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Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp Duo: Floating Ice

Bassist Michael Bisio has recorded extensively in leader and sideman roles, including his current spot in Matthew Shipp’s trio. Although there were moments on the trio’s recent Elastic Aspects album when Bisio and Shipp didn’t seem to properly connect, the trio’s spring 2012 tour and this set of duets say otherwise. In seven tracks, all … Read More “Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp Duo: Floating Ice”

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Michael Bisio: Travel Music

The success of Jane Ira Bloom as a musician comes through her instrumental voice, which the soprano sax player uses eloquently in Wingwalker. She has surrounded herself with a strong group of colleagues as well: Dawn Clement on piano and Fender Rhodes, Mark Helias on bass and Bobby Previte on drums. Bloom composed all but … Read More “Michael Bisio: Travel Music”

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Michael Bisio: Travel Music

Dedicated to his parents, Paul and Kathleen Bisio, who taught him “the Sound of Love,” bassist Michael Bisio’s first self-released Travel Music communicates the unique sound quality of his playing. Emboldened to vibrate the bass strings for releasing rare resonances, Bisio allows his uninhibited approach to his instrument come through. His pizzicato has no match. … Read More “Michael Bisio: Travel Music”

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Tomas Ulrich/Michael Bisio/Rolf Sturm: Tomas Ulrich’s Cargo Cult

Following its premier recording on Cadence Records, Tomas Ulrich’s Cargo Cult brings its unique sound to CIMP for a studio recording and its second release. Ulrich proclaims that this group is his dream band, one that includes bassist Michael Bisio and guitarist Rolf Sturm. Taking a generally laid back rhythmic approach for this one-take session, … Read More “Tomas Ulrich/Michael Bisio/Rolf Sturm: Tomas Ulrich’s Cargo Cult”

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