Michael Bisio (b. 1955, Troy, NY), bassist/composer, has eighty five recordings in his discography, twenty four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, and ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern pianist icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder, and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes : “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive…” As a composer Michael has been awarded nine grants and an Artist Trust Fellowship. Bisio’s collaborations include those with Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Charles Gayle, Connie Crothers, Whit Dickey, Ivo Perelman, Barbara Donald, Newman Taylor Baker, Rob Brown, Sonny Simmons and Sabir Mateen.