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Bruno Raberg

Born: July 13, 1954    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Bruno Raberg

BRUNO RÅBERG is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made six recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed numerous world-class artists. Some of the distinguished musicians Råberg has performed/recorded with include Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Sam Rivers, Billy Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Bob Mintzer, and John Medeski. Tours have taken Råberg throughout Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, Africa, and Central America, and to jazz festivals such as Pori, Umbria, Monterey, Nancy, Bologna, Graz, Stockholm, Boston, and Cape Town. Råberg is currently leading several constellations of his own: the Lifelines Quartet with Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, and Ted Poor; the Bruno Råberg Nonet featuring Allan Chase, Phil Grenadier, Jeff Galindo, and others; and Ascensio, a quartet with Allan Chase, Phil Grenadier, and Marcello Pellitteri....
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”..the musicians explore the best of both worlds as theartists maintain a buoyant groove throughout this undeniably electrifying set. A top pick for 2003.” **** 1/2 Glenn Astarita, All Music Guide

“ORBIS is an excellent contrast of musical ideas and stories that convey the emotional depth of Raberg and his equally talented partners. A must have.” Rating: ***** Paula Edelstein, Jazz Review

Selected Discography
As a leader

“Lifelines” with Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, Matt Wilson (OrbisMusic2008)
“Chrysalis” with Donny McCaslin, Mick Goodrick (OrbisMusic 2004)
“Ascensio” with Allan Chase, Phil Grenadier (OrbisMusic 2003)
“Presence” with Ole Mathisen, Marcello Pellitteri (OrbisMusic 1999)
“Orbis” with Tim Ray, Bob Moses (OrbisMusic 1998)
“Pentimento” with Donny McCaslin, Dan Reiser (BostonSkyline1992)

As a sideman

“Fine Whines” Brooke Sofferman, Jerry Bergonzi (Summit 2008)

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