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Larry Grenadier: Oceanic
Bass Videos

Larry Grenadier: Oceanic

Ever since the release “The Gleaners,” I’ve seen Larry Grenadier’s playing in a new light. The jazz bassist spent a year exploring the instrument and its possibilities before recording. I keep coming back to the opening track, “Oceanic,” which creates an indescribable atmosphere.

The Gleaners: An Interview with Larry Grenadier
Interviews

The Gleaners: An Interview with Larry Grenadier

Larry Grenadier has been working alongside some of the world’s top musicians for three decades. Now, after all those years, he’s released his first album under his own name. We caught up with Grenadier to get the scoop.

Larry Grenadier Anchors Wolfgang Muthspiel’s “Where The River Goes”
New Albums

Larry Grenadier Anchors Wolfgang Muthspiel’s “Where The River Goes”

Jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel has followed up 2016’s Rising Grace with Where The River Goes, an album captures the bandleader with the same group of musicians – Brad Mehldau, Ambrose Akinmusire and Larry Grenadier – with the exception of drummer Brian Blade being replaced by Eric Harland. Recorded at Studios La Buissonne in February 2018, the album features six Muthspiel...

Brad Mehldau Trio Releases “Seymour Reads the Constitution!”
New Albums

Brad Mehldau Trio Releases “Seymour Reads the Constitution!”

Larry Grenadier once again anchors the Brad Mehldau Trio on their latest effort entitled Seymour Reads the Constitution! Comprised of three Mehldau originals plus pop and jazz tunes, the album finds the bassist exploring alongside the pianist and drummer Jeff Ballard in flowing grooves. Grenadier joined Mehldau’s trio in the early ’90s, and this album is a testament to their...

Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet: Father and Sun
Bass Videos

Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet: Father and Sun

Larry Grenadier takes the melody and an awesome solo on this live version of “Father and Sun” by the Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet. He also creates a spacey groove with drummer Brian Blade to propel the ethereal song.

Brad Mehldau Trio Releases “Blues And Ballads”
New Albums

Brad Mehldau Trio Releases “Blues And Ballads”

The Brad Mehldau Trio has released Blues and Ballads, its first album since 2012. The trio, led by pianist Mehldau, features highly respected contemporary jazz bassist Larry Grenadier, who is also known for his past trio work with guitarist Pat Metheny. Jeff Ballard is the trio’s drummer. Blues and Ballads sees the trio, as it did on 2012’s Where Do...

Bobby McFerrin Releases “Spirityouall”, Featuring Esperanza Spalding and Larry Grenadier
New Albums

Bobby McFerrin Releases “Spirityouall”, Featuring Esperanza Spalding and Larry Grenadier

Master vocalist Bobby McFerrin has released Spirityouall, a thirteen track album compiled of classic spirituals as well as original compositions. Integrating many of McFerrin’s musical influences, the effort pays homage to the legacy of the singer’s father, the late baritone Robert McFerrin, Sr., who was the first African-American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera Company. He was also...

Pat Metheny to Tour with Larry Grenadier
Concerts & Tours

Pat Metheny to Tour with Larry Grenadier

Guitarist Pat Metheny has just announced a tour with bassist Larry Grenadier. Dubbed “An Evening with Pat Metheny with Larry Grenadier”, the duo will tour the U.S. through October, and then add Bill Stewart for their European tour. The U.S. tour ends with a week-long engagement at the Blue Note in New York. This will be Metheny’s first appearance at...

Bass Videos

Larry Grenadier: Live Bass Solo, with Metheny/Mehldau

Here’s bassist Larry Grenadier taking a great upright bass solo with Metheny/Mehldau Quartet.