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09 Apr
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26 Feb
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15 Jan
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08 Jan




Most Recent Castaway - 6th January, 2017
Aaron Germain (2017)

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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.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 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)