#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

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

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

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

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

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

George Pearle: Monody II
Robert Black, bass

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

Manuel Enriquez: Mobil II
Bertram Turetzky, bass

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

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