While not a household name, Rob Wasserman is an extraordinary stand-up bassist who has been a fixture in the music scene for many years.
Currently a member of the band "Ratdog" with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Wasswerman has always been involved in studio sessions and live gigs with his many musical friends.
Trios assembles some of these friends to record songs in sets of three musicians; no over-dubs, no multi-tracks. Just pure, honest music making.
These groups include: Neil Young with Bob Weir, Brian Wilson with Carnie Wilson (his daughter), Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis, Jerry Garcia with Edie Brickell, Elvis Costello with Marc Ribot, Wille Dixon with Al Duncan (Chuck Berry's original band), Les Claypool with Chris Whitley and finally Cellists Joan Jeanrenaud and matt Haimovitz.
Sonically, Trios is amazing; a true audiophile recording. Mobile Fidelity 's GAIN 2 DSD technology with Tim de Paravincini's repro amps has resulted in full extended frequency response, capturing the accurate reproduction of the master tape.
1. Fantasy Is Reality/Bells of Madness
2. Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness
3. White-Wheeled Limousine
4. Country (Bass trilogy: Part 1)
6. Dustin' Off the Bass
7. Easy Answers
8. Satisfaction (Bass trilogy: Part 2)
9. Home Is Where You Get Across
10. Spike's Bulls (Bass trilogy: Part 3)
11. Gypsy One
12. Gypsy Two
13. American Popsicle