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Paul Brusger

Born: 1959    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Paul Brusger

While visiting his older brother at college, Paul Brusger heard the sounds of Charlie Parker and fell in love with the music at once. Abandoning a career in professional baseball, Brusger taught himself to play the Acoustic Bassist.

On the bass, he composed his first song at the age of 21.

Brusger, known as a Superb Bassist, and Shrewd Composer is an outstanding Arranger and Recording Artist, as well. He has performed and played with many Jazz Greats, including Ronnie Cuber, John Hicks, Hod O'Brien, Ira Sullivan, Dado Maroni, Valery Ponomarev, John Swana, Kenny Drew, Jr., John Hart, Idrees Sullieman, Cecil Payne, Teddy Charles, and Randy Johnston. Most recently Paul recorded with Gary Smulyan, Mike LeDonne and the legendary Louis Hayes. The album will be released in the fall of 2014 on Steeplechase Lookout....
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ARRANGER ”Brusger . . . has a keen ear for the more cheerful aspects of the blues. He can take a fairly basic riff and shape it into an unassuming treasure” - Cadence December 2000, Jack Bowers

SUPERIOR BASSIST ”A superior Bassist” - Jazz Commentator and author Scott Yanow ”Brusger has rock-solid time, accurate intonation and formidable technique” - Jazz Times Reviewer Jim Ferguson

COMPOSER ”[Brusger's tunes have the] sound, in both repertoire and improvising style, as is they could have been recorded during the 1950's of '60's” - Cadence Reviewer David Franklin, Jan-Feb-Mar 2011

RECORDING ARTIST ”He knows not the technology, he knows music. And music, he knows extremely well. Paul Brusger has a one track mind when it comes to music, but when it comes to listening and production . . . he operates on all tracks.”

Paul Brusger Quintet Featuring John Swana and Hod O'Brien Philology, 2010

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