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    Came here to post the clip as well. Gorgeous playing, and amazing to see an unaccompanied solo guitar chorus on national network TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B
    Thanks for sharing this link. Pasquale is an amazing player - and his Trenier guitar sounds amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B
    Uh, yeah, like I said LAURA BENANTI..

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    Brilliant player, I really like him in this setting, seems a lot less busy sounding, as the situation demands.

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    I'm hosting a Zoom masterclass with Pasquale on Wednesday 18th November if anyone would care to join us. 2pm New York / 7pm London.

    Tickets here: Bebop guitar masterclass with Pasquale Grasso (a virtual event) at Online event tickets from TicketSource

    We did one in September which went great and I've had a lot of people asking for another session.

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    I‘ll be there... :-)
    I did enjoy the first session !

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    Pasquale Grasso appears on Laura Benanti's new album on at least four songs:
    Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
    What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
    Go Slow
    Don't Worry 'Bout Me

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    Pasquale is performing a live-streamed show with Laura Benanti today, Saturday 14 November at 8pm ET.

    https://www.scfta.org/events/2020/laura-benanti

    The website is not very user-friendly but clicking the time in the calendar to the right of the screen brings up the purchase link.
    Last edited by David B; 11-14-2020 at 08:49 PM.

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    Grasso appears in the new music video by Laura Benanti titled GO SLOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovader
    Grasso appears in the new music video by Laura Benanti titled GO SLOW.
    I have a feeling Pasquale Grasso and his namesake Trenier model - might gradually define the modern jazz guitar tone.


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    From Sunday 15 November in Pittsburgh:


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    There's a great, full set from Pasquale Grasso's trio with Neal Miner and Keith Balla, joined by vocalist Samara Joy, available here:

    Pasquale Grasso - Pasquale Grasso | Facebook

    I don't believe you need a Facebook account to be able to view it.

    Recorded on Friday 20 November. The set starts at the 32:30 mark. It's followed by an interview with him.

    Samara Joy won the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Her forthcoming album was produced by Matt Pierson and features Pasquale, Ari Roland and Kenny Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovader
    Grasso appears in the new music video by Laura Benanti titled GO SLOW.

    Soon enough he is going to be playing soul and rnb

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    It's a bummer that here in Canada we can't purchase his Sony recordings. Does anyone know of a workaround? I have no problem with paying to purchase (downloads or cds) but it seems like a licensing issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolvinny
    It's a bummer that here in Canada we can't purchase his Sony recordings. Does anyone know of a workaround? I have no problem with paying to purchase (downloads or cds) but it seems like a licensing issue.
    That's bizarre for a major label. I've had no difficulties purchasing download files from iTunes or Amazon here in the UK. Sadly his Sony recordings are not available on CD and I'm not aware of any plans for a physical release.

    Some audiophile music sites have hi-res digital files available (legit). You might try Artist "Pasquale Grasso" | HIGHRESAUDIO

    They only have four titles but the price isn't much more than iTunes.

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    Weird, I just went into the Amazon Canada site and I cannot see any digital music download options anywhere. Even selecting Miles Davis only seems to bring up Cds, Vinyl, cassettes (!). There is not even a digital music option in the products dropdown list (like there is in the UK site). Unless it is because it is somehow detecting I’m in the UK or something?

    (But the Amazon US site offers digital music option and I can see the Pasquale Grasso MP3s there, whether it would let me purchase them from the UK is another matter.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    (But the Amazon US site offers digital music option and I can see the Pasquale Grasso MP3s there, whether it would let me purchase them from the UK is another matter.)

    Absolutely unrelated and maybe irrelevant here .. But the amazon kindle store is digital too and being in Denmark there is no Amazon.dk. So if I want to order kindle books I'm directed to amazon.com cause Amazon.co.uk only accepts Brittish customers ordering kindle books.

    I suspect you're forced to use Amazon.co.uk?

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    can't you just log in into amazon.com and order from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov
    Absolutely unrelated and maybe irrelevant here .. But the amazon kindle store is digital too and being in Denmark there is no Amazon.dk. So if I want to order kindle books I'm directed to amazon.com cause Amazon.co.uk only accepts Brittish customers ordering kindle books.

    I suspect you're forced to use Amazon.co.uk?
    yes at the point of purchase you will probably be redirected to the site relevant to your own country.

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    By the way I have already downloaded most of Pasquale’s solo EPs from amazon here in the UK, so no problems here!

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    I tried again, doesn't work. I'd have to provide a US credit card billing address "to confirm US residence" which I don't have.

  23. #172

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolvinny
    I tried again, doesn't work. I'd have to provide a US credit card billing address "to confirm US residence" which I don't have.
    Can you see any kind of MP3 or digital music option in Amazon Canada (for any artist)? Just curious, as I could not see anything like that there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    Can you see any kind of MP3 or digital music option in Amazon Canada (for any artist)? Just curious, as I could not see anything like that there.
    Yes, and actually Pasquale is there too but there is only a single tune available (a teaser which does not require payment).

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    Hey All,

    Just wanted to let you know that My Music Masterclass will be hosting a Webinar/Q&A with Pasquale on December 5th. Anyone that attends will get a free copy of the produced video too which will include edited Webinar footage, plus a second HD camera. Also, we have a Black Friday coupon today for an extra %15 off. you can check out the details here: Pasquale Grasso - Live Webinar/Q&A - 12/5/2020 - My Music Masterclass

    OFFER: 15% off the webinars (Will Vinson and Pasquale Grasso)
    COUPON CODE: WEBINARFRIDAY
    EXP: 11/28/2020
    Last edited by Adam Small; 11-27-2020 at 10:20 PM.

  26. #175

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Small
    Hey All,

    Just wanted to let you know that My Music Masterclass will be hosting a Webinar/Q&A with Pasquale on December 3rd.
    Hi there, the link states December 5th (Saturday) so I need to know the confirmed date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovader
    Hi there, the link states December 5th (Saturday) so I need to know the confirmed date.
    Damn, you're right haha. I clearly need sleep over here. The date for Pasquale is December 5th. I got it confused with the Will Vinson webinar which is on 12/3. Thanks for catching that!

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    On a very superficial note, I’m wondering what pickup does his Trenier sport nowadays. It’s a JS floater, but what exactly? I really like the tone he gets (of course, it kind of helps it’s Pasquale Grasso). I’m sorry if this has already been discussed...


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    Quote Originally Posted by xavierbarcelo
    On a very superficial note, I’m wondering what pickup does his Trenier sport nowadays. It’s a JS floater, but what exactly?
    Both his Modelo Grasso and Jazz Special currently sport floating humbuckers made by Pete Biltoft of Vintage Vibes Guitars.

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    Thank you, David! I knew that his Charlie Christian was from Peter Biltoft. Good to know that his present one comes from the same builder. Great workshop the other day, by the way! Thanks so much for making it happen!!


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    Pasquale‘s ‘Glass Enclosure’ recording was the first tune that I transcribed during the first weeks of lockdown earlier this year. What a great arrangement ! It‘s interesting to compare it to the video version re: different harmonic variations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ovader
    Serendipitously, Pasquale Grasso latched on to a particular tune and the story behind it, as many around the globe are facing their own enclosures in the days of physical and social distancing. "I believe that 'Glass Enclosure' is the song that taught all pianists to understand the use of modern harmony and counterpoint in jazz. Bud wrote this while in isolation in a hotel following his release from a sanitarium. It's hard to hear this piece and not connect with this feeling, given what we've all been going through recently. On a musical level, this one presented a particular challenge on guitar, pushing the boundaries of what can be played on the instrument in terms of independence of both hands and the top and bottom strings of the instrument."

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    Pasquale Grasso and Ari Roland at Mezzrow, 29 November 2020.


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    Pasquale is playing duo with pianist Rossano Sportiello tonight. 7.pm and 8.30pm NYC. Will be streaming on the Smalls Jazz Club website, Facebook and YouTube pages.

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    As long as Mr. Pierson won't talk him into singing and playing Italian Love Songs we are fine !

    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov
    Soon enough he is going to be playing soul and rnb

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    Rossano Sportiello and Pasquale Grasso at Mezzrow. 3 December 2020.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David B
    La Bella

    14, 18, 27, 32, 42, 52
    David, would you happen to know Pasquale's plectrum of choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikusan
    David, would you happen to know Pasquale's plectrum of choice?
    D'Andrea Pro Plecs.

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    Pasquale is playing duo with pianist Rossano Sportiello tonight, Saturday 2 January. One set at 5pm NYC time. Will be streaming on the Smalls Jazz Club website, Facebook and YouTube pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B View Post
    Pasquale is playing duo with pianist Rossano Sportiello tonight, Saturday 2 January. One set at 5pm NYC time. Will be streaming on the Smalls Jazz Club website, Facebook and YouTube pages.
    .

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post
    He's going to play solo Monk?! If I could hear anything in the world it would be him playing solo Monk.
    I was browsing (g.a.s.ing) the various guitars on Trenier's website and the section for the CALORE model includes an audio only sample with Grasso playing Monk's INTROSPECTION which may have been undiscovered by anyone seeking more of Grasso's playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovader View Post
    I was browsing (g.a.s.ing) the various guitars on Trenier's website and the section for the CALORE model includes an audio only sample with Grasso playing Monk's INTROSPECTION which may have been undiscovered by anyone seeking more of Grasso's playing.
    I remember playing the first Calorie at Bryant's shop - it was spectacular. Grasso 's playing truly brings out the pianistic quality of Bryants guitars.

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    Samara Joy, Pasquale Grasso, Neal Miner and Keith Balla. 20 November 2020.


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    I never get tired of that song. Hoagy was a great talent, as are these musicians. I haven't hears Samara Joy, and that's my loss. I keep finding astonishing talent on YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    I never get tired of that song. Hoagy was a great talent, as are these musicians. I haven't hears Samara Joy, and that's my loss. I keep finding astonishing talent on YouTube.
    You can watch the full set here: Pasquale Grasso - Pasquale Grasso | Facebook

    I don't believe you need a Facebook account to be able to view it.

    Recorded on Friday 20 November. The set starts at the 32:30 mark.

    Samara Joy won the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Her forthcoming album was produced by Matt Pierson (who has produced Pasquale's series of solo EPs) and features Pasquale, Ari Roland and Kenny Washington.


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    An original composition from Pasquale, 'White Nights'.