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Rob Wasserman
Genres: Jazz, Rock


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All Artists: Rob Wasserman
Title: Duets
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: MCA Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Rock
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Bebop, Jam Bands, Jazz Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076742213121

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If you are testing stereo equipment
Thomas E. Nolan | New Orleans, LA, USA | 02/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album, though old, has multiple tracts that help when testing new equipment. Track 2, with Ricki Lee Jones, will bust many a systems ability to take high notes. Buy it, take it to your favorite store and listen to the difference in equipment."
Bass and voice make magic
Pieter | Johannesburg | 05/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This charming collection of duets features the bass of Rob Wasserman in a variety of different roles, from supportive to lead to orchestral. With the exception of Stephane Grappelli's violin, Lou Reed's guitar and Rickie Lee Jones' guitar and bells/percussion, every sound on this album is bass and voice, demonstrating that these two musical forces can be everything by themselves.

My favorites include the joyful Brothers (with Bobby McFerrin), the weighty One For My Baby And One More For The Road (with Lou Reed), the poignant Leonard Cohen song Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (with Jennifer Warnes) and the moving instrumental Over The Rainbow (with the violin of Grappelli), quite spectacular.

Stardust (with Aaron Neville) and Gone With The Wind (with Dan Hicks) are quite listenable too, but I don't enjoy Rickie Lee Jones' The Moon Is Made Of Gold, since her nasal whine is too pronounced and her delivery sounds affected and over the top. This is a successful experiment combining the human voice with the bass guitar and it delivers some very soulful sounds. It should appeal to fans of these featured artists and to everyone who loves the bass guitar.