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Paul Rogers

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Paul Rogers could refer to three different acts:

1. British experimental/free jazz bassist and composer, born April 27th, 1956 in Chester (Wales). He plays the A.L.L. bass, a bass designed and built for him by Antoine Leducq, with 6 or 7 strings which cover most of the cello range and the double bass range, plus 12 or 14 sitar-like sympathetic strings. One of Europe’s finest bassists and a busy free improvisation player comparable to John Edwards and Barry Guy, Paul Rogers is mostly known for his long-standing tenure in the free improv quartet Mujician. A player of finesse and feeling, he has appeared on dozens of albums, performing with Paul Dunmall, John Stevens, Daunik Lazro, Michel Doneda, Evan Parker, Ramon Lopez, and Ivo Perelman to name but a few.

Rogers was born in Chester, Wales, 1956. He picked up his first acoustic guitar at the age of 12 and a bass guitar at 14. He bought his first double bass three years later and after mastering its rudiments, took off to London to become a jazz musician. Mike Osborne (who worked with Keith Tippett at the time) introduced him to the free jazz community. For the next eight years or so, Rogers multiplied sideman duties, performing with most musicians circumscribed to the British jazz triangle formed by Tippett, Mike Westbrook, and Elton Dean, including the first’s sextet (1978) and the last’s quintet (1979). He also improvised with members of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble.

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  • ramitinhard

    Looking a bit like FU-MAN-CHU now with all his face lifts but his vocal tallents are still there for all to hear. Shame he's a smoggie though......never mind it could have been worse still, if he'd been born a makem!!!!!!

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
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