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Tracy Hardy Johnson

Ma "Sista Groove" Geezer

My musical incarnations over the years: Left-1970; Right-1980; Center-2000. Where was I in 1990? PARENTING!

Peace To All Who Enter Here.

Middle-aged empty-nester who realized, rather late, that she was born to be a bass player.

Update: April 2012

Most of my music time now is spent on double bass for playing in the community orchestra.

Still a few gigs for the blues jam band, Pelican Railroad, but we lost our weekly gig and the other guys in the band are in other bands as well. Plus the guys have kids now and parenting takes up their time. :)

Musical Influences

  • J.S. Bach/Baroque/Renaissance/Bebop
  • Dave Grusin/Bob James/Quincy Jones/Miles Davis/Chip Davis/Mason Williams
  • Victor Wooten/Tony Levin/Nathan East/Ron Carter
    . . . and especially . . . Marcus Miller

Favorite Recordings

  • Current fave: "Into the Fire" Monroe Crossingcolor>
  • Still Love 'Em: The Rite of Strings (Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Jean-Luc Ponty)
    Basie and Beyond
    Handels Messiah - A Soulful Celebration (1992)
    Ron Carter: Pick 'em/Super Strings, Chuck Loeb/Listen
  • Old Friends: GRP Big Band - Live!
    Waters of Eden
    And the album that changed my life - "Mountain Dance" by Dave Grusin