6 March 2011

FERNANDO GRILLO "FLUVINE" (CRAMPS, 1976)




It may seem unlikely but this CD (then as a LP) was my first exposure to music made by double bass solely. Since this "satori" some 25 years ago I have heard a bunch of sometimes outstanding solo outings by bassists. (K.H. Stockhausen once called F.Grillo the "Buddha" of the double bass).
There's a buddhist proverb which goes roughly - "If you meet Buddha kill him" - in this case I would prefer to caress him.

Today it seems he's concentrating on his personal vision of baroque music.
There are not many available recordings with him in a contemporary setting. One exceptional exemple of his skills can be heard on Iancu Dumitrescu's first published CD, where he plays a grandiose interpretation of "Medium III" - strongly recommended.

'Nuff said...




FERNANDO GRILLO "FLUVINE"


Fernando Grillo, double bass


1. Fluvine Uno 05:27
2. Fluvine Due 09:11
3. Fluvine Tre 09:07
4. Fluvine Quattro 22:45



Recorded at Studio Ricordi, Milano, Italy.
Released 1976.


CRAMPS DIVerso n.3
(This rip from the - now deleted - japanese CD edition POCE-1195)

14 comments:

onxidlib said...

http://www.multiupload.com/Y486H4MXU7

shan_tsung_pill said...

many thanks

glmlr said...

Excellent choice!

1009 said...

I love Dumitrescu and am very much looking forward to this! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello dear friends

It would be much appreciated other fantastic cramps recordings.
I have a copy of Frances-Marie Uitti "The second Bow" from cramps and it's a monster record...
In the next few weeks I will try to convert in digital for you.

Bye Riccardo

onxidlib said...

That's a good idea.
I already thought about posting Frances-Marie Uitti's "The second Bow".
If you'll do it - wonderful!

onxidlib said...

@ 1009,

Iancu Dumitrescu is one of my favourite composers - along with Xenakis, Nono, Ligeti, Vivier, Scelsi, Denyer, Christou, Grisey...

A new discovery is Ole-Henrik Moe - awesome composer an instrumentalist - he's also an improviser...

Igor said...

Tempting!
But...the first time I heard the double bass solo performance was a cassette tape with Barre Phillips' solo performances on it. I remember it was scary, and then I promised myself that I will no longer afford such pleasure.
Well, the time has come for a new attempt ...
Thank you, whatever happens.

Peter said...

thanks for this...always on the lookout for solo souble bass recordings....

Peter said...

thanks for this. i'm always on the hunt for solo double bass stuff...

Anonymous said...

I'm really grateful for it, I've searched these CRAMPS japanese reissues for years, may of these titles were never reissued in Italy too.

corvimax said...

I started listening some solo bass with Marcin Oles and Francois Rabbath, so thank you, I will try this one

Art of Peace Collective said...

O! Thank you for the overflow of glowing sounds poured out the past few weeks! And yes, someone please share "the second bow" with us!

superdaimante said...

For the ultimate collection of solo double bass recordings, please check this: solodoublebass.blogspot.com