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Mario Pavone

Bassist/composer Mario Pavone has collaborated with both legendary innovators and today's most respected young musicians to consistently define the cutting edge of jazz for the past 40 years.

He has anchored the trios of Paul Bley (1968-72), Bill Dixon (1980's), and the late Thomas Chapin (1990-97), and co-led a variety of notable ensembles with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich, and Michael Musillami. His list of sidemen past and present includes Steven Bernstein, Gerald Cleaver, Dave Douglas, Peter Madsen, Tony Malaby, Joshua Redman, George Schuller, Michael Sarin, Craig Taborn, and Matt Wilson among many others.

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...his work has never been less than compelling.
-Ben Ratliff, New York Times

He attacks his acoustic bass, strumming the strings, pulling on them forcefully, as if the music inside was hiding. His melodies erupt from his instrument, usually with the rhythmic pattern set inside so that his cohorts know exactly which direction Pavone wants the song to go.
-Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant

Intense and absorbing music.
-Kenny Mathieson, Jazzwise

Pavone’s music is in constant flux and flow, flying along the outer edge of the envelope but never losing its grip on the basics.
-Fred Kaplan, The Absolute Sound

...Deez to Blues is impossible to tune out, impossible to turn down

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William Parker William Parker
bass, acoustic
Thomas Chapin Thomas Chapin
Fred Anderson Fred Anderson
Tim Berne Tim Berne
Henry Grimes Henry Grimes
bass, acoustic
Oliver Lake Oliver Lake
Chris Speed Chris Speed
Mark Dresser Mark Dresser
bass, acoustic
Dewey Redman Dewey Redman
sax, tenor

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