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

by Jason Heath

Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 461
  • Last: 8 Mar 2018
Contrabass Conversations features interviews and performances from top leaders in the world of the bass. Podcast host Jason Heath dives deep into what makes these world-class artists tick. With 1.6 million downloads and counting, Contrabass Conversations is the most popular podcast for double bassists. Join the community and experience life on the low end of the spectrum!

Episodes (461)

  • 463: The Mental Game
    463: The Mental Game
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    Published: 8 Mar 2018 Duration: 38:37
    This year’s Winter Olympics inspired podcast listener Steven Bingham to write in the following topic request: “If I could suggest a future podcast topic, it would be "performance psychology" with a bassist or other musician who also is a su... Read more →
    This year’s Winter Olympics inspired podcast listener Steven Bingham to write in the following topic request: “If I could suggest a future podcast topic, it would be "performance psychology" with a bassist or other musician who also is a su... Read more →

  • 462: Posture with Barry Green
    462: Posture with Barry Green
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 38:50
    Barry Green’s creative output is filled with surprises and unexpected new directions.  The last tie he was on the podcast, we were chatting with Barry and Jeff Bradetich about Anna’s Promise. An article from Barry just came out in the Amer... Read more →
    Barry Green’s creative output is filled with surprises and unexpected new directions.  The last tie he was on the podcast, we were chatting with Barry and Jeff Bradetich about Anna’s Promise. An article from Barry just came out in the Amer... Read more →

  • 461: Erik Higgins on chamber music careers
    461: Erik Higgins on chamber music careers
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    Published: 1 Mar 2018 Duration: 48:52
    I was first introduced to Erik Higgins by orchestra director and bassist Jonathan Lane.  Jonathan passed along a mesmerizing video of Erik performing an improvised duet with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh.  This duet is based on a Syrian Folk tune... Read more →
    I was first introduced to Erik Higgins by orchestra director and bassist Jonathan Lane.  Jonathan passed along a mesmerizing video of Erik performing an improvised duet with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh.  This duet is based on a Syrian Folk tune... Read more →

  • 460: James Oesi on going for what you believe in
    460: James Oesi on going for what you believe in
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 53:34
    James Oesi is truly blazing new trails for double bassists worldwide.  Originally from South Africa, James spent several years studying in Russia before moving to the Netherlands.  Over the past decade, James has established a vibrant caree... Read more →
    James Oesi is truly blazing new trails for double bassists worldwide.  Originally from South Africa, James spent several years studying in Russia before moving to the Netherlands.  Over the past decade, James has established a vibrant caree... Read more →

  • 459: Music School Auditions - Advice from the pros
    459: Music School Auditions - Advice from the pros
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    Published: 22 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:05:45
    This episode is one of those astoundingly complex projects that I love digging into!  We’re featuring questions from double bass student Baylee Brown, which are answered by 27 noted double bass faculty members.  This idea was suggested by U... Read more →
    This episode is one of those astoundingly complex projects that I love digging into!  We’re featuring questions from double bass student Baylee Brown, which are answered by 27 noted double bass faculty members.  This idea was suggested by U... Read more →

  • TCU International Double Bass Festival Preview
    TCU International Double Bass Festival Preview
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 08:01
    The line-up for the 2018 TCU International Double Bass Festival (March 3-4, 2018)  is like a who's who in the double bass world! Founded and organized by Artistic Director and TCU Professor of Double Bass Yuan Lu, this fifth bi-annual festi... Read more →
    The line-up for the 2018 TCU International Double Bass Festival (March 3-4, 2018)  is like a who's who in the double bass world! Founded and organized by Artistic Director and TCU Professor of Double Bass Yuan Lu, this fifth bi-annual festi... Read more →

  • 458: Gary Karr home
    458: Gary Karr home
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:12:04
    Gary Karr… I mean, what can I say?  He’s the reason that I play bass. That so many people play the bass.  He’s truly one of a kind, and he’s not slowing down anytime soon! When International Society of Bassists General Manager Madeleine Cro... Read more →
    Gary Karr… I mean, what can I say?  He’s the reason that I play bass. That so many people play the bass.  He’s truly one of a kind, and he’s not slowing down anytime soon! When International Society of Bassists General Manager Madeleine Cro... Read more →

  • 457: Thorkild Larsen of REMIC
    457: Thorkild Larsen of REMIC
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    Published: 15 Feb 2018 Duration: 43:01
    I first became acquainted with REMIC microphones through my good friend Adam Booker.  Adam did a comprehensive video review of the REMIC bass mics in 2017, and I was mesmerized by how well the acoustic sound of the bass is reproduced. When ... Read more →
    I first became acquainted with REMIC microphones through my good friend Adam Booker.  Adam did a comprehensive video review of the REMIC bass mics in 2017, and I was mesmerized by how well the acoustic sound of the bass is reproduced. When ... Read more →

  • 456: Left Hand Technique with Lauren Pierce
    456: Left Hand Technique with Lauren Pierce
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 47:13
    Lauren Pierce has been a guest on the podcast many times in the past.  She’s a great friend and is constantly looking for new ways to help bass players learn ket concepts. Lauren has just come out with a Left Hand Technique course through ... Read more →
    Lauren Pierce has been a guest on the podcast many times in the past.  She’s a great friend and is constantly looking for new ways to help bass players learn ket concepts. Lauren has just come out with a Left Hand Technique course through ... Read more →

  • 455: How to Learn a Piece
    455: How to Learn a Piece
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    Published: 7 Feb 2018 Duration: 40:06
    How do we learn a piece? That’s a question thatI recently put out to the Contrabass Conversations community.  The responses I got back were fascinating. While we all have a different approach to learning a piece (as you’ll see in this episo... Read more →
    How do we learn a piece? That’s a question thatI recently put out to the Contrabass Conversations community.  The responses I got back were fascinating. While we all have a different approach to learning a piece (as you’ll see in this episo... Read more →

  • 454: Daniel Smith on Bali, pre-med, and auditioning
    454: Daniel Smith on Bali, pre-med, and auditioning
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    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:01:55
    We are chatting with Daniel Smith on today’s podcast!  Daniel recently joined the San Francisco Symphony as associate principal bass after spending two seasons in the San Diego Symphony double bass section. About Daniel Smith: A native to S... Read more →
    We are chatting with Daniel Smith on today’s podcast!  Daniel recently joined the San Francisco Symphony as associate principal bass after spending two seasons in the San Diego Symphony double bass section. About Daniel Smith: A native to S... Read more →

  • 453: Injury Prevention
    453: Injury Prevention
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: 49:23
    Today’s episode covers injury prevention and recovery.  We feature excerpts from the following individuals: Randy Kertz Nina DeCesare Lloyd Goldstein Robin Kesselman Nash Tomey Susan Wulff Scott Devine Leigh Mesh Listen to Contrabass... Read more →
    Today’s episode covers injury prevention and recovery.  We feature excerpts from the following individuals: Randy Kertz Nina DeCesare Lloyd Goldstein Robin Kesselman Nash Tomey Susan Wulff Scott Devine Leigh Mesh Listen to Contrabass... Read more →

  • 452: Joe McNalley on imagination
    452: Joe McNalley on imagination
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 33:16
    We’re chatting with double bass performer, composer, and Hutchins Consort founder Joe McNalley.  I had the chance to spend time with Joe at Andrés Martín’s Contrabajos de Baja California Double Bass Festival About Joe McNalley: Joe McNall... Read more →
    We’re chatting with double bass performer, composer, and Hutchins Consort founder Joe McNalley.  I had the chance to spend time with Joe at Andrés Martín’s Contrabajos de Baja California Double Bass Festival About Joe McNalley: Joe McNall... Read more →

  • 451: Paul Johnson on teaching
    451: Paul Johnson on teaching
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    Published: 25 Jan 2018 Duration: 45:16
    I had a wonderful time chatting with Peabody Conservatory double bass faculty member Paul Johnson! About Paul Johnson: Paul Johnson earned his Bachelor of Music degree in 1980 from St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota before earning his... Read more →
    I had a wonderful time chatting with Peabody Conservatory double bass faculty member Paul Johnson! About Paul Johnson: Paul Johnson earned his Bachelor of Music degree in 1980 from St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota before earning his... Read more →

  • 450: Teymur Phell on Killer Walking Bass
    450: Teymur Phell on Killer Walking Bass
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 32:11
    We’re chatting today with Killer Walking Bass co-author and Mike Stern band member Teymur Phell! About Teymur Phell: ​" Unbelievable bass player, both electric and upright… Great feel, amazing soloist, love playing with him! " - Mike Stern ... Read more →
    We’re chatting today with Killer Walking Bass co-author and Mike Stern band member Teymur Phell! About Teymur Phell: ​" Unbelievable bass player, both electric and upright… Great feel, amazing soloist, love playing with him! " - Mike Stern ... Read more →

  • 449: best of - Miles Mosley
    449: best of - Miles Mosley
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    Published: 18 Jan 2018 Duration: 56:16
    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, Jonath... Read more →
    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, Jonath... Read more →

  • 448: best of - Adam Ben Ezra
    448: best of - Adam Ben Ezra
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    Published: 15 Jan 2018 Duration: 26:11
    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 fro... Read more →
    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 fro... Read more →

  • 447: How to start a podcast
    447: How to start a podcast
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    Published: 11 Jan 2018 Duration: 31:51
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • 446: Eric Snoza on starting your own project
    446: Eric Snoza on starting your own project
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    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:49
    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... Read more →
    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... Read more →

  • 445: The Pareto Principle
    445: The Pareto Principle
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    Published: 4 Jan 2018 Duration: 42:18
    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 Cont... Read more →
    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 Cont... Read more →

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