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“The Gleaners” by Larry Grenadier feels like a peek into a private world as if you’re discovering the poems of a great writer who was known only for his essays. For much of the record Grenadier focuses on arco playing, showing great range: He can use the bow to create spritzed, lively rhythms or a luminous, slow immersion. Abstraction would seem inherent to a solo-jazz-bass performance, but there’s nothing dreamlike about this album; his sound is as direct and powerful as it is elegant.” – Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times

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.
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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, […]

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 […]

Larry Grenadier’s Solo Recording “The Gleaners” ECM Records

Larry Grenadier’s first solo recording, “The Gleaners” on ECM Records is now available worldwide.   PURCHASE and READ press. Grenadier will perform his solo work throughout 2019.  For concert dates, VISIT