This week on Contrabass Conversations we are concluding the interview with double bassist Kathryn Nettleman that we began on episode 12 of the podcast. Also, this week we feature some jazz bass from Brooklyn musician Kevin Tkacz plus current news on the bass scene. Enjoy!
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Thanks to Jeff Turner for the great interview last week!
This week we’ll be featuring part 2 of our interview with double bassist Kate Nettleman, which we started on episode 12 of the podcast.
Kate is a classical double bassist located in the
After the interview, we’ll be hearing a track from Brooklyn-based jazz bassist Kevin Tkacz titled ‘Yo, Jimmy!’, so here we go with the second part of our talk with Kate Nettleman.
From Kevin Tkacz
Improv4 (Yo, Jimmy!)
This track, as well as the majority of the record, was improvised. No
discussion before we played; we just played. The trio had played together
for the first time as a group the night before, so the high quality of the
music we made (if I can be a pompous ass for a minute) is testament to the
great players I was able to work with. They are Bill Carrothers (piano) and
Michael Sarin (drums). I hope to be able to get this band working again by
spring of next year. Various scheduling and geographical difficulties make
this a challenge, though, so we’ll see.
The title came after the fact, as I was listening to the mixes to decide the
sequencing and I realized that the opening phrase I played bears a striking
resemblance to something I heard Jimmy Garrison play on a ‘Trane record. So
it’s an homage, albeit accidental.
News and Notes
-URL switched from jasonheath.blogspot.com to doublebassblog.org – don’t worry, you don’t need to change anything if you’re linking to my site or have bookmarked anything on my site. Putting in my old URL or doublebassblog.com will take you there.
-Upcoming guests will be Ranaan Meyer (who John Grillo and I are interviewing this weekend) and Minnesota Orchestra bassist Colin Corner. Colin has been a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Vancouver Symphony prior to joining the Minnesota Orchestra, and hearing from a young player who has had such success will really be a great thing for bassists everywhere.
-Luthier directory is now up and active. If you click the ‘bass luthiers’ tab on my blog you will be taken to a page featuring a listing of luthiers by state, then alphabetically within each state. I am also including an index so that you can quickly skip to one luthier. Otherwise, you can browse through all of the listings one after another and check out the kind of work that different shops do.
In addition to contact information like address, phone number, and website, I am including map directions for each shop, plus photos of their work, background information on the luthiers at that shop and the kind of work they do, and any other relevant information.
You can comment on any shop and add information or share your experiences at that shop, and doing so will help this grow into a valuable resource that is more than just a list of addresses and phone numbers.
This kind of project takes time, so I only have a few shops listed now. I will continue to list more each day. Feel free to e-mail me your suggestions for the directory, or leave a comment.
-The Contrabass Conversations website is getting a massive overhaul this summer. The site that is currently up at ContrabassConversations.com was intended as a placeholder until I could get some time to put up a really slick site, and I’ve got the time now (yay, summer!), so expect to see some changes in the next few weeks. Your experience with the podcast won’t change at all—everything will stay the same—but the Contrabass Conversations site will offer a lot of increased usability. You’ll see—it’ll be awesome.
-The Weekly Wrap-Up is a new feature on the blog that I think will help folks to get an easy summary of what the bass news of the week has been/. Things move pretty quickly on the front page of the blog, and it’s easy to let some important stories slip by, so this wrap-up will summarize what’s been going on for the week. You can also subscribe to just the wrap-up if you like. Simply click the tab labeled ‘wrap-up’ for more details.
Music provided by:
Hathead – Roll & Go -Songs from the Lost Hard Drive
FonkMasters – The Fonks on Music Jam (new outro)
From the Podsafe Music Network
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- Kate Nettleman interview part 1
- Jeff Turner interview
- Rob Kassinger interview
- Michael Hovnanian interview
- Lawrence Hurst interview part 2