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Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

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


Featured recording “Floating Ice”

Floating Ice

Relative Pitch Records
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    The Root of Things

    Thirsty Ear Recordings
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    Floating Ice

    Relative Pitch Records
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    Elastic Aspects

    Thirsty Ear Recordings
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    My Brother

    Konnex Records
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    Session At 475 Kent.

    Mutable Music
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    Clean Feed Records
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    Travel Music

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Apr30 Matthew Shipp Michael Bisio Duo
Live At The Church
Seattle, WA

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