We had the opportunity to interview the Chicago Bass Ensemble for Contrabass Conversations back in 2007, which was a real blast. I’ve worked with Michael, Doug, Jacque, and John in various capacities over the years, and they’re some of the funniest guys and best bass players I know.
These four fine fellows have been quite busy over the last few months, playing gigs in various settings throughout the Chicago region. Here’s a short video of the CBE in action–I was at this performance, where I happened to run into Peter Lloyd and several bass students from Northwestern University, as well as many other bassists active on the Chicago scene.
They’ve also upgraded their website recently, and the result is a very slick presentation of a very fine ensemble. These guys rock–check them out the next time they’re performing, and check out our interview with them if you haven’t yet!