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Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum with Jason Heath





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Contrabass Conversations features double bass blogger and podcast host Jason Heath conducting weekly interviews and presenting musical performances with top double bassists from around the globe, plus current news and events for today's working bass player. Professionals, students, and folks with a hankering for the low end of the spectrum should check out this podcast! This show is produced in Chicago, Illinois, and is affiliated with doublebassblog.com.

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304: Weekly Update for 1/23/17 - Double Bass News


Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Here’s the latest Weekly Update episode!  Check out all past episodes at contrabassconversations.com/news, and send me any stories you’d like shared at feedback@contrabassconversations.com. Stories Covered: Quote of the Week Hans Sturm Link of the ..


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303: David Heyes interviews Jason Heath


Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Today's episode features a "turn-the-tables" interview with David Heyes of recitalmusic.net.  We dig into topics like: Jason's career trajectory teaching bass making a life in music through multiple projects the evolution of double bass over the decades..


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302: Galicia Graves International Festival and Competition Preview


Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: The Galicia Graves International Festival and Competition will take place February 17-19, 2017.  Jason chats with Simón García, Diego Zecharies, and Gabriele Ragghianti about the upcoming event.   Check out the YouTube version of this conversation ..


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301: Weekly Update for 1/16/17 - Double Bass News


Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Here’s the latest Weekly Update episode!  Check out all past episodes at contrabassconversations.com/news, and send me any stories you’d like shared at feedback@contrabassconversations.com. Stories Covered: Quote of the Week Ira Gold Link of the We..


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300: Dan Styffe on solo projects, life in Norway, and the importance of sound


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Dan Styffe is a man in constant motion.  It's astonishing the number of musical projects that he has going on: a new solo album coming this spring (his eighth album in 11 years!) appearances at events like BASS2016, RCM International Festival, and ISB 2..


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299: Brandino on winning seven Grammys and being a jack of all trades


Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Kevin "Brandino" Brandon is a seven-time Grammy and three-time Emmy award winner.  He has performed with an incredible array of artists, including: Aretha Franklin OutKast (won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album of the Year) Justin Timberl..


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298: 2nd International Bradetich Double Bass Solo Competition Preview


Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Today's episode is a short conversation between Jason and Jeff Bradetich about the upcoming 2nd International Double Bass Solo Competition taking place September 1-5, 2017.  The application deadline is February 1, and all details can be found here. Cont..


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297: Weekly Update for 1/9/17 - Double Bass News


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Here’s the latest Weekly Update episode!  Check out all past episodes at contrabassconversations.com/news, and send me any stories you’d like shared at feedback@contrabassconversations.com. Stories Covered: Festivals and Competitions Fredonia 2017 B..


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296: Adam Booker on strings, Milt Hinton, and jazz mythology


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Ever wonder what it's like to be transplanted from balmy Texas and Louisiana to the coldest city in the continental United States? Ask Adam Booker. Here's a recent weather report from Duluth in case you're curious. How did he go from the gigging life in ..


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295: Weekly Update for 1/2/17 - Double Bass News


Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Here's the latest Weekly Update episode!  Check out all past episodes at contrabassconversations.com/news, and send me any stories you'd like shared at feedback@contrabassconversations.com. Stories Covered: Giovanni Bottesini Double Bass Competition - A..


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294: 10th Anniversary Show!


Published: Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Thank you. Really, I don't know what else to say. Thank you to each and every one of you who have taken your precious time these past ten years to listen to these episodes.  You've written in.  You've suggested guests.  You've shared your passion and e..


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293: Crushing Classical with Tracy Friedlander


Published: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: I had a blast reconnecting with my old friend Tracy Friedlander! Tracy is the host of Crushing Classical, a new podcast about creating a career you love as a classical musician in today's world. I was fortunate to be one of her first guests! Tracy also wr..


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292: podcasting talk with James Newcomb of MusicPreneur


Published: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: This is an inside baseball episode for sure. I love talking podcasting, whether its talking interview techniques or my biggest podcasting mistakes.  I also love talking with other podcasters about the nitty-gritty details concerning their craft. That's t..


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291: The Best of 2016


Published: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:43:38 +0000
Summary: What a year 2016 has been!   This past year is when I kicked the podcast into overdrive, and the stats bear this out: 125 total podcasts released 907,231 podcasts downloaded this year average of 2.4 shows released per week average daily listens: 2,4..


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290: Audition Winner Caleb Quillen


Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: I love talking with audiiton winners.   Learning about how they designed and implemented a long-term plan is fascinating.  What went right?  What went wrong?  How did they adjust course?  What did they do to get through the low points?  When did t..


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289: Chris Hanulik on auditioning, expressiveness, and life in the LA Phil


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Chris Hanulik hit the ground running career-wise, landing a position in the Los Angeles Philharmonic after graduating from Juilliard. "Leaving New York to had out to Southern California... what was that transition like?" I asked. "I did not have too much ..


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288: Weekly Update for 12/19/16 - Double Bass News


Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: This show covers the latest and greatest in the world of the double bass!  Learn more at http://contrabassconversations.com/news. George Mraz Rally for Recovery George Mraz, a world class bassist with decades of exceptional musical work as both a solois..


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287: Bill Merchant luthier chat


Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Bill Merchant just had the mildest winter in his 40 year career.   For decades, double bassists would come in to get their winter posts set during November.  Now this is happening in January.   "Global warming is real, people," says Bill. That was one ..


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286: Ben Allison on streaming, crowdsourcing, and DIY artist life


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Ben Allison is the ultimate DIY jazz artist, blending jazz, rock, folk, and 20th century classical music into sonically compelling tapestries.   His 11 albums have garnered considerable critical acclaim, and he has toured the world extensively with his ..


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285: Weekly Update for 12/12/16 - Double Bass News


Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Here's the latest in the world of the double bass!  Visit contrabassconversations.com/news for all episodes, and submit your news at feedback@contrabassconversations.com.  Ben Allison Crowdsourcing New Album Ben on Contrabass Conversations this week ..


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284: Scott Devine is transforming online music education


Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: "What else do you do?" said the neurologist to Scott Devine. "Because you'll never play bass again." How would you feel after hearing that news? What would you do? Scott was making his living as a gigging bassist when he began having problems with his han..


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283: Weekly Update for 12/7/16 - Double Bass News and Events


Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Welcome to the weekly update from Contrabass Conversations! Visit contrabassconversations.com/news for all previous episodes and more information. News of the Week Giving Tuesday from the International Society of Bassists For your gift of $100 or more to..


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282: Dave Swift on Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, and being an industrial bassist


Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:11:41 +0000
Summary: As the bassist for Jools Holland's band for over two decades, Dave Swift is likely the U.K.'s best-known bassist.  He has performed with an astonishing array of artists, including: Paul Simon Eric Clapton Paul McCartney Chaka Kahn Smokey Robinson The l..


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281: Radio Hour - fitness and healthy living


Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Radio Hour is a new idea that I'm testing out.   In each episode, I take one topic and explore multiple perspectives from past guests. Winning the Audition was my first experiment with this type of format format.  I'd love your feedback and ideas you m..


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280: News Hour


Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: News Hour is my new experiment—let me know what you think! Send me news and feedback at feedback@contrabassconversations.com Sponsored by D’Addario Strings! Contrabass Conversations string giveaway for listeners: contrabassconversations.com/strings Ne..


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279: Round Two with David Allen Moore


Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: When I got the podcast going again in 2015, I knew that I wanted to do "round two" interviews with past guests. Los Angeles Philharmonic bassist and USC Thornton School of Music professor David Allen Moore was at the top of my list. I had David on the sho..


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278: Rob Anzellotti on bass capos and extensions


Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Rob Anzellotti and I had been planning on doing an interview.  When we realized that we would both be in Prague for BASS2016, we made plans to meet up and chat about capos, extensions, and other sorts of bass geekery. Rob and I are joined by Chris Mather..


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277: Florian Pertzborn on Europoean orchestral experiences


Published: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Florian Pertzborn launched the European Orchestra Experience Award for the BASSEUROPE Orchestral Competition this year in Prague. The recipients were: 1st prize: Luzia Vieira 2nd prize: Zuzana Blahova 3rd prize: Andrea Cocco Florian and I got a chanc..


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276: Petia Bagovska on Bulgarian bass traditions


Published: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: It was such a pleasure to catch up with Petia Bagovska in Prague for BASS2016!  I've known her for years.  We used to play in some orchestras together when we were both living in Chicago.   When we both realized that we would be in Prague together for ..


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275: get your copy of Winning the Audition now!


Published: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: I’m so thrilled to announce that Winning the Audition is now available! You can get it in paperback, ebook, and Kindle formats, and links to all of this are available at winningtheaudition.net.  More formats (including audiobook) coming soon! Today's e..


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274: Yung-chiao Wei on overcoming challenges, Carnegie Hall recitals, and living through music


Published: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: I had the good fortune to meet Yung-chiao Wei back in 2000 at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.  She was wrapping up her time with the New World Symphony and was just about to start new new position at Louisiana State University. The rich double bass ..


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273: My New Book!


Published: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: I'm thrilled to announce that my new book Winning the Audition will launch on Thursday, November 17th.  This book expands on the content provided in the Winning the Audition podcast series. You'll learn: Why thinking of your audition preparation as a s..


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272: Reuben Rogers is a "Super-Sideman"


Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000
Summary: Reuben Rogers and I got connected through our mutual friend Allan Santos. I wasn't even sure where to begin with a player like Reuben.   I mean, he has played with Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Roberts, Nicholas Pay..


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271: George Amorim on building a double bass empire


Published: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: What happens if you get hired to teach double bass... and there are zero students? That's what George Amorim faced when he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Where do you even begin? But George wasn't deterred.  First, he vi..


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270: Alexandre Ritter on method books, new works, and Brazilian double bass


Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Alexandre Ritter has become a champion of Armando Trovajoli's work Sconcerto. Once you hear this amazing piece, you'll understand why.   Written for Franco Petracchi, this work has been largely unplayed until Alex got his hands on it. The process was..


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269: Dennis Bergevin on public school teaching, professional development, and advising


Published: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Dennis Bergevin and I have a lot in common. He's a bass player.  Me too. He taught public school orchestra.  So did I. His career has taken an unexpected turn. I totally identify with that. For Dennis, it was the interactions with the students that he f..


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268: Cornelia Watkins on private lesson teaching and Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance


Published: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: I first learned about Cornelia (Corky) Watkins through my friend Jeremy Little.  Jeremy and I used to teach together in Illinois.  He is a proponent of a style of music teaching called Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP). Teaching music..


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267: Johnny Hamil on student motivation and building bass events


Published: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Johnny Hamil has dedicated his life to teaching bass. Starting out as a music education student, Johnny met George Vance at an International Society of Bassists Convention, and his life has never been the same since. After years of prodding from George, J..


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266: Garrett Hope on portfolio careers


Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: I love episodes like this. Garrett Hope of The Portfolio Composer and I wanted to feature each other on our podcasts. But we couldn't figure out the best way to do it. So we chucked the script, flipped on the mic, and riffed for an hour on the subjects th..


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265: Szymon Marciniak on DVDs, travel, and freelance life


Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Szymon Marciniak played a killer recital in Prague for BASS2016. Here's a great photo from that standing-room-only event. The centerpiece of this recital was Frank Proto's compelling new Sonata No. 3.  Frank wrote this piece expressly for Szymon, and it ..


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264: David Heyes on leaving a legacy


Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: David Heyes needs no introduction. Since founding Recital Music over 20 years ago, David has brought the music of composers like Tony Osborne, Teppo Hauta-aho, and Simón García to countless bass players.   David has also commissioned over 500 double ..


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263: the intriguing Jonathan Haskell


Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Jonathan Haskell may very well be the world’s most interesting man. He’s a bassist. In a great orchestra: L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande in Switzerland. Also, he’s the president of the musician’s union. An accomplished conductor. Fluent in multi..


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262: Allan Santos on finding your purpose


Published: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Allan Santos and I met 15 years ago at the Britt Festival in Oregon. I vividly recall drinking beer with him at the bar while Dave Anderson shot pool in the corner. After studying with players like Shinji Eshima and John Hood, Allan had landed an orchestr..


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261: rob knopper is the auditionhacker


Published: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: it would be sacrilege to use capital letters when writing about auditionhacker founder rob knopper. rob plays percussion in the metropolitan opera orchestra. which is quite cool. but rob also started auditionhacker, a site devoted to mastering the systems..


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260: Break into the Scene with Seth Hanes


Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Seth Hanes is a horn player, digital marketing consultant, and the author of the new book, Break into the Scene: A Musician's Guide to Making Connections, Creating Opportunities, and Launching a Career, which is available now on Amazon. If you want to che..


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259: Trevor Davis on his luthier path


Published: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Spread and focus. That’s what Trevor Davis thinks about as he makes his basses. It’s all in the arching. That’s what makes an instrument sound great. But Trevor didn’t just magically know this from the start. His tale is one of persistence and gri..


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258: RCM International Double Bass Festival Preview


Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: The first Royal College of Music International Double Bass Festival will be taking place on October 16, 2016.  Gabriele Ragghianti, Dan Styffe, and Alberto Bocini discuss this exciting new event on today's episode. This event is free and requires no tic..


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257: Sandor Ostlund on musical influences, practicing, and career possibilities


Published: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Our teachers shape us more than we realize. Having the right teacher is critical for achieving our goals. Sandor Ostlund has had a staggering set of quality teachers throughout his life journey. First, he studied with Hans Sturm. Then he worked with Richa..


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256: Shinji Eshima on pit experiences, David Walter, and composing for the ballet


Published: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Most musicians don’t have a day dedicated to them in their hometown. Shinji Eshima does. In 2011, the city of Berkeley, California named the day December 6th Shinji Eshima Day, in his honor for his contributions to the arts. Even fewer musicians play an..


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255: Frank Proto on jazz influences, bebop violin, and deadlines


Published: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Summary: Jazz is Frank Proto's native language. Growing up in Brooklyn, Frank spent his days studying with Fred Zimmermann and his nights hanging out at Birdland. I love hearing Frank describe what it was like studying with Fred. In fact, Frank's lesson slot was r..


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