Born: November 11, 1940
Bassist/composer Mario Pavone has collaborated with both legendary innovators and today's most respected young musicians to consistently define the cutting edge of jazz for the past 40 years.
He has anchored the trios of Paul Bley (1968-72), Bill Dixon (1980's), and the late Thomas Chapin (1990-97), and co-led a variety of notable ensembles with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich, and Michael Musillami. His list of sidemen past and present includes Steven Bernstein, Gerald Cleaver, Dave Douglas, Peter Madsen, Tony Malaby, Joshua Redman, George Schuller, Michael Sarin, Craig Taborn, and Matt Wilson among many others....
- Street Songs by Mark Corroto
- Arc Suite t/pi t/po by Nic Jones
- Ancestors by Nic Jones
- Ancestors by Troy Collins
- Ancestors by Mark Corroto
- Trio Arc by Robert Iannapollo
- Trio Arc by Nic Jones
-Ben Ratliff, New York Times
He attacks his acoustic bass, strumming the strings,
pulling on them
forcefully, as if the music inside
was hiding. His melodies erupt from his instrument,
usually with the
rhythmic pattern set inside so
that his cohorts know exactly which direction Pavone
wants the song to
-Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant
Intense and absorbing music.
-Kenny Mathieson, Jazzwise
Pavone’s music is in constant flux and flow, flying along
the outer edge of the
envelope but never
losing its grip on the basics.
-Fred Kaplan, The Absolute Sound
...Deez to Blues is impossible to tune out, impossible to turn down...