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Contrabass Conversations double bass life

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 1.8 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.
    626: Elisa Janson Jones on vulnerability and challenges09/19/2019
    1:13:47
  2. 2.
    625: Brian Bromberg on drums, education, and recording a bass09/16/2019
    28:39
  3. 3.
    624: Jean-Philippe Viret on jazz and composition09/12/2019
    38:48
  4. 4.
    623: Valentina Ciardelli on making your own path09/09/2019
    48:53
  5. 5.
    622: Christian Dillingham09/05/2019
    21:27
  6. 6.
    621: Erica Bramham on her double bass journey09/02/2019
    1:01:30
  7. 7.
    620: Ehud Ettun on jazz explorations08/29/2019
    41:41
  8. 8.
    619: Lloyd Goldstein on making a difference08/26/2019
    32:44
  1. 9.
    618: Departure Duo on 30 hours of new music08/22/2019
    54:15
  2. 10.
    617: Amanda Rice-Johnston on freelance life08/19/2019
    44:06
  3. 11.
    616: Larry Hutchinson on a life in music08/15/2019
    37:27
  4. 12.
    615: Brett Shurtliffe on auditions and winter adventures08/12/2019
    35:25
  5. 13.
    614: Naj Qureshi of Ottava Imports08/08/2019
    13:18
  6. 14.
    613: Chris Kosky on The Thumb Transition Zone08/05/2019
    12:49
  7. 15.
    612: Hector Tirado on proprioception08/01/2019
    14:16
  8. 16.
    611: Tom Knific on creative careers07/29/2019
    33:57
  9. 17.
    610: Audrey Jo Williams on teaching07/25/2019
    8:20
  10. 18.
    609: Claus Freudenstein and UNIO07/22/2019
    7:54
  11. 19.
    608: Trevor Jones on building this business07/18/2019
    27:17
  12. 20.
    607: Sarah Hogan Kaiser on mid-career auditions07/15/2019
    41:55
  13. 21.
    606: Maggie Cox on the PAGE Project07/11/2019
    35:02
  14. 22.
    605: Joel Braun and Jeremy Kurtz-Harris on growth and development07/08/2019
    53:30
  15. 23.
    604: Jay Starkes on Lisle Atkinson and the Neo Bass Ensemble07/05/2019
    14:19
  16. 24.
    603: Desmond Bratton on meditation and purpose07/01/2019
    40:32
  17. 25.
    602: Adam Booker and Danny Ziemann on jazz education06/27/2019
    29:25
  18. 26.
    601: Aaron Olguin on solo playing06/24/2019
    13:25
  19. 27.
    600: Longevity and the Bassist06/20/2019
    1:06:31
  20. 28.
    599: Blake Hilley is in high gear06/17/2019
    55:59
  21. 29.
    598: Sélène Saint-Aime on afro-french explorations06/13/2019
    38:37
  22. 30.
    597: Stephanie Patterson on adult learners06/10/2019
    1:24:00
  23. 31.
    596: Cory Palmer on auditioning and practicing06/06/2019
    51:47
  24. 32.
    595: Sascha Jacobsen on Tango Bass06/03/2019
    53:13
  25. 33.
    594: Olivier Babaz on Jazz Bowing05/30/2019
    53:07
  26. 34.
    593: Justin Carney and the Kill The Bass Podcast05/27/2019
    1:45:25
  27. 35.
    592: Krista Kopper and The Backstage Creative Podcast05/23/2019
    1:02:15
  28. 36.
    591: Dutch Double Bass Festival05/20/2019
    22:45
  29. 37.
    590: Meet New ISB President-Elect Hans Sturm05/16/2019
    39:23
  30. 38.
    589: John Goldsby on his Building Up course05/13/2019
    27:33
  31. 39.
    588: Kiyoe Wellington on forging your own path05/09/2019
    39:21
  32. 40.
    587: Utah Symposium for Double Bass05/06/2019
    36:35
  33. 41.
    586: Phoebe Russell on her musical journey05/02/2019
    51:18
  34. 42.
    585: Charles Winters of Miami String04/29/2019
    53:32
  35. 43.
    584: Pablo Aslan on recording projects04/25/2019
    39:50
  36. 44.
    583: Don Greene on college prep04/22/2019
    32:16
  37. 45.
    582: Annette Costanzi on developing Progressive Repertoire04/18/2019
    37:33
  38. 46.
    581: Fumiko Wellington on George Wellington's life and legacy04/15/2019
    59:47
  39. 47.
    580: Career Advice panel discussion04/11/2019
    53:41
  40. 48.
    579: Pete Coco04/08/2019
    58:55
  41. 49.
    578: Bob Phillips04/04/2019
    40:05
  42. 50.
    577: George Vance in his own words04/01/2019
    1:31:15
  43. 51.
    576: Apps I Use for Teaching and Performing03/28/2019
    16:39
  44. 52.
    575: Modacity and forScore03/25/2019
    29:07
  45. 53.
    574: EDM and Teaching03/21/2019
    39:33
  46. 54.
    573: Building Better Bass Sections03/18/2019
    40:42
  47. 55.
    572: Aligning Life's Activities03/14/2019
    40:16
  48. 56.
    571: Daily Routines03/11/2019
    40:22
  49. 57.
    570: study bass in the South of France!03/07/2019
    20:33
  50. 58.
    569: Andrew Arceci on period performance03/04/2019
    1:05:42
  51. 59.
    568: Kenneth Knudson on the Language of Jazz02/28/2019
    53:08
  52. 60.
    567: Grace Lewis on the ISB02/25/2019
    6:51
  53. 61.
    567: Lindsay Lam on the ISB02/21/2019
    23:32
  54. 62.
    566: Patricia Weitzel on the ISB02/18/2019
    9:21
  55. 63.
    565: Danny Ziemann on jazz harmony02/14/2019
    44:15
  56. 64.
    564: Rex Surany02/11/2019
    1:07:04
  57. 65.
    563: Instrument Rentals with Gareth Montanarello02/07/2019
    9:41
  58. 66.
    562 - Women in bass with Megan McDevitt02/04/2019
    1:49:40
  59. 67.
    561: College Audition Prep01/31/2019
    1:09:04
  60. 68.
    560: Mock Auditions at the San Francisco Academy01/28/2019
    51:12
  61. 69.
    559: effective practice with Don Greene01/24/2019
    1:02:45
  62. 70.
    558: Brian Marcus on Feldenkrais Method01/21/2019
    48:19
  63. 71.
    557: Ralph Alcala on building basses01/17/2019
    47:24
  64. 72.
    556: Aaron Olguin on solo bass01/14/2019
    1:07:33
  65. 73.
    555: Recital Preparation01/10/2019
    27:04
  66. 74.
    554: Section Bassists01/07/2019
    10:33
  67. 75.
    553: Musicality vs Technique01/04/2019
    14:43
  68. 76.
    552: Principal Bassists01/02/2019
    18:01
  69. 77.
    551: Gary Karr new course!12/28/2018
    14:00
  70. 78.
    550: Scott Dixon on rebuilding your playing12/26/2018
    54:38
  71. 79.
    549: Bradley Lovelace on touring life12/20/2018
    1:01:18
  72. 80.
    548: iDouble Bass12/17/2018
    13:39
  73. 81.
    547: Persistence12/13/2018
    14:37
  74. 82.
    546 - Expat Adventures12/10/2018
    27:04
  75. 83.
    545: Traveling with a Bass12/06/2018
    12:24
  76. 84.
    544: Bass Humor12/03/2018
    17:09
  77. 85.
    543: Yung-Ho Fu on Bach11/29/2018
    11:48
  78. 86.
    542: Valentina Ciardelli on Frank Zappa and chamber music11/26/2018
    38:56
  79. 87.
    541: Sean Conly on being a working jazz musician11/21/2018
    48:27
  80. 88.
    540: Mike Forfia on career decisions11/19/2018
    58:43
  81. 89.
    539: Michael Thurber on endless possibilities11/15/2018
    48:18
  82. 90.
    538: Marco Panascia11/12/2018
    59:53
  83. 91.
    537: ISB - State of the Union11/08/2018
    41:59
  84. 92.
    536: South African Double Bass Course11/05/2018
    12:41
  85. 93.
    535: Lisle Atkinson and Jazz legends11/01/2018
    12:58
  86. 94.
    534: Alanna Jones on auditioning in New Zealand10/29/2018
    40:09
  87. 95.
    533: Kenny Davis on Jazz and Classical chops10/25/2018
    43:27
  88. 96.
    532: Blake Hinson on auditioning and practicing10/22/2018
    43:10
  89. 97.
    531: Ron Wasserman on 1000 Nutcrackers and career diversity10/18/2018
    1:27:53
  90. 98.
    530: Barrie Kolstein on 70 years of business10/15/2018
    51:11
  91. 99.
    529: Upton Bass10/11/2018
    58:52
  92. 100.
    528: Kieran Hanlon on Bach for the bass10/08/2018
    26:46
  93. 101.
    527: Michel Taddei on balancing many roles10/05/2018
    1:01:41
  94. 102.
    526: Kristin Zoernig on early music10/01/2018
    1:12:57
  95. 103.
    525: Geoff Chalmers and the future of technology09/27/2018
    52:34
  96. 104.
    524: George Vance and his influence09/24/2018
    37:31
  97. 105.
    [BONUS] Jason Heath on Mind Over Finger Podcast09/21/2018
    1:21:48
  98. 106.
    523: David Daly on Titanic Double Bass09/20/2018
    41:16
  99. 107.
    522: Amy Baltzell on performance anxiety09/17/2018
    41:10
  100. 108.
    521: Herbert Smith on Brazil and his path there09/13/2018
    57:25
  101. 109.
    520: Leon Bosch on getting things done09/10/2018
    40:57
  102. 110.
    519: Carbon Fiber Soundposts09/06/2018
    16:23
  103. 111.
    518: Vibrato with Vassilis Papavassiliou09/03/2018
    33:33
  104. 112.
    517: Hagai Bilitzky on Middle Eastern bass08/30/2018
    28:36
  105. 113.
    516: Jennifer Downing Olsson and her musical journey08/27/2018
    41:59
  106. 114.
    515: practice better with Modacity08/23/2018
    42:24
  107. 115.
    514: Grace Lewis is building a cool career08/20/2018
    56:30
  108. 116.
    513: Bass and Psychotherapy08/16/2018
    1:10:43
  109. 117.
    512: What I Wish I'd Known - Advice for Young Musicians08/13/2018
    56:21
  110. 118.
    511: Edwin Livingston08/09/2018
    1:02:55
  111. 119.
    510: Joel Reist of the Nashville Symphony08/06/2018
    1:04:12
  112. 120.
    509: Joe Zon, Michael Manring, & Billy Gould08/02/2018
    1:11:13
  113. 121.
    508: Ethan Jodziewicz on blazing a path07/30/2018
    1:15:01
  114. 122.
    507: gear talk with Donovan Stokes07/26/2018
    32:51
  115. 123.
    506: Megan McDevitt - Bass + Gender presentation07/23/2018
    56:03
  116. 124.
    506: Megan McDevitt on women in the bass world07/23/2018
    53:37
  117. 125.
    505: Matthew Tucker on innovations in bass luthiery07/19/2018
    1:24:45
  118. 126.
    504: Katie Thiroux and her dynamic Jazz career07/16/2018
    49:41
  119. 127.
    503: Micah Howard on life in the Pittsburgh Symphony07/12/2018
    1:06:26
  120. 128.
    502: BASS2018 Lucca final details07/09/2018
    14:26
  121. 129.
    501: How to Practice with Lauren Pierce07/09/2018
    49:12
  122. 130.
    500: Live from San Francisco!07/05/2018
    1:15:16
  123. 131.
    499: Marek Romanowski07/02/2018
    56:27
  124. 132.
    498: Steve Tramontozzi on his path through the music world06/28/2018
    1:11:34
  125. 133.
    497: The State of Young Bass Teaching06/25/2018
    17:57
  126. 134.
    496: Audition Thoughts from Colin Corner06/21/2018
    8:51
  127. 135.
    495: Victor Wooten06/20/2018
    1:01:20
  128. 136.
    494: Luthier Round Table06/18/2018
    59:07
  129. 137.
    493: Geoff Neuman balances conducting and gigging06/14/2018
    42:48
  130. 138.
    492: Joseph McFadden on being true to yourself06/11/2018
    1:19:05
  131. 139.
    491: Lois Robinson on disaster recovery06/07/2018
    1:02:56
  132. 140.
    490: Thomas Zera on orchestral bass section differences06/04/2018
    40:57
  133. 141.
    489: Eric Hansen on teaching and learning05/31/2018
    48:57
  134. 142.
    488: Matthew Golombisky on starting a record label05/28/2018
    1:11:24
  135. 143.
    487: Bernard Gallone on left handed bass playing05/24/2018
    42:24
  136. 144.
    486: James Ham on double bass innovations05/21/2018
    56:17
  137. 145.
    485: Haruki Gonai on competitions05/18/2018
    21:11
  138. 146.
    484: Sperger Competition details with Christine Hoock05/16/2018
    11:32
  139. 147.
    483: Gael McKeon on his luthier journey05/15/2018
    1:08:25
  140. 148.
    482: Charley Sabatino on the power of theory05/10/2018
    1:00:47
  141. 149.
    481: Ole Wilson on pickups05/07/2018
    28:30
  142. 150.
    480: Yoshi Horiguchi on George Vance05/03/2018
    30:19
  143. 151.
    479 : Dominic Duval Jr.04/30/2018
    56:36
  144. 152.
    478: Cielito de Jesus04/26/2018
    49:47
  145. 153.
    477: Christian McBride04/23/2018
    49:31
  146. 154.
    476: Chris West on thumb position04/19/2018
    40:48
  147. 155.
    475: The Bass Player's Guide to the Trio04/17/2018
    42:28
  148. 156.
    474: Dan Carson on auditioning and taking a leap04/16/2018
    57:09
  149. 157.
    473: Jacqueline Pickett on a well-rounded education04/12/2018
    1:02:52
  150. 158.
    472: Colin Corner Recital04/09/2018
    1:07:43
  151. 159.
    471: Choosing Strings - What's Right for You?04/06/2018
    29:07
  152. 160.
    470: Dan Chmielinski on Jazz at Juilliard04/02/2018
    56:58
  153. 161.
    469: Pascale Delache-Feldman on French traditions03/30/2018
    1:08:52
  154. 162.
    468: Melody Chia on careers, marketing, and Australia03/28/2018
    47:57
  155. 163.
    467: Chuck Israels on Bill Evans and a life in music03/22/2018
    55:55
  156. 164.
    466: Colin Corner on auditions and being principal bass03/19/2018
    52:12
  157. 165.
    465: Henry Chen on China, Taiwan, and Chicago03/15/2018
    1:00:12
  158. 166.
    464: Volkan Orhon03/12/2018
    39:23
  159. 167.
    463: The Mental Game03/08/2018
    38:36
  160. 168.
    462: Posture with Barry Green03/05/2018
    38:49
  161. 169.
    461: Erik Higgins on chamber music careers03/01/2018
    48:51
  162. 170.
    460: James Oesi on going for what you believe in02/26/2018
    53:33
  163. 171.
    459: Music School Auditions - Advice from the pros02/22/2018
    1:05:44
  164. 172.
    TCU International Double Bass Festival Preview02/20/2018
    8:00
  165. 173.
    458: Gary Karr home02/19/2018
    1:12:03
  166. 174.
    457: Thorkild Larsen of REMIC02/15/2018
    43:00
  167. 175.
    456: Left Hand Technique with Lauren Pierce02/12/2018
    47:12
  168. 176.
    455: How to Learn a Piece02/07/2018
    40:05
  169. 177.
    454: Daniel Smith on Bali, pre-med, and auditioning02/05/2018
    1:01:54
  170. 178.
    453: Injury Prevention02/01/2018
    49:22
  171. 179.
    452: Joe McNalley on imagination01/29/2018
    33:15
  172. 180.
    451: Paul Johnson on teaching01/25/2018
    45:15
  173. 181.
    450: Teymur Phell on Killer Walking Bass01/23/2018
    32:10
  174. 182.
    449: best of - Miles Mosley01/18/2018
    56:15
  175. 183.
    448: best of - Adam Ben Ezra01/15/2018
    26:10
  176. 184.
    447: How to start a podcast01/11/2018
    31:50
  177. 185.
    446: Eric Snoza on starting your own project01/08/2018
    54:48
  178. 186.
    445: The Pareto Principle01/04/2018
    42:17
  179. 187.
    444: Nathan Cole on Stand Partners for Life01/01/2018
    42:17
  180. 188.
    443: best of - Leon Bosch12/28/2017
    50:05
  181. 189.
    442: best of - Lloyd Goldstein12/25/2017
    56:39
  182. 190.
    441: Strings Q&A12/21/2017
    29:40
  183. 191.
    440: A Look Back at 201712/18/2017
    1:04:18
  184. 192.
    439: Kevin Smith on Willie Nelson and Texas slap bass12/14/2017
    42:25
  185. 193.
    438: Leigh Mesh on discipline, fitness, and stories from the pit12/11/2017
    1:16:27
  186. 194.
    437: Nash Tomey on overcoming adversity12/08/2017
    55:19
  187. 195.
    436: Anthony Manzo on chamber music12/06/2017
    36:42
  188. 196.
    435: Diego Zecharies on inspiration, passion, and balance12/04/2017
    44:46
  189. 197.
    434: Patrick Charton on innovations in building double basses12/01/2017
    35:46
  190. 198.
    433: Carmen Rodríguez on Panama and coming to the United States11/29/2017
    29:24
  191. 199.
    432: Eric Revis on gut strings, funk, and influences11/27/2017
    52:10
  192. 200.
    431: Karl Fenner on auditions and continuing your development11/24/2017
    1:11:33

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