Author Archives: Jonas

New York Bass Violin Choir

The NewYork Bass Viola Choir was an interesting band led in the late 1960ies by bassist and composer Bill Lee, who by the way is the father of film maker Spike Lee. Here’s a TV show footage of this band: … Continue reading

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Ernie Shepard with Duke Ellington

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New speaker concept from Acoustic Image

Rick Jones, founder of Acoustic Image, has introduced a new speaker cabinet: the upshot. Acoustic Image is best known for their concept of downfiring speakers. This speaker cabinet is the same idea, but reversed: the speaker is upward firing! I’ve … Continue reading

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Paul Chambers: Autumn Leaves + What’s New + Moonlight in Vermont

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Christian McBride: Your sound is your signature

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RobPin angled endpin for double bass

Rob Anzelotti’s new angled endpin design is very easy to use. The RobPin’s key feature is the “Bottom Block Rest” which takes on most of the bass’s weight. This eliminates most of the typical stresses on the socket, bottom block, … Continue reading

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Jimmy Heath on drummers and bassists

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Eich Amps

Eich B112 Type: combo, single channel Power Rating: 300W Drivers: 12″ + 4″ cone Features: solid state preamp with gain, taste, lo, lo-mid, hi-mid, hi, master volume controls, “mute” switch, DI pre/post, XLR balanced DI out, 1 x effects loop, tuner … Continue reading

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Oscar Pettiford movie footage

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Dutch Double Bass Festival on May, 20. + 21, 2017

Double Bass legends Gary Karr and John Patitucci will be performing at the first edition of the Dutch Double Bass Festival. The festival is an initiative of double bassist James Oesi and takes place from the 19th to the 21st … Continue reading

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