Biography

Alex de Grassi (* 13.02.1952, Yokosuka, Japan) is an extremely influential fingerstyle steel string acoustic guitar player from the United States. A Grammy finalist, de Grassi is renowned for his innovative techniques and compelling, orchestrated compositions using counter melodies and cross-rhythms.

De Grassi plays a mixture of original material and US folk, holding a pivotal role in kick-starting New Age Steel-String Acoustic music. The techniques he pioneered are now commonplace in what is considered contemporary playing.

Discografie:
Audio:
1978 - Turning: Turning Back (Windham Hill)
1979 - Slow Circle (Windham Hill)
1981 - Clockwork (Windham Hill)
1984 - Southern Exposure (Windham Hill)
1987 - Altiplano (RCA/Novus)
1991 - Deep at Night (Windham Hill)
1992 - A Windham Hill Retrospective (Windham Hill)
1993 - The World’s Getting Loud (Windham Hill)
1996 - Beyond the Night Sky: Lullabies for Guitar (EarthBeat!)
1997 - Alex de Grassi’s Interpretation of Simon & Garfunkel (NorthSound)
1998 - Alex de Grassi’s Interpretation of James Taylor (NorthSound)
1998 - The Water Garden (Tropo Records TRD1001)
1999 - Bolivian Blues Bar (Narada)
2000 - Tatamonk (Tropo Records)
2001 - Shortwave Postcard (Auditorium)
2003 - Now and Then: Folk Songs for the 21st Century (33rd Street), mit Michael Manring
2005 - Windham Hill Presents: PURE – Alex de Grassi (Windham Hill)
2006 - Demania (Tropo Records)
2008 - Harp Guitar Dreams (Harp Guitar Music)
2008 - As You Drift Away (Wiederveröffentlichung von „Beyond the Night Sky“) Music for Little People
2010 - A Windham Hill Retrospective (Windham Hill)

Audio, Compilations:
1981 - Windham Hill Records Sampler '81
1982 - Windham Hill Records Sampler '82
1983 - An Evening With Windham Hill Live
1984 - Windham Hill Records Sampler '84
1985 - An Invitation to Windham Hill
1990 - Windham Hill: The First Ten Years
1991 - Windham Hill Guitar Sampler Volume II
1992 - The Impressionists: A Windham Hill Sampler
1993 - A Winter’s Solstice IV
1994 - Windham Hill Sampler '94
1994 - The Bach Variations
1995 - Select Sounds 1995
1995 - A Winter’s Solstice V
1995 - Winter Resonance: Selections from A Winter's Solstice V / Celtic Christmas / By the Fireside
1996 - Healing: Renew
1996 - Sanctuary: 20 Years of Windham Hill (disc 1)
1997 - Acoustic Heart: The Passion and Romance of Acoustic Guitar Masters
1997 - The White Album: A Windham Hill Collection
1998 - A Winter Solstice Reunion
1998 - Yoga Zone: Music for Yoga Practice
2000 - Windham Hill Classics: Morning
2000 - Windham Hill Classics: Journeys
2002 - A Windham Hill Christmas
2003 - Windham Hill Chill 2 (disc 2: Acoustic)
2003 - A Windham Hill Christmas II
2005 - A Windham Hill Christmas: The Night Before Christmas
2005 - A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill
2006 - Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album

DVD, Video:
1998 - Adventures in Fingerstyle Guitar: The Techniques and Arrangements of Alex de Grassi (Homespun Tapes)
1998 - The Artist’s Profile: Alex de Grassi (Ecliptic Productions)
1998 - Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night (Homespun Tapes)
2004 - The Six String Workshop (Malone Media Group/Tropo Records)
2006 - Great Guitar Lessons: Alex de Grassi, Muriel Anderson, and Frederic Hand (Homespun Tapes)
2007 - Alex de Grassi in Concert (Mel Bay Records)
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Alex de Grassi Music Catalog


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