CBC 95: The Bass Gang Rocks! • 09.13.08
We hope you enjoyed last week’s episode featuring the music of bassist Matt Weiner and ukulele player Del Rey. I think that this duo rocks, and I hope you enjoyed hearing those tracks from them.
This week, we’re featuring another all-music episode. I’m pleased to bring you some tracks from The Bass Gang, one of the most virtuosic, astounding, and entertaining bass quarters of all time.
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1. Jump (Van Halen)
2. Whiter Shade of… Bach (Procol Harum)
3. Pulp Bass
4. Black Cat White Cat
Be sure to visit them online at thebassgang.org, where you can check out even more tunes from them on their site.
We’ll be recording an interview with San Diego Symphony principal bassist Jeremy Kurtz this week. Jeremy is releasing his first solo album this fall, and we’ll we chatting about this release, life in the San Diego Symphony, and much more, so stay tuned for that in the coming weeks. Enjoy!