LOU GRASSI PO BAND
WITH MARSHALL ALLEN
LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY, VOL. 1
A stunning live recording from 2000 with Lou Grassi
(drums), Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute), Paul Smoker (trumpet), Steve Swell (trombone), Perry Robinson (clarinet) &
Wilber Morris (bass). Wild tribal drums call forth the musicians to take the music to the boiling point
and in that heat… suddenly the bottom falls out and you are left with the beautiful swaying sound of a lone bass whispering
softly through the air. There are many inspirational moments like this to be found on “Live at the
Knitting Factory, Volume 1”. These musicians know how to show off the true range of their instruments with quite growls
and murmuring notes that create a strange and alien langue between them that suddenly shifts to loud and boisterous shouts.
This is a recording from some of the top musicians in the avant-garde jazz scene and should
not be overlooked.