Maurizio Ortolani e-mailed me today about a recent podcast from the NAC podcasts. The fabulous double bassist Joel Quarrington was interviewed this week on the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada. This is a great podcast interview that is an essential listen for any classical musician. I just found out about this podcast, and I will be subscribing to it in iTunes as soon as I get finished with this blog post.
Joel Quarrington is probably the most prominent double bassist to tune in fifths. Joel discusses the advantages of tuning in fifths over an extension during this illuminating interview, plus many other double bass topics.
We also get to hear some examples of Joel’s solo bass playing, and it is a real treat. I have always loved his sound and musicalty. I would love to be able to sound like this someday.
Check out Joel’s personal website here.
Here is a direct link to the show, iTunes subscription information, and some general information about the podcast:
Direct link to this week’s show:
In this week’s NACOcast, Christopher speaks with the National Arts
Centre Orchestra’s remarkable Principal Bass, Joel Quarrington.
Canada’s foremost virtuoso of the double bass, Joel is the only great
modern bassist who tunes his bass like a cello. Find out how this
came about as Joel discusses the history, evolution and current state
of double bass playing.
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The NACOcast is a bi-weekly downloadable audio programme with host
Christopher Millard, principal bassoon, NAC Orchestra. Each week,
Christopher brings you an informed and entertaining look at the world
of classical music and its great composers, with musical excerpts and
guest artist interviews.
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