Re: jazz bass in orchestra...

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Posted by pat hershey on May 20, 2000 at 02:19:06:

In Reply to: jazz bass in orchestra... posted by Tom on April 30, 2000 at 23:42:55:

: Hi, I've had a question on my mind for a while...does anyone know
: if a solo double bass has ever been used in an orchestral context?
: I know other instruments have been used in this manner, but I was
: curious if any creative jazz bassists have ever written/had commissioned
: a composition for solo jazz db and orchestra...any comments?

well there are quite a few concertos written for double bass and orchestra but all that ive heard are classical. ron carter recently did something like that but frankly i really didnt like it. if i were looking for something like what you describe i would probably check out frank proto. let me know if you find anything

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