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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 1.3 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!
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263: the intriguing Jonathan Haskell
2 days ago
Jonathan Haskell may very well be the world’s most interesting man. He’s a bassist. In a great orchestra: L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande in Switzerland. Also, he’s the president of the musician’s union. An accomplished conductor. Fluent in multiple languages. He is also the author of three murder mysteries centered around the orchestra. Here's a link to the first five chapters of On the beat, a murder mystery involving an orchestra, a sadistic, villainous, and diabolical conductor, an undercover cop in the percussion section, and a Pirastro Flexocor E string as a murder weapon! Set in Chicago and downstate Illinois, this book vividly brings back memories of my "old life" Road Warrioring it around Chicagoland. Interested in reading more? Send Jonathan an email and let him know! Subscribe to the podcast to get these interviews delivered to your mobile device! Resources we covered in this interview: On the beat by Jonathan Haskell (PDF - 5 chapter preview) L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande (website) L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande (YouTube) Jonathan Haskell on Discogs The Compleat Conductor by Gunther Schuller Twin Cities Bass Camp (from listener feedback) Thanks to our sponsor! This episode is brought to you by D’Addario Strings! Check out their Zyex strings, which are sy