Category Archives: Jazz

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra + Christian McBride

George Duke’s Concerto for Christian McBride will premiere at a free UCLA 
concert that will feature the 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (LA), conducted by Mitch Glickman. McBride will appear as bass soloist in the new commissioned work composed by composer/keyboardist/producer … Continue reading

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Theremin Walking Bass – Pamelia Kurstin

 Amazing! YouTube-Link

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Happy Brithday, Gary Peacock!

Bassist Gary Peacock was born May 12, 1935. Happy Birthday!

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Phil Palombi on Scott LaFaro’s Prescott

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of jazz great Scott LaFaro. Phil Palombi, author of the Scott La Faro transcription book, has recorded a tribute CD to this bass legend, which is now available. This recording features piano great (and … Continue reading

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Quote: Ray Brown on string action and sound

A student of the Brown effect since his middle teens, McBride met the maestro around 1990, when Brown came to hear him play duo with pianist Benny Green at the Knickerbocker, a raucous piano bar-and-grill on University Place in Greenwich … Continue reading

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AAJ talks with Bertram Turetzky

All About Jazz talks with double bassist, author and  teacher Bertram Turetzky:Contrabassist Bertram Turetzky’s career is nothing short of extraordinary. He almost single handedly redefined the role of the bass in 20th Century classical music, from one of back row support … Continue reading

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Working with loops

Last October at Berlin2010, I attended a concert of bassist Andreas Bennetzen from Copenhagen/Danmark. He demonstrated and explained his concept of working with live recorded digital loops and electronical effects. I was really courious about his concept, since I also own … Continue reading

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This week’s bass photo

photo by Robert W. Kelly for the LIFE magazine (1958)

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† Charles Fambrough

On January, 1st, US Jazz Bassist Charles Fambrough passed away. Fambrough is best known for his time with  Art Blakey’s Jazz Messangers.

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Bass photo of the day

Portrait of Teddy Kaye, Vivien Garry, and Arv(in) Charles Garrison, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948 More photos of the Gottlieb Collection at Flickr.

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