September 15th, 2009

Special sneak preview of a new CD by Joel Quarrington

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In this episode, we get a sneak preview of the new CD by Joel Quarrington “Garden Scene”.

While I was on vacation this summer in Canada, I went to see Joel perform at the “Festival of the Sound” in Parry Sound, Ontario. At dinner after a great performance of the famous Rossini Duet, Joel presented me with an advance copy of his new CD and asked me if I could use it on the Double Bass Podcast.

That was a no brainer, so here it is. I talk over the selected tracks because I want to encourage everybody to buy their own copy of the CD. Joel’s web site states that it is going to be released on the 22 of September 2009, but it looks like some of the distributors have already released the recording.

Check the Shownotes for direct links or go to the ANALEKTA web site or iTunes to pick up your copy of the CD (its only 8.99EUR for the entire CD which includes a digital booklet).

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June 16th, 2009

Part Three of three: Interview with renowned Canadian Double Bassist – Joel Quarrington.

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Holy crap! I meant to get this episode posted last month. Sorry for the delay – things here have been CRAZY busy. Anyway, enjoy the show.

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In this episode of the DoubleBassCast I interview Canadian Double Bassist Joel Quarrington (part three).

In this last installation of the interview, Joel and I talked (finally) about ‘Tuning in Fifths’. We also talked about ‘Instruments and other Gear’ as well as Joel’s ‘Upcoming Events and Projects’ which by now have passed into the annals of history – but interesting nevertheless.

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April 9th, 2009

Part Two of three: Interview with renowned Canadian Double Bassist – Joel Quarrington.

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In this episode of the DoubleBassCast I interview Canadian Double Bassist Joel Quarrington (part two).

Amoung many other issues, Joel and I talked about his experiences in teaching the instrument, Chamber music with String Quartets and we end the interview with an analysis on recording with Glenn Gould as well as his most recent CD “Music for Double Bass and Piano 2 (Bottesini)”.

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March 4th, 2009

Part One of three: Interview with renowned Canadian Double Bassist – Joel Quarrington.

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In this episode of the DoubleBassCast I interview Canadian Double Bassist Joel Quarrington.

We talked for more than six hours via Skype last August. We hadn’t spoken in more than 30 years and we really had a great time. A lot of the conversation is “Stream of Conciousness” but through many hours of editing I think I have achieved a coherent conversation.

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February 22nd, 2008

Interview with Renaud García-Fons

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In this episode of the DoubleBassCast I interview bassist Renaud García-Fons.

We talked after a rehearsal for a concert he was giving in Tenerife with Paquito D’Rivera.

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July 2nd, 2007

Welcome back!

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In this episode of the DoubleBassCast I bring you a tech update of the Double Bass Podcast ‘behind the scenes’ and give you the answer as to why I’ve been away so long.

Segment Two: Applying for a position in a Symphony Orchestra

Tips and tricks in making your application for a vacancy in a symphony orchestra climb to the top of the pile!
I talk about resume form and different media types for getting your audio sample to its destination.

Segment Three: Basslinks

A new segment which will deal with listener comments, emails, news, products and anything else! All of the links to this stuff will be in the SHOWNOTES!
In this episode there are exchange links to other bass sites, links to new products and interviews…

All of the links on the website have been revised… Please let me know if something is broken.

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August 26th, 2006

Welcome back!

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In this episode of the DoubleBassCast I bring you an interview with Dietmar Engels – Principal Doublebass of the Coburg Opera House in Germany.

This episode is all about the Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra by Jean Francaix written in 1975.

Dietmar is a good friend from a couple of years ago when he came to sub in my section in Tenerife. He’s a great guy and I hope you enjoy his insights into the music by Francaix.

This is not a well known concerto for our instrument but after having spent time interviewing Dietmar and studying the score I realize that this is a wonderful piece that should be performed more often.

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May 9th, 2006

Touching BASS! Its been too long since the last episode. Today I try to explain why and move on!

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In this episode I try to explain why I’ve been reluctant to produce more episodes of The Basscast. It seems that I was infringing on a trademark belonging to another podcaster.

Well, hopefully with a new name for the podcast and a new website, email address and all the rest I can move on and start podcasting again about the Double Bass.

There may be some stray links and stuff so if you see one please let me know. I have tried to tidy it all up but sometimes a few escape…

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March 9th, 2006

Response to listener’s comments and a review of The Bass Gang…

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In this episode I respond to some listener comments and review the Double Bassist magazine’s review of the bass quartet “The Bass Gang”.

The musical selections are by The Bass Gang – four musical aces!
INTRO MUSIC
Jump – originally by Eddie van Halen. From The Bass Gang’s latest album ‘La Contrabassata’. (clip)

SEGMENT ONE

  • Sorry for taking so long to get this one out there… life’s been busy!
  • Tech update – GarageBand 3 rocks.
  • MUSICAL INTERLUDE
    5 X 4 (Medley). From The Bass Gang’s latest album ‘La Contrabassata’. (clip)

    SEGMENT TWO
    Response to listener’s comments and questions.

  • Finding notes on the neck.
  • How to buy an instrument.
  • More music?
  • Audition excerpts.
  • MUSICAL INTERLUDE
    Contrabajeando 4. From The Bass Gang’s 2003 album ‘Evasioni & Fughe’. (clip)

    FEATURE SEGMENT – THE BASS GANG
    A review of the article in the Double Bassist magazine number 35.

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December 22nd, 2005

Internet Double Bass Resources and a rant about conductors!

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In this episode I take a look at some Double Bass Resources on the Internet and I also have my say about some of the things that annoy me about conductors.

The musical selections are by Frank Proto and François Rabbath – and a special podsafe musical selection for Christmas.

INTRO MUSIC
Frank Proto – Nocturne: Micaela’s Aria from ‘A Carmen Fantasy’ (original version with piano). François Rabbath (bass) and Frank Proto (piano). From the Red Mark CD 9203 album. (clip)

DOUBLE BASS RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

  • American School of Double Bass – Improving your sight-reading
  • Bowmaker Andreas Grütter – A bow on the Couch
  • David Gage – The 3 H’s from Hell

SEGUE MUSIC
Iberique Peninsulaire from Rabbath’s ‘Live Around the World’ album. From the Red Mark CD 9210 album. (clip)

CONDUCTOR RANT
Just a few things that annoy me about conductors- especially the bad ones!

OUT MUSIC
Podsafe Music for Christmas – If Every Day Were Christmas
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