[LAU] OT: Double bass (Kontrabass) Recommended listening.

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 00:43:07 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Loki Davison <loki.davison at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently bought a double bass and am loving it. Fun to play and
> amazing sound with fingers and bow.  I will be looking for a teacher
> soon but first and foremost i'm looking for some good stuff to listen
> too! I'm really enjoying Willie Dixons stuff and a few tracks by
> Freundeskries (german hiphop) and Donovan. What else is good? I'd love
> to here tracks in a range of style both bow and fingers.


It depends on what you would like to pursue first. Is it jazz, for instance?
Unforutnately, there are a small number of classical pieces written
for the bass and even less recorded. You find a lot of information
about jazz bass players. For instance, Scott LaFaro (who died young,
but can be found on recordings before his death in '61.) Get the Bill
Evans Village Vanguard sessions. Heck, you can also hear him on
youtube, but the recordings aren't so good. I could give you a list of
jazz players to pursue, but first what is your focus?


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