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Grammy winning bassist Pete Griffin follows his dreams

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“Blurb” about ZPZ winning a Grammy:

June 2009, By Bryan Beller

Pete Griffin, bassist for the Zappa Plays Zappa touring band (led by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa), just scored some shiny new hardware. The ZPZ crew won this year’s Grammy™ for Best Rock Instrumental Performance of the maestro’s legendary “Peaches En Regalia,” a 1969 tune originally graced with a killer Jamerson-fueled bassline by Shuggie Otis. “Approaching that song to learn it,” says Griffin, “I tried doing it ‘my way’ but quickly realized that Shuggie’s bass part was, while fairly busy, pretty integral to the song as it was recorded. So once I got the isolated tracks of just bass and drums, I decided to just learn exactly what was played, but after three years of playing that song I’ve realized that I’m now injecting a bit of ‘me’ into that part.” Looks like it worked; the Grammy-winning version [Zappa Plays Zappa, 208 Razor & Tie Entertainment] has Griffin’s “injected” line on it. Congrats!

Bryan Beller