Category Archives: New Release

New verison: Band in a Box 2009 for Mac

PG Music has recently launched a major Update of the Band in a box music accompaignment software: version 2009 for Mac. Most impressive new feature is RealTracks: while older versions (version 12, released in 2004) have still used MIDI instruments, … Continue reading

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How Low Can You Go?

Dust-to-Digital has published a 3-CD-Box with early american recordings of the double bass. This box comes with a 96 page booklet, and covers music „from tuxedoed symphony ensembles to tipsy calypso bands to honkytonkers in oil-field dives, from elegantly gelled … Continue reading

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Ron Carter Biography

Jazz critic Dan Ouelette has published a biography on Jazz bassist Ron Carter: “Finding the right notes”. The book is exclusively available at the Artist Share website, which also features journals and blogs, photo galleries, and streaming audio and video … Continue reading

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New design at my Spreadshirt shop

available at my Spreadshirt shop … (European customers, please click here).

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Charlie Haden – Rambling Boy

“Charlie Haden – Rambling Boy”: the feature legth documentary presents the life and work of Charlie Haden. The film is set to be released in Europe by the end of 2008. An airdate for TV in Switzerland, Germany and Austria … Continue reading

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Brandi Disterheft

While I’m looking forward to see bassist/singer Esperanza Spaldings (mentioned in my blog before several times …) on her concert tour in Germany next month, I just stumpled upon another young and promising female jazz bassist this morning: Brandi Disterheft … Continue reading

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My new electric bass

Apple has finally launched the iPhone/iPod software update last week, which makes it possible to run a couple of new applications. The first software I downloaded for my iPod touch was, of course,  “Band”. This little application has a virtual … Continue reading

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New design at the T-Shirt Shop

I’ve uploaded a new design to my Spreadshirt T-Shirt Shop: a nice double bass scroll picture, suitable for white shirts. I’ve also added a couple of new products,like the baby bass bib and the BBQ/kitchen/workshop-apron with ƒƒ-design. (European customers: please … Continue reading

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Eliane Elias’ new CD featuring Scotty’s Prescott bass

Pianist Eliane Elias has dedicated her latest CD “Something for you” to Bill Evans. Her husband Marc Johnson, who was the bassist of Bill Evans last trio, played bass on this CD, and on “My Foolish Heart,” Johnson even uses … Continue reading

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Latest (and last) issue of Double Bassist

Today, I’ve found the new issue of the Double Bassist magazine in my post box. This “winter 2007” issue (don’t we already have 2008?) features articles about bassist Henry Grimes, a Gagliano bass, music by Gustav Mahler and Paquito de … Continue reading

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