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Lou Grassi

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.

Lou Grassi has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of outstanding artists, including Marshall Allen, Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Rob Brown, Roy Campbell, The Copascetics, Jimmy Garrison, Charles Gayle, Burton Greene, Urbie Green, Gunter Hampel, Johnny Hartman, Guenter Heinz, Fred van Hove, Joseph Jarman, Karl Berger, Sheila Jordan, William Parker, Perry Robinson, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai and Kenny Wessel among others.

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Press Quotes

“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

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Beginners

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Albums

Live At The Knitting Factory Volume 1
Live At The Knitting...
Porter Records
2011
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Live At The Guelph Festival
Live At The Guelph...
Cadence Jazz Records
2007
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The Dope And The Ghost
The Dope And The Ghost
Not Two Records
2007
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Infinite POtential
Infinite POtential
CIMP Records
2006
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Jawboning
Jawboning
CIMP Records
2005
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Avanti Galoppi
Avanti Galoppi
CIMP Records
2005
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