Category Archives: Jazz

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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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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Jazz Skateboards

      More sports in 2016? Here you go: get a skateboard from manufacturer Western Union featuring Jazz heroes like Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker … Western Union also offers boards for double bassists, featuring pictures of Richard Davis, … Continue reading

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Bassist of the Day: Scott LaFaro

Today would be the 78th birthday of the great Scott LaFaro, who died in a car accident in 1961. LaFaro is best known as the bassist in Bill Evans’ groundbreaking trio, and also worked with Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Sonny … Continue reading

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Video of the day: Adam Ben Ezra

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New practising materials

DiscoverDoubleBass.com is a new website by Geoff Chalmers, providing freely available video lessons for double bass in HD quality. Geoff covers topics like standing posture, sitting position and good posture, scales and arpeggios, cycles of 5ths, right hand exercises, accurate … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Charlie and Paul!

Today, it’s the birthday of two great Jazz double bassists: Charlie Mingus was born on April, 22 in 1922, and Paul Chamber was born the same day in 1935. So it seems that July (April minus 9 months) is a … Continue reading

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Dennis’ Bass

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John Clayton’s Bass Tips

Bassist John Clayton has published a couple of instructional videos on Youtube. He covers basic topics like how to tune the bass and how to hold the instrument, but also left hand technique and how to use and play tenths. … Continue reading

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