Category Archives: Link Tip

A Double Bass for the iPad

Wow, that’s really fun: I’ve just downloaded Apple’s brand new Garage Band iApp for the iPad. It comes with a couple of instruments – an Upright Bass among them. It not only looks cool, it also sounds great. Not as good as … 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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“Ex-bullfiddler conducts best U.S. orchestra”

In 1940, LIFE magazine published a pictured home story about the famous double bass virtuoso (so called “bill fiddler”) and conductor Sergej Koussevitzky. This interesting article and hundreds of other issues of LIFE are available at Google Books. (I really *love* the … Continue reading

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Bass photo of the day

Jack Lesberg, Max Kaminsky, and Peanuts Hucko, Eddie Condon’s, New York, N.Y., ca. May 1947 More photos of the GottliebCollection at Flickr.

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E. Wilfer: new website

The Emanuel Wilfer Master Workshop has recently relaunched their website. The website now features German, English, Italian and Chinese language informations, detailed photos of the Wilfer double basses, celli and violins, and a photo gallery of the workshop, showing Roland and Rudi … Continue reading

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Live from New York’s jazz clubs

Unfortunately, I can’t afford and don’t have time to visit New York frequently. So I was very happy to discover that the Smalls Club’s website features a live webcam with real time video and sound. Broadcasting times is from 7:30 … Continue reading

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Milt Hinton

100 years ago, on June 23., 1910, Milt “The Judge” Hinton was born. And 20 years ago, “a choir of first-call bassists canceled whatever to come together“ – and celebrate Milt’s  80. birthday at Town Hall, New York: Lynn Seaton, … Continue reading

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Diego Stocco – Experibass from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.

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Today, Johannes has sent me the link to Daryl Johns’ website. Daryl is a 12-years-old double bassist from New Jersey/USA, and a real cat. Unbelievable! More from Daryl and his great fellow musicians can be found at YouTube (this link … Continue reading

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Another really cool iPhone app

This clip at YouTube shows the use of Everyday Looper, a really cool iPhone app. My iPod touch doesn’t have a microphone, so I guess I really need to buy an iPhone now.

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