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Hansford Rowe (musician)

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Name  Hansford Rowe
Role  Musician
Hansford Rowe (musician) wwwhansfordrowecomgraphhans02jpg
Music groups  Gong, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, Gongzilla
Albums  Downwind, East Village Sessions, Gazeuse!, Camembert Electrique, Gong Live Etc
Similar People  Pierre Moerlen, Mireille Bauer, Didier Malherbe, Peter Lemer, Gary Husband

Hansford Rowe is a fusion bass guitarist.

Basically a self-taught musician, Rowe played bass in a local New York City band in jazz clubs until he met drummer Pierre Moerlen. He moved to France with Moerlen and became a member of Gong, taking part in their transformation into Pierre Moerlen's Gong (PMG) in 1977, playing on their albums Expresso II, Downwind, Live, Time is the Key and Leave It Open. In 1986, he appeared on a re-united PMG album Breakthrough and in 1988 on Second Wind and Full Circle Live '88.

In 1994, he was co-founder of Gongzilla with other former PMG members and continues to work with the band.

In 1999 he released a solo album recorded in Quebec and New York City entitled "No Other". The album was recorded with long-time compatriot Bon Lozaga (guitar) and other guest musicians. The tour for the album featured singer-songwriter Happy Rhodes.

in 2001, Rowe and Lozaga played on Rhodes' album Find Me, and toured the album in 2004.

In 2013, Rowe played on Karneef's album "Love Between Us" (Club Roll Records).

Currently performing in HR3 trio, with guitarist Julien Sandiford and drummer Max Lazich, 2011–present. Plans are to release their debut album this year (2013) which was recorded at Piccolo Studio in Montreal, and produced by Denis Savage.


You Can't Kill Me
Flying Teapot
The Pot Head Pixie
How to Stay Alive
Oily Way
Radio Gnome Invisible
Rational Anthem
Chrysler Rose
I Never Glid Before
Gong Song
Heavy Tune
Mystic Sister: Magick Brother
Radio Gnome
The Mad Monk
Wise Man in Your Heart
Stroking the Tail of the Bird
The Isle of Everywhere
Master Builder
A Sprinkling of Clouds
You Never Blow Your Trip Forever
Love Is How Y Make It
Mister Long Shanks: O Mother I Am Your Fantasy
Thoughts for Naught
Witch's Song - I Am Your Pussy
A PHP's Advice
Fohat Digs Holes in Space
Wingful of Eyes
Tried So Hard
Blues for Findlay
I've Bin Stone Before


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