Alex De Grassi

Alex De Grassi

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Alex de Grassi
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Alex de Grassi (born February 13, 1952, in Yokosuka, Japan) is a Grammy Award nominated American fingerstyle guitarist. de Grassi came from a musical family. His grandfather was a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. His cousin, William Ackerman, founded Windham Hill Records and signed de Grassi to his label. de Grassi's first album "Turning: Turning Back", an instrumental collection of solo guitar pieces, was released by Windham Hill in 1978. His next album, "Slow Circle" (1979) was his last for Windham Hill to exclusively feature solo guitar work. As the label shifted away from folk into a more new age sound de Grassi was joined by an ensemble of Windham Hill artists on subsequent albums.

For his fifth album, "Altiplano" (1987), released by RCA Novus rather than Windham Hill, de Grassi turned to more of a jazz sound. After one more new age album he began mixing in world music influences, particularly South American music, on his album "The World's Getting Loud" (1993), his last release for Windham Hill. He reprised the South Amercan theme on "Tata Monk" (2000). de Grassi was nominated for a Grammy Award for his 1998 album "The Water Garden."
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Alex De Grassi Discography

Albums

Alex De Grassi Turning: Turning Back (Album) Windham Hill Records Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Alex deGrassi* Slow Circle (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Alex De Grassi Clockwork (Album) Windham Hill Records Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Alex De Grassi Southern Exposure (Album) Windham Hill Records Canada 1983 Sell This Version
APN 30201 George Stavis With Darol Anger, Alex De Grassi, Mike Marshall (2), Stan Poplin, Bob Stern George Stavis With Darol Anger, Alex De Grassi, Mike Marshall (2), Stan Poplin, Bob Stern - Morning Mood(LP, Album) Aspen Records APN 30201 US 1986 Sell This Version
Alex de Grassi Altiplano (Album) Novus, RCA US 1987 Sell This Version
WD-1100 Alex De Grassi Deep At Night(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records WD-1100 US 1991 Sell This Version
Alex De Grassi The World's Getting Loud (Album) Windham Hill Records, BMG US 1993 Sell This Version
Alex De Grassi Beyond The Night Sky (Lullabies For Guitar) (Album) EarthBeat! US 1996 Sell This Version
Alex De Grassi The Water Garden (Album) Tropo Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
72438-48282-2-6 Alex de Grassi Bolivian Blues Bar(CD, Album) Narada Jazz 72438-48282-2-6 US 1999 Sell This Version
70522 Alex De Grassi Interpretations Of James Taylor(CD, Album) World Disc Music 70522 US 1999 Sell This Version
Alex De Grassi and Quique Cruz* Alex De Grassi and Quique Cruz* - Tata Monk (Album) Tropo Records (2) US 2000 Sell This Version
80 30037 00601 2 Alex De Grassi - G.E. Stinson Alex De Grassi - G.E. Stinson - Shortwave Postcard(CD, Album) Auditorium Edizioni 80 30037 00601 2 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
3317 Alex de Grassi* Now And Then(CD, Album) 33rd Street Records, Tropo Records (2) 3317 US 2003 Sell This Version
TRD1003 Alex De Grassi, Michael Manring, Chris Garcia (2) Alex De Grassi, Michael Manring, Chris Garcia (2) - de man ia(CD, Album) Tropo Records (2) TRD1003 US 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

S-ST-2027 William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges - The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos(LP, Comp) Pastels S-ST-2027 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WD-1106 Alex De Grassi / David Torn / Michael Hedges / Michael Manring / Tuck Andress Alex De Grassi / David Torn / Michael Hedges / Michael Manring / Tuck Andress - Windham Hill Records Guitar Sampler Volume II(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records WD-1106 US 1991 Sell This Version
01934 11113-2 Alex De Grassi A Windham Hill Retrospective(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 01934 11113-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
82876 81660 2 Alex De Grassi Pure Alex De Grassi(CD, Comp) Windham Hill Records 82876 81660 2 US 2006 Sell This Version

Videos

MB21457DVD Alex De Grassi Alex De Grassi In Concert(DVD-V, NTSC) Mel Bay Records MB21457DVD US 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

WD 91-05 Michael Manring, Mark Isham, Ray Obiedo , And Alex De Grassi Michael Manring, Mark Isham, Ray Obiedo , And Alex De Grassi - Windham Hill Records 1991 First Quarter Radio Sampler(CD, Smplr, Promo) Windham Hill Records WD 91-05 US 1991 Sell This Version