Monday, January 9, 2012

Danger Cube - Narwals Tusk from John Cotton on Vimeo.



Check out my friends.

Andrew LaPrise - kbds
Joshua Howard - bass
Bowman Townsend - drums

Wednesday, December 21, 2011



I think double bass music videos are the next big thing.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Craig Butterfield

Here are some videos showing Prof. Butterfield's prowess with the bow (in a jazz context).





Monday, November 28, 2011

Dennis Irwin (1951-2008)

Today would be Dennis Irwin's birthday. Celebrate by watching him in action! Not only was he great player, but a great person too. The people I've spoken with that knew him were almost reverent in their descriptions of him.







Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Major Holley (1924-1990)

Major Holley died on today's date back in 1990.



I personally LOVE this record. I can see how some may only be up for small doses of Holley's gravelly scat, but I dig the heck out of it. The duo record with Slam in the previous video was my first exposure to his playing and I still love this record (Slam sounds amazing too).

Monday, October 24, 2011

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf



Rinat playing the bass concerto.

Dittersdorf died today in 1799. A badass with a badass name.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Artem Chirkov

I just found these great videos from a recital that Artem Chirkov, recent winner of the Bradetich competition, did at UNT. Enjoy.






And the last one is here. For some reason, embedding has been disabled on this one.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dave Holland Transcriptions



Click here for some great transcriptions, courtesy of the Jazz Double Bass blog.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers



Featuring the Marsalis bros. as well as Donald Brown.