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449: best of – Miles Mosley

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:02 +0000

Today’s “best of” episode features bassist and composer Miles Mosley! About Miles Mosley: Throughout the years Mosley has written, composed, performed live, appeared in videos and recorded for various artists including Chris Cornell, Jonathan Davis, Everlast, Terrence Howard, Joni Mitchell, Lauryn Hill, Gnarls Barkley, Jeff Beck, Common, Christina Aguilera, Lesa Carlson, and Kamasi Washington. A...

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448: best of – Adam Ben Ezra

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:05 +0000

This “best of” episode features a conversation with the fantastic Adam Ben Ezra! About Adam Ben Ezra: Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and online sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves. For the past few years Adam...

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447: How to start a podcast

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:40 +0000

We’re chatting about how to start a podcast on today’s solo episode.  This episode is based on a series of articles that Jason published on Artshacker.com in 2016 and includes updates for today’s newest publishing and editing tools. Listen to Contrabass Conversations with our free app for iOS, Android, and Kindle! Contrabass Conversations is sponsored by:...

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446: Eric Snoza on starting your own project

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:07 +0000

We’re chatting with Eric Snoza of Fifth House Ensemble on today’s episode.  Eric has built a remarkable career for himself as a chamber musician, educator, and entrepreneur, and we dig into the hows and whys of his journey. About Eric Snoza: Eric Snoza has been a double bass performer before he could even properly reach...

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445: The Pareto Principle

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:00:43 +0000

We’re chatting about the Pareto Principle and how Jason has focused on discovering those “hell yes” moments now that he is out in San Francisco building a new career. Blog post referenced: Unemployment Never Sounded So Sweet Listen to Contrabass Conversations with our free app for iOS, Android, and Kindle! Contrabass Conversations is sponsored by: D’Addario...

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444: Nathan Cole on Stand Partners for Life

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:00:26 +0000

We’re chatting with violinist Nathan Cole on today’s podcast.  Nathan is a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has just released a new podcast called Stand Partners for Life.  Nathan and his wife Akiko (also a member of the LA Phil) have all sorts of exciting plans for this new venture.  We dig into...

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443: best of – Leon Bosch

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:00:45 +0000

This “best of” episode features a conversation with the always inspiring Leon Bosch! About Leon Bosch: Leon Bosch has an honoured place among the select group of virtuoso double bass players worldwide. Concerto engagements in many parts of the world with the likes of conductors Pinchas Zukerman, Nicolas Kraemer, Nicolae Moldoveanu and Guido Johannes Rumstadt...

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442: best of – Lloyd Goldstein

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 12:00:43 +0000

Today’s “best of” episode features Certified Music Practitioner Lloyd Goldstein. About Lloyd Goldstein: When Lloyd was in sixth grade he had a dream. He envisioned playing the double bass in such a way listening audiences would be emotionally moved. He played the double bass through high school, but was unprepared for college and as a...

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441: Strings Q&A

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:06 +0000

Jason and D’Addario Orchestral social media manager (also a bassist!) Sabrina Brengel answer listener questions about strings on this special Q&A episode. Listen to Contrabass Conversations with our free app for iOS, Android, and Kindle! Contrabass Conversations is sponsored by: Robertson & Sons Violins For more than four decades, Robertson & Sons has specialized in providing...

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440: A Look Back at 2017

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:00:58 +0000

We take a look back at all the guests we’ve featured in 2017 on Contrabass Conversations plus thoughts for the future of the show.  Here’s the list (in order of appearance): Adam Booker Jeff Bradetich Brandino Dan Styffe David Heyes Eric Steffens Kevin Brown Composed Documentary Ted Botsford Sean Perrin Bernard O’Neill Emilio Guarino Tracy Rowell...

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439: Kevin Smith on Willie Nelson and Texas slap bass

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:29 +0000

I had a wonderful time talking with Kevin Smith for the podcast!  Kevin is Willie Nelson’s bassist and has some of the best stories from the road that I’ve heard.  You’ll love this conversation with Kevin–enjoy! About Kevin Smith: Currently on tour with Willie Nelson and Family, Smith has toured with High Noon, Ronnie Dawson,...

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438: Leigh Mesh on discipline, fitness, and stories from the pit

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:46 +0000

It was a pleasure to chat with Leigh Mesh for the podcast!  Leigh is the MET Orchestra Associate Principal Bass and teaches bass at Bard College.  This is a fun and wide-ranging conversation with a ton of great advice throughout. About Leigh Mesh: Leigh Mesh, Associate Principal Bass, joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1993. A...

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437: Nash Tomey on overcoming adversity

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:28 +0000

In this conversation with recent Kansas City Symphony audition winner Nash Tomey, we dig into how Nash overcame a playing injury that threatened to derail his playing career.  This is an inspiring and honest conversation about something that many musicians struggle with during their careers! About Nash Tomey: Philadelphia native Nash Tomey joins the Kansas...

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436: Anthony Manzo on chamber music

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:00:10 +0000

It was a pleasure to chat with Anthony Manzo about his career as a chamber music double bassist, traveling with a bass (always an adventure!), the unique qualities of Anthony’s bass, and much more. A special shout-out to Eric Roy of Upton Bass for connecting me with Anthony for this conversation! About Anthony Manzo: Anthony Manzo...

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435: Diego Zecharies on inspiration, passion, and balance

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:00:24 +0000

I had such a great time spending a week with Diego at Andrés Martin’s bass festival this fall.  Diego is one of the most inspiring double bassists I know, and he’s doing great things for the double bass both in Spain and in his home country of Uruguay. About Diego Zecharies: Diego Zecharies is a highly dedicated...

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434: Patrick Charton on innovations in building double basses

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:00:58 +0000

Today we feature innovate French double bass luthier Patrick Charton.  Patrick has been turning heads with models like his B21, C21, and Suit-Bass for many years, and it was great to chat with him about how he developed these unique models. About Patrick Charton: Patrick Charton’s new instruments have attracted the attention of many soloists and...

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433: Carmen Rodríguez on Panama and coming to the United States

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:00:26 +0000

It was a pleasure to meet Carmen Rodríguez this past summer at the 2017 International Society of Bassists Convention!  She and I talk about growing up in Panama, the experience of coming to the United States to study, her professional ambitions, and much more! About Carmen Rodríguez: Carmen Liseth Rodríguez began her music studies in 2008 at...

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432: Eric Revis on gut strings, funk, and influences

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:00:03 +0000

Grammy Award-winning bassist and longtime Branford Marsalis collaborator Eric Revis joins Jason for today’s deep-dive into growing up in California, being influenced by Parliament and prog rock, gut string explorations, and much more. A special shout-out to Eric Roy of Upton Bass for connecting me with Eric Revis for this conversation! About Eric Revis: One...

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431: Karl Fenner on audition experiences and continual development

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:04 +0000

Contact the show: call (415) 952-5643 (Google Voicemail) or email feedback@contrabassconversations.com  Today’s conversation with Atlanta Symphony bassist Karl Fenner is a deep-dive into auditioning, progress, long-term planning, and persevering through adversity.  There’s a ton of advice that you can use to help with your preparation for any upcoming performance, audition, or high-stakes event! About Karl Fenner: Bassist Karl Fenner joined...

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430: Catalin Rotaru on Bottesini’s Testore double bass

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:59 +0000

Contact the show: call (415) 952-5643 (Google Voicemail) or email feedback@contrabassconversations.com  Catalin Rotaru has just released a new album titled The Lord of The Basses.  This album features Catalin performing on Bottesini’s famous 300-year-old Testore bass.  Catalin has also released another project this fall titled Sonic Bridges Vol. 2. About Catalin Rotaru: Catalin Rotaru was born in Moldova, a...

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