|Tags:||jazz jazz fusion sexy saxophone bass strange genious driving late at night jazzdeluxe radio unlucido|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
18 January 1951, New York City, New York, USA. When Wayne Shorter left the Miles Davis band in 1969, his place was taken by 18 year old, Grossman. Initially the teenager was much criticized, yet his fresh approach and an emotional intensity beyond his years added much to the band. Grossman studied saxophone with his brother, starting on alto, moving to soprano and tenor by 1968. He played with a number of groups including the Jazz Samaritans, with George Cables and Lenny White before joining Davis and recording his first sessions. During the 70s Grossman played with Lonnie Liston Smith and in Elvin Jones group and in 1975 founded the Stone Alliance with Gene Perla. His own groups have played in Europe and with particular success in Japan. A trademark of Grossmans style, and one that has gained him a new audience among younger listeners in England, is his successful adaptation of John Coltranes inspired soprano saxophone to a jazz rock setting....