The following is a short excerpt from the E-Bass Line Newsletter from the International Society of Bassists. Receiving this newsletter each month is one of the many benefits for ISB members, including special rates on instrument insurance, the excellent journal Bass World, the paper edition of the Bass Line, and much more! Check out the International Society of Bassists website for more information on joining if you’re not a member–I’ve been a member since I was a teenager, and I highly recommend it for bassist of all ages.
Also, doublebassblog.org will be doing live coverage of next summers ISB convention at Penn State (June 8-13, 2009). That’s only 9 months away, and it will be a real blast, so be sure to join up with the ISB and check out this fabulous event!
Todd Coolman has just released his latest recording, an ArtistShare project entitled Perfect Strangers. Todd spent over a year soliciting original jazz compositions from the public at large and formed a quintet to interpret them. This select group of individuals, known as the “Learning Community,” then collaborated in the creative process, yielding very interesting results. The recording, accompanied by documentation of the entire process via streaming audio and video files, is available at: www.toddcoolman.com. Learn more about ArtistShare at www.artistshare.com.
More information available to ISB members–sign up online today!