Larry Grenadier ( born February 6, 1966 in San Francisco) is an American jazz bassist.
Life and work
Grenadier played from the age of eleven years Bass (bass guitar, later bass) and studied English literature at Stanford University ( completion 1989), but was next since his college days in San Francisco active as a jazz musician. In 1990 he moved from San Francisco to Boston and was about a year member of the band by Gary Burton, with whom he also toured in Europe. He then moved to New York, where he worked from 1995 member of the trio of Brad Mehldau ( with drummer Jorge Rossy ). He was also from 1997 with drummer Bill Stewart a member of the trio of Pat Metheny (with whom he first played in Japan in 1996, Album Trio 99/ 00). Next knights with the trio fly on ( the debut album was released in 2004 on Savoy ), which includes also the drummer Jeff Ballard and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner.
Grenadier also played among others with Joshua Redman (Album Timeless Tales ), whom he knew from his time in Boston, with Joe Henderson ( back in the mid 1980s in San Francisco and on a European tour in the 1990s ), Larry Goldings ( in a trio with Paul Motian, Awareness, 1996), Charles Lloyd ( on whose album The Water is Wide 2000), John Scofield ( on a worldwide tour in 1997 with Bill Stewart and Seamus Blake ), Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Cardenas, Torsten de Winkel, Don Braden, Betty Carter, Danilo Perez, Tom Harrell.
Grenadier is married since 1997 with the singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin, whose solo albums he played well.