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Peter Barshay (2004)

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A veteran bassist who has established a strong reputation over the years from his sideman work on both the New York City and Bay Area jazz scenes, Peter Barshay has performed with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin and Bobby McFerrin.
Born in Washington D.C. in 1950, Barshay began cello lessons at age nine. In 1965, his family moved to Berkeley, California, where he continued his classical studies but his interest was piqued by other musics as well. "I listened to rock 'n' roll and blues and spent many weekends at the Fillmore Auditorium during the heyday of rock 'n' roll in the '60s," he recalls. "But then I started listening to jazz and found myself being pulled into it."
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 John Coltrane A Love Supreme Acknowledgement (Impulse)
# 2 Angel Bolanos, Regino Jimenez, Fermin Nani and Felipe Alfonso Privately recorded Song for Ogun Not commercially available
# 3 Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring/The Firebird Suite Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic The Rite of Spring (Sony)
# 4 Hermeto Pascoal Festa dos Deuses Fazenda Nova (Philips)
# 5 McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy Blues on the Corner (Blue Note)
# 6 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Trinkle Tinkle (Jazzland)
# 7 Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 6 Night and Day (Pablo)
# 8 Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra/Dance Suite Sir Georg Solti and the London Symphony Orchestra Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, Bb 127 (Decca)
# 9 Miles Davis Nefertiti Fall (Columbia)
         
Book Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "One Hundred Years of Solitude", or Tennessee Williams, "Collected Stories"
         
Luxury Item A Ferrari Modena, with gasoline to be delivered weekly by George Bush and Dick Cheney
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