photo by Peter Gannushkin

photo by Peter Gannushkin

Henry Fraser (b.1991) is a double bassist, bass guitarist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work centers around a rigorous approach to solo playing on the double bass, utilizing his own system of notation and preparations. Henry can be heard playing in many of NYC’s most exciting groups, such as the Brandon Seabrook Trio, Sam Weinberg’s Bloor, CP Unit, and The Anthony Coleman Trio, as well as improvising with regular collaborators, including John McCowen, & Weasel Walter. As a composer, Henry has been commissioned by The Rivers School Conservatory’s 42nd annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young (2020).

“What ties “Buzzed” together is Fraser’s willingness to follow an idea wherever it leads, charting a path of intriguing leaps and sneaky side-steps” Marc Masters, Bandcamp Daily

“as though three virtuosos at an elite music school had secretly gathered in a practice room late at night to explore their most outré ideas” Hank Shteamer on the Brandon Seabrook Trio, Rolling Stone