#102 Spotlight Double Bass

Thanks to virtuoso performers like Gary Karr, François Rabbath and Edgar Meyer, the double bass is leaping to the front of the concert stage and composers are taking note. This week we’ll listen to some of the music written in the last few decades for this sonorous and incredibly versatile instrument.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarter

Adam Ben Ezra: Can’t Stop Running (excerpt)
Adam Ben Ezra, bass
3:14

Frank Proto: Four Rogues, No. 1, Calm
John Ebinger, bass; Roy Hakes, piano
3:25

Dave Anderson: Duets
II- Parade of the Pigs
V- Lament
Dave Anderson & Hal Robinson, double basses
4:43

Gunther Schuller: Quartet for Double Basses, II
Robert Gladstone, Frederick Zimmerman, Orin O’Brien & Alvin Brehm, basses
5:20

Patrick Neher: Grig’s Dance
Patrick Neher, bass; Mark Rush, violin
5:26

Tom Johnson: Failing: A Very Difficult Piece for String Bass
Robert Black, bass & narrator
8:57

George Pearle: Monody II
Robert Black, bass
5:08

Edgar Meyer: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, I
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Wolff; Meyer, bass
Sony 60956
6:11

Manuel Enriquez: Mobil II
Bertram Turetzky, bass
4:31

Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk (excerpt)
Superbass (Ray Brown, John Clayton, Christian McBride, basses)
2:44

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