spicca per il lavoro svolto sia come bandleader che partner di protagonisti come Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer, Joe Lovano o Kenny Barron. Nel 2017 ha pubblicato il quarto album a suo nome Walk Against Wind (Biophilia Records) ...

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Tower Of Power With Special Guests War: Westbury, NY, April 18, 2012

Read "Tower Of Power With Special Guests War: Westbury, NY, April 18, 2012" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Tower of Power with Special Guests War NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, New York April 18, 2012 The Funk and Soul were flowing freely as Tower of Power and War both performed virtuoso sets at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, NY on this slightly chilly and overcast April evening.At precisely ...


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