Donnie Nossov

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You can always judge an extraordinary bass player by the esteemed company they keep.

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Enter studio ace -sideman Donnie Nossov, who enhanced seminal sides Pat Benatar (“We Belong,” “Sex as a Weapon,” “La Bel Age”), Lita Ford (“Close My Eyes Forever” “Kiss Me Deadly”), John Waite (“Missing You”), Tom Verlaine, and Genya Ravan, among many others.

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In the ‘80s, Nossov rendered harmonically clever bass motifs which surfaced amid the barrage of guitars, layers of synthesizers, and enhanced drum mixes which were vogue in the heyday of the former Ms. Andrezjewski and her peers – an exemplary achievement as many bass players of that era will attest to.

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For Ms. Raven’s under-appreciated masterpiece Urban Desire (1978) Nossov grooves mightily throughout the album in support of his legendary bandleader – who somehow convinced Lou Reed to duet with her on the cut “Aye Co’lorado.”

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