Mario Rodriguez is considered one of the
finest bassists in the world. A virtuoso on his six string bass both fretted and fretless, Mario is less known for
his proficiency on the accoustic bass, but equally as fine.
is considered one of the finest bassists in the world. A virtuoso on his six string bass both fretted and fretless, Mario
is less known for his proficiency on the accoustic bass, but equally as fine. Currently , Mr Rodriguez is performing
with legendary saxophonist and composer Gato Barbieri, Jazz flautist and Latin Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres, prodigy of the guitar Al di
Meola, flamenco guitarrist Romero, and Eddie Allen and his Salongo" better know for his work with Billy Harper quintet.
Mr Rodriguez has also performed for such
legendary singers as Lisa Minelli, Tony award winner Lillias White, and the man known as the voice of Las Vegas Clint Holmes.George
Dalaras, Mongo Santamaria, and Tito Puente have also taken great pleasure in working with Mr Rodriguez.
Most recently, Mr Rodriguez recorded with Alicia Keys on the album titled "Rear View Mirror" (J records) which
can also be heard on the sound track "Dr Doolittle 2". Featured on the last two albums produced by Sony/Columbia
Records for Gato Barbieri, Mario's playing stands out on both "Que Pasa" and "Che Corazon". Mario's six
string fretless bass playing can also be heard on Robert de Niro's record label Millenium Entertainment's "Live at The
Trinity Church". MTV's record label "333 Entertainment" featured Mr Rodriguez on "Un segundo, una vida".
Also Mario took part of the produccion of "Duende" by Romero.
Currently , Mario's exposure in the
television market ranges from performances on Jazz Central for Black Entertainment Television, and CBS's "Good Morning
America". Bass tracks by Mr Rodriguez have been featured on several episodes of "Sesame Street". Original compositions
by Mr Rodriguez in association with master percussionist Dany Reyes of Earth , Wind and Fire have been played on the Popular
soap "One Life to Live" on the ABC network.
Mr Rodriguez's forays into the world of film
have included the film track for Oscar nominee "Eat, Drink, Men, and women" and, most recently, on surprise hit
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