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: Want to learn more about the double bass and the people who play it? Check out Contrabass Conversations, the newest podcast by Jason Heath. Jason provides interviews, how-tos, and commentary on life at the low end of the spectrum.

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 151: Barre Phillips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:37
 150: ISB 2011 Convention Details | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:30

150: ISB 2011 Convention Details

 CBC 150: ISB 2011 Convention details | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

It’s official! Make plans to celebrate the Summer of Bass Love at the 2011 ISB Convention, June 5-11, at San Francisco State University. Stay tuned for details and mark your calendars! We’re doing a brief podcast interview today with Barry Green, who we recently featured in an interview/performance episode on Contrabass Conversations. Barry describes the setting for the 2011 convention (which will be awesome!), and some other details that I’m sure will make you excited for this event. Enjoy!

 Music Episode: Doug Stuart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:43

Music Episode: Doug Stuart

 CBC 149: Doug Stuart and news | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

This week, we’re featuring the double bass stylings of Doug Stuart, a former University of Michigan student who is currently active in the San Francisco Bay area. We’ll be hearing “Wake Up” and “Gratitude” from The Pear and the Pepper, Doug’s latest EP. Learn more about Doug and his playing at

 148: Happy New Year from Guy Tuneh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:52

148: Happy New Year from Guy Tuneh

 CBC 148: Happy New Year from Guy Tuneh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown
 CBC 147: Barry Green interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

We’re featuring double bassist Barry Green on Contrabass Conversations this week. In addition to being an influential bassist and teacher (he served as Principal Bass for the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years, has written many method books, and currently teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area), Barry is the well-known author of The Inner Game of Music, The Mastery of Music, and Bringing Music to Life. In this interview, we chat about Barry’s early years on the bass, his time as a member of the Cincinnati Symphony as at the bass instructor at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, writing the Inner Game of Music and his subsequent books, the influence of François Rabbath, teaching younger bassists, and his many and varied musical activities in the Bay Area. We also feature Barry performing Cri of Venice by François Rabbath. He is accompanied by pianist Heather MacLaughlin. Learn more about Barry Green, the Inner Game, and his many activities at

 147: Barry Green Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:16

147: Barry Green Interview

 CBC 146: Music in the Digital Age | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

The following podcast is a recording of a panel discussion on the future of music from the 2009 International Society of Bassists Convention. It features: Phil Palombi Mark Dresser Douglas Mapp Frank Proto Jason Heath (me!) Enjoy!

 CBC 145 – David Cutler and The Savvy Musician | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

We’re chatting with David Cutler, the author of The Savvy Musician, this week on Contrabass Conversations. This new book is filled with excellent and informative about musical entrepreneurship, product development, branding, marketing, networking, and much more. I hope that you enjoy this interview and check out David’s book, and be sure to also visit his blog, which is a great supplement to the book and quite entertaining.

 145: David Cutler and The Savvy Musician | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:08

145: David Cutler and The Savvy Musician

 CBC 144: advice from James Knabe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

This week’s podcast features an interview with James Knabe, a trumpet performer and teacher who also runs a web consulting service for musicians. Learn more about what musicians can do to effectively market themselves by listening to this short interview, and check out for more information about the services James provides. Enjoy!

 144: Advice from James Knabe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:04

144: Advice from James Knabe

 CBC 143: Jeff Weisner interview | File Type: video/quicktime | Duration: 0:00:01

This week’s Contrabass Conversations episode features an interview with National Symphony bassist and Peabody Conservatory faculty member Jeff Weisner. In addition to performing and teaching, Jeff is a prolific blogger, writing about all kinds of subjects on PeabodyDoubleBass. Jeff also cross-posts many of these posts on, adding his own perspective and enhancing this site. After the interview, we feature a live recording from the 2007 International Society of Bassists Convention of Jeff performing the Ostinato from Tom Schnauber’s Alba and Ostinato. Enjoy! visit PeabodyDoubleBass visit Jeff’s Peabody faculty page Peabody Double Bass Faculty: Paul Johnson, Jeffrey Weisner (classical). Michael Formanek (jazz). Artist in Residence Hal Robinson. Follow the Peabody Double Bass Studio on Twitter About Jeff: B.M., Boston University School for the Arts; M.M. , Peabody Conservatory. Bass instruction with Lawrence Wolfe, Edwin Barker, and Hal Robinson. Member, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington DC, since 1995. Active chamber musician and solo performer, with recitals and masterclasses at venues including San Francisco Conservatory, the Colburn School for the Performing Arts, and Interlochen Arts Academy. video of Jeff playing David Anderson 4 pieces


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