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Jimmy Heath on drummers and bassists

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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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The ”chromatic endpin“ project at Kickstarter

    Bassist Emilio Guarino from New Jersey (USA) has designed an angled endpin, and in order to mass-produce this endpin, he asks for support at Kickstarter: Angled bass endpins were first adopted by Francois Rabbath and his students, but thanks … Continue reading

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Octobass at the Montreal Symphony

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra has added a new instrument to their ensemble – an Octobass (3.6 meter tall, 131 kg weight) The acquisition will make the Canadian orchestra the world’s first to own one of the giant basses. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal

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Thelonius Monk’s List of Tips for Playing a Gig

Transcribed by soprano sax player Steve Lacy in a spiral-bound notebook, Thelonious Monk created a primer of do’s and don’ts for club musicians. Here’s a transcript of the text: Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Paper Bass

An amazing double bass made of paper  … with 5 strings! Found at www.hxon.net

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Sears & Roebuck catalogue anno 1902

Back in the early days of the 20th century, the Sears company published mail-order catalogues that offered nearly everything: clothes, shoes, hardware, construction materials, bicycles …  they even started to make their own line of automobiles in 1906. Of course, they also carried all … Continue reading

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A new Octobass at Oslo/Norway

More about this newly built Octobass at http://magazine.amati.com, http://nymusikk.no

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Jazz shoes

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