CBC 97: Gary Karr – from the CBS archives 7

We’ve got a real treat for you this week on Contrabass Conversations. I got this great footage from the CBS archives from bassist Eric Rath. This is a special from Camera 3 filmed in 1969 about Gary Karr. You’ll get a chance to hear Gary perform, chat about the bass, and play in some truly unusual contexts, including the most unique version of the Eccles Sonata that I’ve ever heard with bass legend Richard Davis!

Video Download Link – (MP4 160 MB)

This episode is sponsored by The String Emporium

About Jason

An active double bass performer and teacher, Jason teaches double bass at DePaul University and served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Bassists for many years. Jason is the current President of the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Jason has been a member of the Elgin Symphony since 2000 and has played with the Midsummer’s Music Festival in Door County for the past decade. He is a past member of the Milwaukee Ballet and IRIS Orchestra, and has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, and numerous other professional ensembles.

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7 thoughts on “CBC 97: Gary Karr – from the CBS archives

  • py

    Many thanks to the String Emporium for sponsoring the episode. I like listening to the Eccles Sonata performed in the video. Thanks Jason for putting this up too.

  • vito

    maestro Karr has been very and very happy to see again the “old” film about him. Now he will prepare a DVD and three new Cds are ready for the market, one is about Schumann. Incredible.

  • Richard Armandi

    Wow!! What a great piece on the Maestro! Thanks so much, Jason, for sharing this with the Bass community.

  • Dan Bernstein

    As the scruffy guitarist in that ‘superband’ known as the Electric Karrs (???) (And yes, its immediate demise was a great loss to the music world) all I can say to seeing this clip after 40 years, is, Wow!