Paul van Wageningen
|Aaron Germain (2017)|
|Bassist-composer Aaron Germain grew up in Massachusetts, in the same city that gave the jazz world Joe Morello, Phil Woods, Ran Blake, Eddie Marshall and Bruce Forman: perhaps there's something in the water.
Aaron didn't stay too close to home, though: he cut his teeth playing upright and electric bass in just about every playing opportunity──not just jazz, funk, blues, and funk, but also getting into reggae and Senegalese music──all the while driving to New York, to Boston, and all over New England.
Aaron moved to the Bay Area in 2000, and, his grasp of various musical genres being so wide, he's much in demand, sometimes working two or even three gigs a day: salsa and Afro-Cuban music, Brazilian forro music, Caribbean steel pan music; he accompanies Indian dancers, and calypso singers from Trinidad. The phrase "Music for All Occasions" could have been coined for Aaron.
|# 1||Lars Danielson and Lesżek Możdżer||Pasodoble||Pasodoble||ACT|
|# 2||Karim Ziad||Ifrikya||Lebnia||ACT|
|# 3||Moises Taiwa Molelekwa||Genes and Spirits||Rapela||M.E.L.T|
|# 4||Munir Hossn||INdiGenaJazz||Diàba Sambou||N/A|
|# 5||Joni Mitchell||For the Roses||Barangrill||Rhino|
|# 6||Hiatus Coyote||Choose Your Weapon||Molasses||Flying Buddha|
|# 7||Nguyen Lê||Bakida||Encanto||ACT|
|# 8||Oumon Sangaré||Ko Sira||Kayini Wura||Nonesuch/Elektra|
|# 9||Skúli Sverrison and Óskar Guðjónsson||The Box Tree||Fragments||Mengi|
|Book||John Irving, "The World According to Garp"|
|Luxury Item||"A Bone to Pick" practice bass neck (made by Ken Husbands)|