This week we bring you a great interview with double bassist Kathryn Nettleman. Kate and I also recently recorded some duets at a bass festival, and a couple of these are included on this episode. Enjoy!
Contrabass Conversations Episode 11 just got wrapped up, and I think that you all will really enjoy this one. It is a series of tracks performed by double bassist Andy Anderson with commentary between each track. Andy uses a wide array of set-ups on these tracks, and he gives listeners some info and background for each individual track. Enjoy!
This episode of Contrabass Conversations features an interview with composer Bjorn Berkhout. Bjorn has written extensively for the double bass, and he has some great insight into the particular challenges of writing for this instrument. Several excerpts of Bjorn’s music appear throughout the episode. Bjorn’s double bass music can be ordered from Discordia-Music.com.
Here is the second part of our interview with John Grillo on Contrabass Conversations. John and I had an excellent interview, and there will be one more episode containing our episode coming out in March.
Episode 8 of Contrabass Conversations features the second part of our interview with double bassist Phillip W. Serna. We covered a lot of interesting topics in this interview, and I hope you’ll find it enjoyable. At the very end of the show I tacked on some of the worst instrumental playing I have ever heard, so you may get a kick out of that.