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 […]

François Rabbath demonstration and performance

Customizer slider CBC Muroki 1170 x 500
This week, we bring you an interview with Indiana University double bass professor Kurt Muroki. Kurt is an outstanding performer, teacher, and artist, and we had a great conversation about teaching, learning, and performing.  Also featured is a great recording of Kurt performing Bottesini’s Gran Duo Concertante for Double Bass […]

CBC 163: Kurt Muroki Interview

The Contrabass Conversations app is coming soon!
We are developing an app for Contrabass Conversations!  This app will be free, available for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, and Amazon, and will contain all current and past episodes plus content exclusive to the app. Exclusive app content will include: easy searching and navigation of all current and past interviews […]

Contrabass Conversations app for iOS and Android coming in December!

Customizer slider D'Addario Muroki 1170 x 500
Kurt Muroki, Indiana University double bass professor and upcoming Contrabass Conversations guest, is featured in this video from D’Addario about the development of the Kaplan bass strings.  This is an interesting video about the development of these new strings and provides insight into the string development process.  Check it out!

Behind the Scenes with Kurt Muroki: Development of Kaplan Double ...

Customizer slider David Allen Moore 1170 x 500 1
We’re featuring an interview from the podcast archives with Los Angeles Philharmonic bassist and University of Southern California bass instructor David Allen Moore on the podcast this week. David also teaches bass during the summer at the Domaine Forget program in Quebec. In this interview, we chat about his early […]

CBC 162: David Allen Moore Interview (from the archives)

Alex Hanna double bass
We are thrilled to bring you this interview with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Bass Alex Hanna.  In addition to his responsibilities leading the bass section of the CSO, Alex teaches double bass at DePaul University and is active as a clinician, soloist, and chamber musician. Subscribe to the podcast – follow […]

CBC 161: Alex Hanna Interview

Jason Heath
I’m getting back into blogging…. and podcasting.  More details to follow. For the time being, I’d like to encourage folks to check out my new Double Bass News Magazine.  For those of you who are new to the blog, this site has been active for ten years.  To put that […]

The next generation bass blog

Screen Shot 2015-01-03 at 1.18.46 PM
Here’s a cool site called Patternroot I just discovered from bassist Gahlord Dewald: Three things for this site — getting better at playing bass instruments, helping composers use bass instruments well in making new music, sharing and promoting contemporary art music. via Bass: Learn, Make, Listen – PATTERNROOT.

Bass: Learn, Make, Listen – PATTERNROOT