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

By Jason Heath

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!

  1. 1.
    439: Kevin Smith on Willie Nelson and Texas slap bass14 December 2017
    42:25
  2. 2.
    438: Leigh Mesh on discipline, fitness, and stories from the pit11 December 2017
    1:16:27
  3. 3.
    437: Nash Tomey on overcoming adversity8 December 2017
    55:19
  4. 4.
    436: Anthony Manzo on chamber music6 December 2017
    36:42
  5. 5.
    435: Diego Zecharies on inspiration, passion, and balance4 December 2017
    44:46
  6. 6.
    434: Patrick Charton on innovations in building double basses1 December 2017
    35:46
  7. 7.
    433: Carmen Rodríguez on Panama and coming to the United States29 November 2017
    29:24
  8. 8.
    432: Eric Revis on gut strings, funk, and influences27 November 2017
    52:10
  1. 9.
    431: Karl Fenner on auditions and continuing your development24 November 2017
    1:11:33
  2. 10.
    430: Catalin Rotaru on Bottesini's Testore double bass22 November 2017
    24:48
  3. 11.
    429: Susan Wulff on dance, auditioning, and progress20 November 2017
    45:05
  4. 12.
    428: The Puzzle of Our Lives with Jack Unzicker17 November 2017
    1:44:00
  5. 13.
    427: Hans Sturm on Rose Fingered Dawn15 November 2017
    21:37
  6. 14.
    426: Mark Dresser on bi-tones, expressivity, and telematic performance13 November 2017
    58:49
  7. 15.
    425: Paul Ellison and his students10 November 2017
    1:13:13
  8. 16.
    424: Matthew McDonald (from the archives)8 November 2017
    41:04
  9. 17.
    423: Ron Carter (from the archives)6 November 2017
    25:40
  10. 18.
    422: Winning the Audition (complete)3 November 2017
    2:22:57
  11. 19.
    421: Bert Turetzky (from the archives)1 November 2017
    1:05:54
  12. 20.
    Halloween Special: The Curse of the Dittersdorf starring James VanDemark31 October 2017
    17:06
  13. 21.
    419: Andrés Martín (from the archives)30 October 2017
    1:00:12
  14. 22.
    418: Gene Perla on Elvin Jones, Broadway, and the business of music27 October 2017
    23:51
  15. 23.
    417: The English Double Bass Book26 October 2017
    9:15
  16. 24.
    416: Milton Masciadri on being a UNESCO Artist for Peace25 October 2017
    35:39
  17. 25.
    415: Alexandra Scott on Simon Rattle, German bow, and preparation23 October 2017
    33:56
  18. 26.
    414: Scott Lang wants one million new music students... each year!20 October 2017
    50:48
  19. 27.
    413: Marlene Rosenberg on jazz education and the changing gig scene18 October 2017
    28:45
  20. 28.
    [BONUS] The State of the Orchestra16 October 2017
    1:00:16
  21. 29.
    412: Orchestra Confidential with John Grillo16 October 2017
    51:54
  22. 30.
    411: Elsen Price on world music13 October 2017
    19:55
  23. 31.
    410: Charles Chandler on auditions, excerpts, and chamber music11 October 2017
    1:05:15
  24. 32.
    409: Caitlyn Kamminga on life in Trinidad and Tobago9 October 2017
    25:25
  25. 33.
    408: Milt Hinton memories with Kurt Morrow6 October 2017
    42:16
  26. 34.
    407: Patricia Weitzel on competition, being direct, and opportunity4 October 2017
    40:24
  27. 35.
    406: Chris Fitzgerald on anti-dogma, YouTube, and publish or perish2 October 2017
    24:49
  28. 36.
    405: Four Bassists That Will Change The World29 September 2017
    1:06:56
  29. 37.
    404: The Bassinova Quartet28 September 2017
    44:57
  30. 38.
    403: Kate Jones on Suzuki bass teaching27 September 2017
    57:50
  31. 39.
    402: Jack Unzicker on practicing and musicality26 September 2017
    1:15:57
  32. 40.
    401: Brian Perry on auditioning and motivation25 September 2017
    1:08:09
  33. 41.
    400: Zach Rowden on forging your own path and doing what you want22 September 2017
    39:41
  34. 42.
    399: Miles Brown on Alarm Will Sound, extended techniques, and versatility21 September 2017
    33:09
  35. 43.
    398: Max Dimoff and Ranaan Meyer on team teaching at the University of Michigan20 September 2017
    12:57
  36. 44.
    397: John Goldsby on writing books, life overseas, and innovation19 September 2017
    42:52
  37. 45.
    396: Orin O'Brien on Leonard Bernstein, Fred Zimmerman, and life in the New York Philharmonic18 September 2017
    1:54:04
  38. 46.
    395: Todd Parks on Nashville, technology, and the acoustic music scene14 September 2017
    39:54
  39. 47.
    394: New Album from Nick Villalobos and Simply Three13 September 2017
    10:45
  40. 48.
    393: Level Up Your Music Career With Jennifer Rosenfeld12 September 2017
    33:22
  41. 49.
    392: Jeff Denson on jazz education, finishing projects, and motivation11 September 2017
    1:07:41
  42. 50.
    391: Gary Peacock on Zen, self, and the muse8 September 2017
    48:32
  43. 51.
    390: Susan Cahill on technique, eye movement, and composition4 September 2017
    40:12
  44. 52.
    389: Benedict Puglisi's luthier journey31 August 2017
    34:06
  45. 53.
    388: Caroline Emery on Bow Works, pacing, and motivation28 August 2017
    55:37
  46. 54.
    387: Lucia Turino's best gig disaster stories24 August 2017
    29:24
  47. 55.
    386: Larry Grenadier on sound, technique, and fluidity21 August 2017
    1:03:57
  48. 56.
    385: Nick Mainella teaches jazz in just 10 minutes17 August 2017
    18:43
  49. 57.
    384: Dennis Tobenski talks careers, business, composing, and podcasting16 August 2017
    1:07:06
  50. 58.
    383: The Orchestral Dream is Dead with Matt Waters14 August 2017
    33:28
  51. 59.
    382: standing vs. sitting - the double bassist's dilemma10 August 2017
    41:53
  52. 60.
    381: developing bow strokes7 August 2017
    51:12
  53. 61.
    380: Jonathan Glawe on landing jobs, delegation, and the state of music education3 August 2017
    45:29
  54. 62.
    379: Dennis Whittaker on opera life, endurance, and career paths31 July 2017
    52:51
  55. 63.
    378: how wood choice affects tone with Seth Kimmel27 July 2017
    32:40
  56. 64.
    377: Alexis Cuadrado on technique, composition, and 21st-century careers24 July 2017
    48:01
  57. 65.
    376: how strings are made with Lyris Hung20 July 2017
    32:28
  58. 66.
    375: Jessica Valls on improvisation, emotion, and finding your voice18 July 2017
    37:44
  59. 67.
    374: being an adult amateur with Stuart Pearce13 July 2017
    25:58
  60. 68.
    373: Rebecca Lawrence on the state of women in the bass world and life as a music student10 July 2017
    23:47
  61. 69.
    372: finding your path with Louis Levitt7 July 2017
    38:05
  62. 70.
    371: when life throws you curveballs with Jennifer Bradbury6 July 2017
    25:14
  63. 71.
    370: Gahlord Dewald on modular synthesis4 July 2017
    20:41
  64. 72.
    369: Kieran Hanlon on teaching the fundamentals3 July 2017
    32:48
  65. 73.
    368: John Davis on communication and business skills30 June 2017
    1:08:50
  66. 74.
    367: Jon Liebman on 500+ bass player interviews29 June 2017
    34:06
  67. 75.
    366: Rick Jones of Acoustic Image28 June 2017
    13:41
  68. 76.
    365: Curtis Burris on delightful stories from the orchestra trenches27 June 2017
    1:04:33
  69. 77.
    364: Gaelen McCormick on Young Bassists and Mastering the Bow26 June 2017
    14:10
  70. 78.
    363: David Neubert on teaching and ISB history23 June 2017
    1:11:03
  71. 79.
    362: David Gage talks shop22 June 2017
    19:54
  72. 80.
    361: Bass Europe 2018 Lucca Preview21 June 2017
    47:06
  73. 81.
    360: The Making of the ISB20 June 2017
    1:49:36
  74. 82.
    359: Gary Karr on his remarkable journey19 June 2017
    1:04:27
  75. 83.
    358: Orchestra and Opera Excerpts16 June 2017
    2:53:19
  76. 84.
    357: Top 10 Gig Dos and Don'ts14 June 2017
    15:03
  77. 85.
    356: James VanDemark on boxing, projection, and 40 years of teaching at Eastman12 June 2017
    55:01
  78. 86.
    355: Tom Mendel on Hamilton, pedal boards, and finding joy in playing8 June 2017
    44:28
  79. 87.
    354: Derek Jones on Cirque du Soleil, gear, and being fearless5 June 2017
    1:19:29
  80. 88.
    353: the ISB Convention app31 May 2017
    5:50
  81. 89.
    352: Fingerboard Geometry with Joey Naeger30 May 2017
    21:06
  82. 90.
    351: Ramp-Up to ISB 201729 May 2017
    18:34
  83. 91.
    350: Heather Miller Lardin's early and modern music explorations26 May 2017
    40:09
  84. 92.
    349: Audition Tactics for Success18 May 2017
    23:19
  85. 93.
    348: Andrew Pedersen - Houston Symphony audition winner18 May 2017
    22:17
  86. 94.
    347: Tim Dilenschneider - Baltimore Symphony audition winner16 May 2017
    34:42
  87. 95.
    346: Jon McCullough-Benner - Milwaukee Symphony principal bass15 May 2017
    43:54
  88. 96.
    345: jazz legends on the business of music12 May 2017
    22:43
  89. 97.
    344: what David Arend does to stand out from the crowd11 May 2017
    27:39
  90. 98.
    343: why Matt Ulery started his own record label10 May 2017
    27:03
  91. 99.
    342: where Normand Guilbeault's creativity has led him9 May 2017
    43:41
  92. 100.
    341: how Bob Nieske teaches the bass8 May 2017
    34:27

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