I just wrapped up a great interview with double bassist Claus Freudenstein this morning. You may know Claus as the inventor of the Freudenstein minibass, which has been transforming how young students are taught. You may also be familiar with Claus and his work with the heavy metal-inspired Bassmonsters, or his work as a member of the International Society of Bassists board of directors. Claus is actively changing the world of the double bass on a number of fronts, and he’s the exact sort of person that I love featuring on Contrabass Conversations. Look for this episode to drop on Monday, April 25th (which also happens to be Claus’ birthday!).
Claus and I got pretty deep into the topic of arranging, and Andrés Martín came up several times (check out this link to hear Andrés talk about how he first got into arranging). Here’s a great clip of Claus and Andrés performing for Encuentro Latino Americano de Contrabajos, which Andrés puts on each year. Be sure to check out our podcast featuring Andrés, and stay tuned for our episode with Claus very soon!