That 1 Guy

Monday, January 31st, 2011

From the description:

Also known as Michael Silverman, That 1 Guy is a Berkeley, Calif.-based, classically trained string bassist. After performing with some of the nation’s top progressive jazz ensembles throughout the 1990s, Silverman created an instrument out of wire and iron pipes that could serve his ever-expanding musical techniques. Think “gutbucket” bass with a lot more firepower. The result is an astonishing solo act. That 1 Guy’s influences include Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Dr. Seuss, Rube Goldberg and Stanley Kubrick.

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13 Responses to “That 1 Guy”

  1. #1 |  Eric | 

    Saw him at a music festival a few years ago. It was a pretty sweet show.

  2. #2 |  The Mossy Spaniard | 

    His bow technique is incredible. I’d kind of like to hear what he does in a bebop quartet.

  3. #3 |  Sinchy | 

    Thanks, I enjoyed this.

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  5. #5 |  TC | 

    ok, I enjoyed that and shared it.

  6. #6 |  chris | 

    Zappas dead already. Geesh.

  7. #7 |  Lance | 

    That was FULL of awesomesauce!

  8. #8 |  matt | 

    God bless public broadcasting :P

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  10. #10 |  David N | 

    It’s very impressive but I can’t help but wonder how he masturbates.

  11. #11 |  nathan | 

    #10 | David N : I think you just saw it.

  12. #12 |  AndrĂ© | 

    This is awesome. Thanks for posting it.

    (Speaking as a fan who has over forty of Zappa’s studio albums, it’s refreshing to see people who cite him as an influence.)

  13. #13 |  Nick M. | 

    Saw him open for Buckethead in Tucson. He was great, especially when he breaks out the shoe. Had never heard of him before that show, but went into expecting that he would rock, like the two-man band I saw open for Oysterhead at Purdue. Those obscure opening acts always put on a hell of a show.