Today’s episode features an interview with the great Bert Turetzky. With nearly 60 years spent championing new works for the contrabass, Bert truly is the father of modern bass playing. Bert has recently released a memoir titled A Different View which chronicles his life spent in music. It delves into his early years growing up in Connecticut, his dreams of becoming a jazz player, his orchestral experiences, teaching at the Hartt School and the University of California San Diego, and it covers in great detail his work as an advocate for the contrabass.
- Bert Turetzky – video interview about A Different View (43 min)
- Bertram Turetzky and Friends: Music for Contrabass
- A Different View – memoir by Bertram Turetzky
- Bert’s Wikipedia page