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Bassist/composer Mario Pavone, an active jazz performer since the late 1960's, has enjoyed a long career characterized by fruitful long-term collaborations with Thomas Chapin, Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Marty Ehrlich and most recently guitarist/Playscape founder Michael Musillami. New York Times' Ben Ratliff wrote, "His work has never been less than compelling," and his award-winning recordings as a leader have appeared frequently on annual Top lists in a variety of jazz publications.

Booking
COMPANY OF HEAVEN
Andreas Scherrer
523-525 W 152 Street, Suite #51
New York, NY, 10031, USA
email: info@companyofheaven.com
phone & fax = (001)212-281.9785
mobile phone = (001)347-210.9617
Reviews
 
His music is fearless and cathartic.
— John Doll, JazzReview.com 

The bassist Mario Pavone works his strings with the force and persistence of a sculptor chipping away at granite. The sheer dynamism of his playing is matched by the lustre of his writing and arranging for small bands.
— The New Yorker 

Bassist/composer/bandleader Mario Pavone has a stellar reputation among fans of avant-garde jazz, particularly given his years as bassist for the Thomas Chapin Trio. But Pavone's agreeable music should hold appeal for listeners of both inside and outside persuasions, from those enamored of hard bop and post-bop through to those favoring more open-ended styles of jazz exploration.
— Dave Lynch, All Music Guide 

Pavone's units are lean outfits built for dancing fast and scrimmaging hard.
— Steve Smith, Time Out-New York 

Pavone's pieces are masterful examples of group interplay, rooted in a compelling union of smarts and intuition, predetermined and ephemeral forms. At the heart of things is an extraordinary pulse—sometimes swinging, sometimes grinding and sometimes sliced into pieces...it's loose and immensely disciplined.
— Greg Buium, DownBeat 

Pavone’s compositions are unconventional in that the bass is the axis upon which all roates, with his thick, yet quirky bass lines instigating the others…what makes them so compelling is the spontaneity, despite the written lines, and the high-caliber soloists who consistently provide substance for interested ears.
— Jay Collins, Cadence 

Pavone spurs these fine musicians to play beyond themselves. The music that pours forth is both joyous and serious, abrasive and complex, yet entirely inviting.
— David R. Adler, All Music Guide 

Pavone may be over 60 years old but his music retains a youthful zeal. He continues to search for ways to express and expand his sound and to create sonic landscapes that allow his fellow musicians to develop their own voices.
— Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant 

Pavone's playing, especially on "Second-Term Blues" is razor sharp and will surely draw the rapt attention of any bass lover.
— Matthew Miller, AllAboutJazz-New York 

Pavone's inside/outside aesthetic embraces the expressive potential of free jazz without sacrificing the accessible qualities of hard bop. A commanding bassist and an astute composer, his writing employs a variety of advanced techniques, including shifting rhythms, oscillating tempos and variable dynamics.
— Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz.com 

Discography
 
Street Songs
Mario Pavone
05.06.2014
Arc Trio
Mario Pavone
09.17.2013
Arc Suite T/Pi T/Po
Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor
11.09.2010
Ancestors
Mario Pavone
11.04.2008
Trio Arc
Mario Pavone
06.01.2008
Ride
Thomas Chapin Trio
06.27.2006
Deez to Blues
Mario Pavone
03.21.2006
Boom
Mario Pavone Quartet
09.07.2004
Orange
Mario Pavone Nu Trio/Quintet
10.14.2003
Pivot
Michael Musillami/Mario Pavone Quintet
12.03.2002
Mythos
Mario Pavone Nu Trio/Quintet
04.19.2002
Trio
Michael Pavone
11.15.2001
Op-Ed
Mario Pavone/Michael Musillami Quartet
07.22.2001
Motion Poetry
Mario Pavone/Michael Musillami Quartet
05.01.2001
Sharpeville
Mario Pavone
04.12.2000