As always, we are dedicated to bringing you the latest bass news and introducing you to bass players you may or may not know. Paul Ranieri should be put on your watch list. Ranieri was born in New York City.
From his bio with the Eric Stuart Band:
“Influenced early on by the music from cartoons, science fiction and monster movies; and then later by all the greatest rock, funk, and jazz bass players, Paul is now involved in many diverse musical projects and has developed a melodically ferocious and powerful playing style all his own. With a degree in Jazz Performance from New York’s New School University and Mannes College of Music, Paul’s talents encompass a high level of technical expertise and professionalism.
“In addition to being with ESB, Paul is currently the bassist for producer, inventor, Emmy Award-winning composer, and highly acclaimed international recording artist Mark Wood, and has been touring the United States with Mark’s “Electrify Your Strings” series of music education programs; working alongside Mark to participate in the creation of rock orchestras with student musicians at schools and universities across the nation.”
Check out this video of Ranieri performing a track off his upcoming CD “Go Low, That’s Where the Money Is.”
You can also catch Ranieri on MySpace.