Karr - Koussevitzky 1400 x 1400
This week’s episode contains a recital I did about ten years ago on the Karr-Koussevitzky double bass.  I was thrilled to have this opportunity and thought a lot about what sort of repertoire would be best suited for a recital like this. I eventually settled on a traditional program that I […]

CBC 164: The Karr-Koussevitzky Double Bass

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Subscribe to the podcast This week, we bring you an interview with Indiana University double bass professor Kurt Muroki. Kurt is an outstanding performer, teacher, and artist, and we had a great conversation about teaching, learning, and performing. Enjoy! Former Artist Member with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Professor Kurt Muroki […]

CBC 163: Kurt Muroki Interview

David Allen Moore
We’re featuring an interview from the podcast archives with Los Angeles Philharmonic bassist and University of Southern California bass instructor David Allen Moore on the podcast this week. David also teaches bass during the summer at the Domaine Forget program in Quebec. In this interview, we chat about his early […]

CBC 162: David Allen Moore Interview (from the archives)

Alex Hanna
We are thrilled to bring you this interview with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Bass Alex Hanna.  In addition to his responsibilities leading the bass section of the CSO, Alex teaches double bass at DePaul University and is active as a clinician, soloist, and chamber musician. About Alex: Inspired by the […]

CBC 161: Alex Hanna Interview

Barry Lieberman - University of Washington Artist in Residence and Double Bass Faculty
This week, we’re featuring an interview with double bassist Barry Lieberman. The former Assistant Principal Bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Principal Bass of the Winnipeg Symphony, Barry now serves as co-director of The American String Project, an innovative string ensemble which features arrangements of string quartets for small string ensemble […]

CBC 160: Barry Lieberman Interview

This special Contrabass Conversations episode features an interview with composer Paul Ramsier.  Though Paul is particularly well-known for his collaborations with Gary Karr, he continues to remain quite active as a composer and has a number of interesting projects in the works. Throughout this interview, you will hear excerpts from […]

CBC 159: Paul Ramsier Interview

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We’re bringing you an interview with double bassist Charles DeRamus on Contrabass Conversations this week. Charles is a member of the Gothenburg Symphony and has worked extensively in both Europe and the United States during his professional career. Charles has recently written a children’s concert for double bass quartet and […]

CBC 158: Charles DeRamus Interview

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This week on Contrabass Conversations, we’re bringing you rare footage of Serge Koussevitzky performing a few selections. Enjoy this trip back in double bass history, brought to you by double bassist John Grillo. Previous Contrabass Conversations episodes featuring John Grillo include: Ed Barker interview The State of the Orchestra Differences […]

CBC 157: Koussevitzky recordings

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This week, we’re featuring the title track from the nth wave, the debut album from the Gunnelpumpers. Enjoy! Links: http://www.myspace.com/gunnelpumpers buy CD on CDBaby listen to Chicago Bass Ensemble interview

CBC 156: Gunnelpumpers