Welcome to the site of Jazz Bassist Larry Grenadier.

(Photo Credit: Juan Hitters/ECM Records)

As one of the most admired, accomplished bassists working in jazz today, Larry Grenadier has been praised as “a deeply intuitive” musician by The New York Times and as an instrumentalist with a “fluid sense of melody” by Bass Player magazine. Grenadier has created an expansive body of work in collaboration with many of the genre’s most inventive, influential musicians – from early days playing with sax icons Joe Henderson and Stan Getz to what has been decades performing alongside pianist Brad Mehldau, from extended experiences working with the likes of Paul Motian and Pat Metheny to co-leading the cooperative trio Fly (with Mark Turner and Jeff Ballard) and quartet Hudson (with John Scofield, John Medeski and Jack DeJohnette). Over a performing and recording career that spans now three decades, it has been not only Grenadier’s instrumental virtuosity and instantly recognizable tone that have made him such an in-demand collaborator but also his uncommon artistic sensitivity, imagination and curiosity. In February 2019, ECM Records will release Grenadier’s first album of solo bass. Titled The Gleaners, it presents a brace of originals by the bassist alongside pieces by George Gershwin, John Coltrane and Paul Motian, as well as a pair of works written especially for Grenadier by guitarist, longtime friend and fellow ECM artist Wolfgang Muthspiel. Grenadier also includes an instrumental interpretation of a song by his wife, and frequent collaborator, the singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin.   READ Larry Grenadier Biography

 

 

Larry Grenadier and John Scofield Duo to support Riverkeeper

Larry Grenadier and John Scofield will perform duo during the Riverkeeper virtual gala on September 15, 2020.  Tickets for the event are available to purchase by visiting this WEBSITE

About Riverkeeper

In 1966, the Hudson River was dying from pollution and neglect. Run-down factories choked it with hazardous waste, poisoning fish, threatening drinking water supplies, and ruining world-class havens for boating and swimming. Sadly, America’s “First River” had become little more than an industrial sewer.

At that time, the Hudson River fishermen decided they had enough. Because their catch reeked from oil spilled daily into the river, they banded together to use a decades-old federal law to the tide from ruin to recovery.

This was the founding of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association – now Riverkeeper. Today, Riverkeeper continues its fight, seeking out polluters and teaming with citizen scientists and activists to reclaim the Hudson River. And, we also work to ensure that over nine million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water. Today, pollution levels are down, and swimming and boating are back.

But the Hudson’s recovery is still fragile, still incomplete. Some fish species have not recovered, and many remain too toxic to eat; pollution levels spike with every rainfall. Mammoth cuts in government spending threaten to reverse a half-century of water quality gains, and we face the challenges of antiquated power plants, climate change, and emerging, harmful pollutants.

Riverkeeper’s vision is of a Hudson teeming with life, with engaged communities boating, fishing and swimming throughout its watershed.

Here’s what Riverkeeper stands for:

  • Guarding your waterways. Riverkeeper holds polluters accountable, making the Hudson safer and cleaner each year. We patrol the river, inform the public, and go to court whenever it’s necessary, to eliminate illegal contamination.
  • Defending clean drinking water. Community water supplies are increasingly threatened by pollution and shortage. Riverkeeper empowers citizens to make their voices heard and assure that their precious drinking water resources stay clean and plentiful. Our locally-based “water democracy” approach gets results.
  • Finding solutions. Riverkeeper fights threats to clean water like destructive power plants, reckless development and decrepit infrastructure. We also specialize in solutions: we improve wildlife habitat, foster sustainable energy, increase investment in water supply/sewer systems, and rally thousands of volunteers to restore their local river fronts.

Bass Entry Exams Jazzcampus Basel/Switzerland (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland)

 

For the past 10 years Larry Grenadier has been teaching at the Jazzcampus Basel/Switzerland (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland). Other professors there include Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Lionel Loueke, Guillermo Klein, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Jorge Rossy and many others. The school offers students a unique opportunity to study with some of the best jazz musicians in the world, state of the art facilities and a centralized location in Europe. The admission process is now open for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Larry Grenadier is offering one of his basses for sale in 2019.

 

Made by Benedict G. Puglisi in Melbourne, Australia, this majestic model is inspired by the work of Vincenzo Panormo. The instrument features a highly figured Austrian Maple flat back with matching ribs, neck and scroll. The carefully selected Spruce is from the St. Moritz region of Switzerland.

It is a beautiful sounding instrument for both arco and pizzicato playing. The bass has a very rich warm rich tone with an amazing amount of clarity in all registers.

The bass can be heard on Larry’s recordings such as “The Gleaners” and “Hudson”.

If interested and for more information, contact us at larrecca@gmail.com