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Lou Grassi

Primary Instrument: Drums

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....
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    Live At The Knitting Factory Volume 1

    Porter Records
    2011
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    The Dope And The Ghost

    Not Two Records
    2007
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    Live At The Guelph Festival

    Cadence Jazz Records
    2007
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    Infinite POtential

    CIMP Records
    2006
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    Jawboning

    CIMP Records
    2005
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    Avanti Galoppi

    CIMP Records
    2005
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    Avanti Galoppi

    CIMP Records
    2004
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Featured recording “Live At The Knitting Factory Volume 1”

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Live At The Knitting Factory Volume 1

Porter Records (2011)

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“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...

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Primary InstrumentDrums

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachBeginners

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