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Robert Mercurio: Galactic

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by shrimpflea, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Don't hear that much about this guy...really like the way he plays and dig his deep tone....excellent bass player from a great New Orleans groove band.

    Robert Mercurio with Galactic
  2. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    yes great player and very groove oriented. my only gripe with him is that he's playing new orleans funk and yet he hits on the beat. he needs to lay back behind the beat for that deep pocket.

    other than that he's a really killer player and supposedly a really nice fella as well.
  3. BigBeatNut


    Apr 10, 2006
    London, UK
    I can vouch for 'nice guy' ... met him in London and (somehow) ended up asking him for advice on my trip to New Orleans. He advised Jazz Fest (over Mardi Gras) and that's where I'll be next week. Here's Rob with Galactic drummer Stanton Moore in another NOLA band, Dragon Smoke. (My start point isn't accurate, Dragon Smoke is at 5:50 ish)

  4. Johno Dunn

    Johno Dunn Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Carpinteria, Ca.
    One of my faves!

  5. deepestend

    deepestend Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Amazing player who really drives the band. Great and very nice guy as well.
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