We’re chatting with Volkan Orhon, David Murray, Anthony Stoops, and Paul Sharpe on this week’s episode of Contrabass Conversations. Anthony Stoops was featured recently as an interview guest on the podcast, and we also featured Volkan playing one of Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand’s basses on our interview with this fine luthier.
In this interview, we chat about the formation of the ensemble, the rehearsal process, their arrangements and musical selections, and the challenges of being in a quartet when all four members live in different cities. We’re also featuring the quartet’s live performances of a rock medley (arranged by Anthony) and ‘Baby Got Bass’ (arranged by Paul) after the interview. Learn more about these four bassists through the following links:
- Anthony Stoops: anthonystoops.com
- David Murray: butler.edu…..murray
- Volkan Orhon: volkanbass.com
- Paul Sharpe: ncarts.edu……sharpe
- Video of the Bad Boyz: bad-boyz-of-bass