The wonderful musician and visionary bassist François Rabbath is featured in this hour-long video from McNally Smith College of Music performing and speaking about his life. Watching this brings back memories of my interview with Rabbath in the early days of Contrabass Conversations. His personality radiates warmth, and his brilliance and creativity seep into every interaction with him. It’s easy to see why he took the bass world by storm several decades ago, and he sounds as good as ever, which is a real testament to his technical approach to the instrument.
Check out Rabbath’s New Method for Double Bass if you haven’t in the past–it’s one of the seminal modern technique works for the instrument and remains revolutionary and controversial to this day.