Lou Grassi

Lou Grassi

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Many contemporary free jazz drummers take a loose, largely coloristic approach; Lou Grassi, on the other hand, is a more tightly wound, visceral player, his rhythmic vocabulary a compendium of muscular and unambiguous polyrhythmic ideas. Grassi's style is more proactive than reactive; he interrelates within a free jazz ensemble in much the same way a good bop drummer does -- commenting upon the contributions of his bandmates, yet maintaining a rhythmic independence that ultimate... Read more

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