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Rob Wasserman Trios

Rolling Stone: 3 Stars - Good - "...In the end, TRIOS is not so much a dazzling array of permutations as an exceedingly well-conceived learning experience...."
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CD Details

  • Released: November 23, 1994
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Grp Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 6/2/94, p.70
3 Stars - Good - "...In the end, TRIOS is not so much a dazzling array of permutations as an exceedingly well-conceived learning experience...."
Rolling Stone - 6/2/94, p.70
3 Stars - Good - "...In the end, TRIOS is not so much a dazzling array of permutations as an exceedingly well-conceived learning experience...."
Down Beat - 4/94, p.38
5 Stars - Excellent - "...[TRIOS is] eclectic in its musical vision, [but] maintains a cohesive unity throughout...a bass lover's dream, Wasserman not only stretches the sonic possibilities of the instrument, he explores its expressiveness, range, and flexibility...."
Down Beat - 4/94, p.38
5 Stars - Excellent - "...[TRIOS is] eclectic in its musical vision, [but] maintains a cohesive unity throughout...a bass lover's dream, Wasserman not only stretches the sonic possibilities of the instrument, he explores its expressiveness, range, and flexibility...."
Audio Magazine (6/94, p.91) - "...Wasserman gives some spirited performances. He has a wonderfully melodic and earthy bass sound..."
Audio Magazine (6/94, p.91) - "...Wasserman gives some spirited performances. He has a wonderfully melodic and earthy bass sound..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Fantasy Is Reality / Bells of Madness
  • 2.Put Your Big Toe in the Milk of Human Kindness
  • 3.White-Wheeled Limousine
  • 4.Country
  • 5.Zillionaire
  • 6.Dustin' off the Bass
  • 7.Easy Answers
  • 8.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  • 9.Home Is Where You Get Across
  • 10.Spike's Bulls
  • 11.Gypsy One
  • 12.Gypsy Two
  • 13.American Popsicle

Product Description:

Personnel: Rob Wasserman (acoustic & electric basses, tambourine, bells, hand claps, programming, background vocals); Brian Wilson (vocals, organ, keyboards); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, keyboards); Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bob Weir (vocals, electric guitar, hand claps, drum programming); Neil Young (vocals, electric guitar, hand claps); Chris Whitley (vocals, dobro); Willie Dixon (vocals, electric upright bass); Carnie Wilson (vocals, tambourine); Edie Brickell (vocals); Branford Marsalis (soprano & tenor saxophones); Matt Haimovitz, Joan Jenarenaud (cello); Jerry Garcia (piano, electric & MIDI guitars); Audrey Wilson (organ); Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar); Les Claypool (electric bass); Al Duncan (drums).
Producers: Rob Wasserman, John Cutler, Don Was, Clare Wasserman, Stephanie Clarke.
Engineers: John Cutler, Kevin Killen, Al Johnson.
Recorded at Ocean Way, Los Angeles, California; Club Front, San Rafael, California; Score One Recording, North Hollywood, California; The Site, Marian County, California. Includes liner notes by Rob Wasserman.
The TRIOS CD includes a 31-page booklet with session photographs of the artists.
Personnel: Rob Wasserman (acoustic & electric basses, tambourine, bells, hand claps, programming, background vocals); Brian Wilson (vocals, organ, keyboards); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, keyboards); Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bob Weir (vocals, electric guitar, hand claps, drum programming); Neil Young (vocals, electric guitar, hand claps); Chris Whitley (vocals, dobro); Willie Dixon (vocals, electric upright bass); Carnie Wilson (vocals, tambourine); Edie Brickell (vocals); Branford Marsalis (soprano & tenor saxophones); Matt Haimovitz, Joan Jenarenaud (cello); Jerry Garcia (piano, electric & MIDI guitars); Audrey Wilson (organ); Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar); Les Claypool (electric bass); Al Duncan (drums).
Producers: Rob Wasserman, John Cutler, Don Was, Clare Wasserman, Stephanie Clarke.
Engineers: John Cutler, Kevin Killen, Al Johnson.
Recorded at Ocean Way, Los Angeles, California; Club Front, San Rafael, California; Score One Recording, North Hollywood, California; The Site, Marian County, California. Includes liner notes by Rob Wasserman.
The TRIOS CD includes a 31-page booklet with session photographs of the artists.
Personnel: Rob Wasserman (tambourine, hand claps, bells, background vocals); Elvis Costello (vocals, acoustic guitar); Bob Weir (vocals, electric guitar, hand claps, drum programming); Neil Young (vocals, electric guitar, hand claps); Chris Whitley (vocals, dobro); Brian Wilson (vocals, organ, keyboards); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, keyboards); Carnie Wilson (vocals, tambourine); Edie Brickell, Willie Dixon (vocals); Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar); Jerry Garcia (electric guitar, piano, midi guitar); Matt Haimovitz, Joan Jeanrenaud (cello); Branford Marsalis (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Les Claypool (electric bass); Al Duncan (drums).
Audio Mixer: John Cutler.
Liner Note Author: Rob Wasserman.
Recording information: Club Front, San Rafael, CA; Ocean Way Recording, LA, CA; Redwood Digital Studios; Score One Recording, N. Hollywo; The Site, Marin Cou.
Editor: Jeffrey Norman.
Photographers: Arthur Rosato; E.J. Camp; Jay Blakesberg; Henry Diltz.
Rob Wasserman has defined a variety of bold new roles for the bass on his Clevinger 6-string upright, and on this ambitious release, the final chapter in the trilogy which began with SOLO and DUETS, he establishes himself as a consummate artist, at home in any style of music, from improvised jazz and classical chamber styles, to rock and funk.
Wasserman's collaborators are numbered among the who's who in contemporary music: Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby, Edie Brickell, Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, Bob Weir and Les Claypool of Primus. The performances Wasserman elicits from his all-stars transcend the usual "super session" jumble. "Fantasy Is Reality/Bells Of Madness" teams him with Brian Wilson and Carnie Wilson, and the results are both extraordinarily lyrical and emotionally chilling. Elvis Costello's "Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness" is given a sardonic, Django Reinhardt-like treatment, while "American Popsicle" (with Edie Brickell and Jerry Garcia) has a spontaneous, Eastern feel.
Wasserman stands front and center on his solo bass performances (a spirited arrangement of the Stones' "Satisfaction") and in the classical trio, but it is a rambunctious trio with drummer Al Duncan and songwriting legend Willie Dixon (in his last recording) on "Dustin' Off The Bass" which sums up all that is joyous and dancing in American popular music--and the role of the bass within it.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,609
  • UPC: 011105402125
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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