Jonathan Haskell may very well be the world’s most interesting man.
He’s a bassist. In a great orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande in Switzerland.
Also, he’s the president of the musician’s union. An accomplished conductor. Fluent in multiple languages.
He is also the author of three murder mysteries centered around the orchestra.
Here’s a link to the first five chapters of On the beat, a murder mystery involving an orchestra, a sadistic, villainous, and diabolical conductor, an undercover cop in the percussion section, and a Pirastro Flexocor E string as a murder weapon!
Set in Chicago and downstate Illinois, this book vividly brings back memories of my “old life” Road Warrioring it around Chicagoland.
Interested in reading more? Send Jonathan an email and let him know!
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Resources we covered in this interview:
On the beat by Jonathan Haskell (PDF – 5 chapter preview)
L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande (website)
L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande (YouTube)
The Compleat Conductor by Gunther Schuller
Twin Cities Bass Camp (from listener feedback)
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