Born: January 21, 1947
Since the release of his CD PoGressions in 1996 Lou's star has been on the rise. He has subsequently appeared on more than 60 new recordings. His nine CDs as a leader, including six by the PoBand, have established him as one of the most versatile, original, and creative drummers working in this idiom.
Lou Grassi has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of outstanding artists, including Marshall Allen, Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Rob Brown, Roy Campbell, The Copascetics, Jimmy Garrison, Charles Gayle, Burton Greene, Urbie Green, Gunter Hampel, Johnny Hartman, Guenter Heinz, Fred van Hove, Joseph Jarman, Karl Berger, Sheila Jordan, William Parker, Perry Robinson, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai and Kenny Wessel among others....
- Live At The Knitting Factory Volume 1 by Glenn Astarita
- Live At The Guelph Festival by Budd Kopman
- The Dope And The Ghost by Mark Corroto
- Infinite POtential by Robert Iannapollo
- Avanti Galoppi by Germein Linares
- Jawboning by Derek Taylor
Grassi, always skilled at incorporating the nuances of his entire kit, turns the fire up and down as needed. Mike Shanley Jazz Times
Grassi really demonstrates the breadth of his timbral and rhythmic language. Expanding on the innovations of Sunny Murray and Rashied Ali. Marc Medwin All About Jazz New York
Drummer Lou Grassi's work on the CIMP and Cadence labels has proven to be consistently intriguing - he shows a penchant for setting up collective situations with non-traditional instrumentation that effortlessly ignore boundaries between freedom, composition, and spontaneous collective arrangements...
LocationNew York, NY
Willing to teachBeginners