Title - Becoming
Artist - Skip Grasso
For those unaware, Skip Grasso has worked as a freelance jazz guitarist based in the Baltimore/Washington Area performing in a very wide variety of situations, which include everything from solo guitar to big bands.
Indeed, Skip can be heard on the recordings The Don Junker Big Band: Junkyard Dog and the Hank Levy Alumni Band: An �Odd-Time� Was Had By All.
He has taught guitar as an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Mary�s University, and continues to teach privately. Besides receiving a Masters of Music from the University of North Texas, he was fortunate to study with numerous renowned educators and musicians including pianist Charlie Banacos, pianist Garry Dial, guitarist Paul Bollenback, and Dr. Asher Zlotnik.
Skip also had two books of guitar transcriptions published Vital Blues Guitar: Freddie King and Vital Blues Guitar: Gatemouth Brown.
Skip�s new album is Becoming out now via Barking Coda Music, and also features the trio of Harvie S (acoustic bass), Anthony Pocetti (piano, organ, electric piano), and Billy Drummond on drums.
1. Belew�s Knot
2. Harvie Livingston Seagull
3. Three Simple Truths
4. Don�t Forget
5. Canto Belo
6. Garry on a Bike Ride
7. For Lou Lou, Where Ever You Are
8. Spring Forward
This beautifully-crafted new album opens on the veritably shimmering Belew�s Knot and the late night, cinematic affair of Harvie Livingston Seagull, before bringing us the ornately sculptured, organ-imbued Three Simple Truths, and then the drum-led fervency of Don�t Forget comes forth.
The local Baltimore/Washington DC area legend continues onward with the twinkling Canto Belo and the gently fervent, mid-tempo Garry on a Bike Ride, the album rounding out on the foot-tapping, alluringly upbeat For Lou Lou, Where Ever You Are, coming to a close on the what can only be described as a cooking vibe within Spring Forward.
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