Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum show

Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum

Summary: Contrabass Conversations features interviews and performances from top leaders in the world of the bass. Podcast host Jason Heath dives deep into what makes these world-class artists tick. With 1.6 million downloads and counting, Contrabass Conversations is the most popular podcast for double bassists. Join the community and experience life on the low end of the spectrum!

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 443: best of - Leon Bosch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:06

This interview inspired me to go out for a five-mile run!

 442: best of - Lloyd Goldstein | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:40

This is one of the most inspiring and uplifting conversations I've ever had on the podcast!

 441: Strings Q&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:41

Jason answers listener questions with Sabrina Brengel of D'Addario Orchestral

 440: A Look Back at 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:19

Jason takes a look back at the 140 + episodes released this year

 439: Kevin Smith on Willie Nelson and Texas slap bass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:26

Currently on tour with Willie Nelson and Family, Smith has toured with High Noon, Ronnie Dawson, Dwight Yoakam and the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Smith received a Grammy nomination for 2009's "Willie And The Wheel" and has recorded with Willie Nelson and Family, Kris Kristoferson, Dwight Yoakam, Pam Tillis, Dan Hicks, Dale Watson, Asleep At The Wheel, Heybale!, and many other Americana, Rockabilly, and Country acts.

 438: Leigh Mesh on discipline, fitness, and stories from the pit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:28

It was a pleasure to chat with Leigh Mesh for the podcast!  Leigh is the MET Orchestra Associate Principal Bass and teaches bass at Bard College.  This is a fun and wide-ranging conversation with a ton of great advice throughout.

 437: Nash Tomey on overcoming adversity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:20

In this conversation with recent Kansas City Symphony audition winner Nash Tomey, we dig into how Nash overcame a playing injury that threatened to derail his playing career.  This is an inspiring and honest conversation about something that many musicians struggle with during their careers!

 436: Anthony Manzo on chamber music | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:43

It was a pleasure to chat with Anthony Manzo about his career as a chamber music double bassist, traveling with a bass (always an adventure!), the unique qualities of Anthony's bass, and much more.

 435: Diego Zecharies on inspiration, passion, and balance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:47

I had such a great time spending a week with Diego at Andrés Martin’s bass festival this fall.  Diego is one of the most inspiring double bassists I know, and he's doing great things for the double bass both in Spain and in his home country of Uruguay.

 434: Patrick Charton on innovations in building double basses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:47

Today we feature innovate French double bass luthier Patrick Charton.  Patrick has been turning heads with models like his B21, C21, and Suit-Bass for many years, and it was great to chat with him about how he developed these unique models.

 433: Carmen Rodríguez on Panama and coming to the United States | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:25

Carmen Liseth Rodríguez began her music studies in 2008 at the Instituto Nacional de Música in Panama. In 2016, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at the Universidad de Panamá. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Marketing. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Music at Louisiana State University.

 432: Eric Revis on gut strings, funk, and influences | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:11

Grammy Award-winning bassist and longtime Branford Marsalis collaborator Eric Revis joins Jason for today's deep-dive into growing up in California, being influenced by Parliament and prog rock, gut string explorations, and much more.

 431: Karl Fenner on auditions and continuing your development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:34

Today's conversation with Atlanta Symphony bassist Karl Fenner is a deep-dive into auditioning, progress, long-term planning, and persevering through adversity.  There's a ton of advice that you can use to help with your preparation for any upcoming performance, audition, or high-stakes event!

 430: Catalin Rotaru on Bottesini's Testore double bass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:49

Catalin Rotaru has just released a new album titled The Lord of The Basses.  This album features Catalin performing on Bottesini's famous 300-year-old Testore bass.  Catalin has also released another project this fall titled Sonic Bridges Vol. 2.

 429: Susan Wulff on dance, auditioning, and progress | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:06

I had a great time chatting with Susan Wulff for the podcast! Susan is Associate Principal Bass of the San Diego Symphony and is a longtime friend of mine.  She is an active Contemporary and Hip Hop dancer and loves to build things as well. 

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