Since the release of his CD PoGressions in 1996 Lou's star has been on the rise. He has subsequently appeared on more than 60 new recordings. His nine CDs as a leader, including six by the PoBand, have established him as one of the most versatile, original, and creative drummers working in this idiom.
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Grassi, always skilled at incorporating the nuances of his entire kit, turns the fire up and down as needed.
Mike Shanley Jazz Times
Grassi really demonstrates the breadth of his timbral
and rhythmic language. Expanding on the innovations of Sunny Murray and
Rashied Ali. Marc Medwin All About Jazz New York
Drummer Lou Grassi's work on the CIMP and Cadence labels has proven to be consistently intriguing - he shows a penchant for setting up collective situations with non-traditional instrumentation that effortlessly ignore boundaries between freedom, composition, and spontaneous collective arrangements
New York, NY
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