If you are looking for your first double bass disc or your next double bass disc, the disc entitled Super Double Bass is the one to get. Gary Karr is by far one of the world's greatest classical double bass player and has been for 20 years, and he is in superb form on this disc. His technique is flawless. His tone is full and warm. His legato is long and strong. And his ability to make his instrument sing is a match for any virtuoso on any instrument.
The double bass is the focus of four compositions by Sofia Gubaidulina, presented here in unique interpretations by Daniele Roccato, Fabrizio Ottaviucci and Massimiliano Pitocco. The compositions which were written and reviewed over a time span of over 40 years "are among the highlights in double bass literature: four gems of outstanding value every double bass player should learn to perform." (Roccato)
Ödön Rácz is a fourth generation contrabassist. Great grandfather and grandfather played in ensembles, his father in an orchestra. The son, born in Budapest in 1981, also chose the same path. He has been a member of Vienna’s State Opera orchestra since 2004 and as such, the successor to his prominent teacher Alois Posch. Rácz studied the orchestral literature with him and Posch is still today his most important role model as an orchestra musician. His idol as a solo musician is also a former Vienna Philharmonic member Ludwig Streicher, whose soloist tracks Rácz follows on this recording. For Streicher, the most prominent contrabassist of his time, the concerti from Vanhal, Dittersdorf and Bottesini were also his declared favourites.
In this recording, Roscoe Mitchell offers what amounts to a composer self-portrait in continually changing colours and textures, reflecting on his own history while looking toward the future. Two pieces including the title composition draw upon the full percussion instrumentarium of the Art Ensemble of Chicago a panorama of gongs, bells, rattles, sirens, hand drums and more. Recorded in 2015 on the occasion of the AACM’s 50th anniversary, Bells for the South Side is released half a century after the founding of the Art Ensemble - the Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, as it was originally called.
Bass Drum Secrets features three uniquely qualified instructors who will show you three of the most powerful bass drum techniques, through step-by-step detail and slow-motion video technology. You’ll then learn exactly how each of the techniques are applied in practical playing situations, with applications that include single and double pedal beats, fills, and patterns.