I got a chance to record double bassist Steve LaSpina‘s performance at the 2009 International Society of Bassists Convention, and I was really blown away by his great bass playing and te energy of his trio.
Steve LaSpina has been a prominent bassist on the New York and national scene for over twenty years. During that time, he has played and recorded with many great musicians in jazz history. He was a regular band member, toured and recorded with saxophonists Benny Carter, Stan Getz and Phil Woods, vocalists Joe Williams and Mark Murphy, trumpeters Clark Terry, Chet Baker and Randy Brecker, and guitarist Pat Martino. He has spent the last decade traveling around the world and recording with the legendary guitarist Jim Hall, has appeared on six of his recordings, including These Rooms featuring Tom Harrell.
Steve performs on a Wan Bernadel bass from the String Emporium, which is a sponsor for doublebassblog.org and Contrabass Conversations. We thank the String Emporium for their continued sponsorship and encourage folks to check out their instruments (they also have good deals on bows) if they like what they hear from Steve in the following video: