Visitors to doublebassblog.org may notice that we’ve got a new ad for The American String Project in the sidebar, and I’d like to direct people’s attention to this new sponsor. This outstanding ensemble features chamber music works arranged to include double bass by Barry Lieberman. The former Assistant Principal Bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Principal Bass of the Winnipeg Symphony, Barry now serves as co-director of The American String Project.
We’ve featured Barry on last week’s Contrabass Conversations episode (along with recordings from The American String Project) and we will be concluding our interview with him this weekend. We also featured Barry’s excellent interview with double bass pioneer Gary Karr, which is a must-see for any bassist.
Learn more about The American String Project (along with reviews, musical examples, and ordering information) on our special blog page dedicated to this ensemble, and be sure to pick up a copy of the 2006 and 2007 TASP albums–they’re a great addition to the library of any string player and truly top-tier string playing.