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Low End Bass Studio Recital This Saturday!!!

Join the students of the Low End Bass Studio this Saturday for our fall recital! Classical solos, duets, electric bass transcriptions, fun group arrangements of popular TV themes, and much more. Come down and join us for a fun afternoon … Continue reading

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Stephen Lester in Recital Sunday June 8th, 7pm

Make plans to get to the Fine Arts building on Sunday June 8th for an amazing solo bass recital.  Steve Lester is playing Bottesini and the Arpeggione on the same program! Stephen Lester, CSO bassist since 1978, is performing several … Continue reading

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Lakeshore Symphony plays Mahler 2 on June 1st!!

Heads up Lowenders! Lakeshore Symphony, including yours truly on Principal Bass, will be presenting Mahler 2 Sunday June 1st.  The performance is at 3 pm and takes place at  Northside Prep High School in Chicago, near Kedzie and Bryn Mawr. … Continue reading

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Cool video of what Bass Strings really look like when vibrating!

Wonders of new high shutter speed cameras.  Check it out!

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Chicago Bass Ensemble performs Sunday October 13th in Chicago

Make sure to make room in your schedule for the latest upcoming Chicago Bass Ensemble performance! Details: North Shore Baptist Church 5244 North Lakewood Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 2:00 pm, with a reception following. Performers include: John Floeter Jacque Harper … Continue reading

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Outstanding Bass Choir

Great sounding version of Anton Bruckner’s Ave Maria.  With all basses!  Enjoy.

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Double Bass playing at it’s best

Hey all, Meet Božo Paradžik. This video represents double bass playing at it’s best in my opinion.  The sound speaks for itself. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata 1st Movement   Second and Third Movements

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Charles Mingus Sextet at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975

I love Charles Mingus.  I have as long as I’ve liked jazz. This is a great video of Mingus playing at the end of his career. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat…..bass solo around the six minute mark….wait for it……

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Jack Bruce’s bass solo with Zappa is worth paying attention to…..

Jack Bruce has a history of being a trailblazer as a bass guitarist.  He played as an improvisational equal with Eric Clapton in the Cream days, and later played an assist on Frank Zappa’s 1974 album Apostrophe(‘).  Bruce was not … Continue reading

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Cliff Burton Isolated Bass on “Orion”

Gone way too early, Cliff Burton has come to define complex metal bass playing in many ways.  Sometimes lost in the mix, many do not realize how melodic, complex, and beautiful his lines are.  Cliff’s playing defines one of the … Continue reading

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