Kenny Aaronson

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Cited as Bassist of the Year in 1988 by Rolling Stone, to my ears, Kenny is the among most versatile and resourceful players in the history of the art-form. His career spans scores of seminal sides and concert performances, including Ronnie Spector, Billy Idol, The Stories with Ian Lloyd, Dana Fuchs, Bob Dylan, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, Graham Parker, Hall & Oates, New York Dolls, and Billy Squire to cite a very, very, very select few.

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To my ears Kenny’s Seminal Sides include Brian Setzer’s The Knife Feels Like Justice (1986), and Rick Derringer’s Derringer (1976). 

Kenny enhances every passage from verse to chorus to bridge yet never overplays nor does disservice to the singer, song, or soloist. His harmonic prowess, command of rhythm and space is flawless.

His stage appearance exudes “cool.” If you had to pick one player who exemplifies rock 'n' roll bass - Kenny Aaronson is the cat!   

Coda: Huff Post - Tom Semioli: Kenny Aaronson: 11 Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - December 2017:

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