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Michael Bisio

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Michael Bisio

Michael Bisio invariably astounds audiences with the beauty of his tone and the intensity of his very personal musical language. His music has received 4 stars from DownBeat, Jazz Times states his music “resonates with intelligence, emotional depth and probing virtuosity.” Journalist Paul DeBarros in Signal to Noise notes; “For years free improvisers have explored the tactile aspect of performance, in which the nature of the encounter between the player and the instrument becomes the subject of the music itself. Bisio is one of the few musicians that has managed to meld this high-concept sense of physicality with the soulful charge of jazz. His fiddle-high, scraped overtones create a tangled choir that is impossible to resist; his expressiveness with the bow is unmatched. Having whirled the listener into a transportive state, he gently shows them the way out...”...
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”...he is a marvelously inventive bassist that seemingly has burst forth over the years as a musical trunk rather than a branch. His technique is formidable, both pizzicato and arco, and he taps into a virtually inexhaustible wellspring of musical ideas when he plays.” --Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review

”Bisio's ability to project such a diverse array of timbre and technical skill mark him as one of the leading bassist of his time.” --Steven Loewy, allmusic.com

  • The Root of Things

    Thirsty Ear Recordings
    2014
  • Elastic Aspects

    Thirsty Ear Recordings
    2012
  • Floating Ice

    Relative Pitch Records
    2012
  • Travel Music

    MJB
    2010
  • Live at Vision Festival XII

    Not Two Records
    2009
  • CIMP 360: Circle This

    CIMP Records
    2007
  • Pulling Strings

    CIMP Records
    2006
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