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Gig Alert: Stanley Clarke

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bass legend plays a residency at The Blue Note all week.

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Check Ahead: Chris Thile And Edgar Meyer, 'Bass & Mandolin'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The bass-mandolin superduo teams up again on ten new originals that showcase their warm sound and virtuosic abilities on both instruments. 
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New Sounds

New Music from Bass Players

Friday, August 29, 2014

Listen to music by bass players for orchestral double bass, electric bass guitar, and Michael Manring's hyperbass for this New Sounds.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Low End Theory

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, Marika Hughes takes a closer listen to the instruments on the low end of the register, the ones that lay down the foundation but don’t always get featured in the spotlight.

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The New Yorker: Poetry

Philip Levine reads Ellen Bass and his own work.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Philip Levine reads Ellen Bass and his own work

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How Low Can You Go?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

We'll explore the deep tones of bands like Gato Loco whose lead instruments are the bass clarinet and the tuba on this New Sounds program.  There's even more from the tuba with music by Tom Heasley and some bass clarinet work by Marty Ehrlich.  We'll also hear the jazzy extensions of the bass saxophone in the works of the Maikotron Unit.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Rick Bass reads Thomas McGuane

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Rick Bass reads "Ice," by Thomas McGuane.

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New Music from Bass Players (Special Podcast)

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Listen to some music by bass players on this New Sounds.

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'Mingus Speaks' For Himself In New Book

Friday, May 31, 2013

"There's never been a better interview subject, in my opinion," says writer John F. Goodman about Charles Mingus, the man at the center of his new book, "Mingus Speaks."

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New Music from Bass Players

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Listen to some music by bass players on this New Sounds.  Hear the orchestral double bass, as represented by German bass player Eberhard Weber, along with the electric bass guitar, represented by the Swedish bass guitarist Jonas Hellborg.  There's also music by California bass player Michael Manring, whose signature instrument, the hyperbass, he helped to develop and is designed for limitless altered tunings.  Plus, music from bassist/composer and jazzer/rocker Ben Allison (also composer of NPR’s On the Media theme) - his tune "Slap Happy" from the record "Peace Pipe," and more.

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Check Ahead: Meshell Ndegeocello, "Pour Une Âme Souveraine"

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Listen to an exclusive full-album stream of the upcoming album from the Grammy-nominated bassist and vocalist through October 9, 2012.

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How Low Can You Go?

Thursday, September 06, 2012

We'll explore the deep tones of bands like Gato Loco whose lead instruments are the bass clarinet and the tuba on this New Sounds program.  There's even more from the tuba with music by Tom Heasley and some bass clarinet work by Marty Ehrlich.  We'll also hear the jazzy extensions of the bass saxophone in the works of the Maikotron Unit.

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Big Bottoms (Encore)

Thursday, August 09, 2012

On this New Sounds, there's new music for bass, both electric and upright, bowed, plucked, or slapped, some bottom-heavy and grounding, some emotive and noodley - like the moody suite for electric bass by Jeffrey Roden, called "Seeds of Happiness." There's also music about salt. Yes, salt and salt marshes.

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Linda Oh: On Mingus, Remixes, and '90s Rock

Monday, July 09, 2012

DownBeat Magazine "Rising Star" bassist Linda Oh joins us to talk about transitioning from playing Tool and Metallica covers to her own jazz compositions - and she divulges some of her bass idols, including one "Mr. M." Plus, she and her quartet play some of her latest album, "Initial Here," live in our studio.

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The Junior J.B.'s: In Studio

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Guest host Christian McBride steps out from behind the microphone and picks up his bass to perform James Brown songs with guitarists Eric Krasno and Rodney Jones, vocalist Nigel Hall and other special guests.

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How Low Can You Go?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We'll explore the deep tones of bands like Gato Loco whose lead instruments are the bass clarinet and the tuba on this New Sounds program.  There's even more from the tuba with music by Tom Heasley and some bass clarinet work by Marty Erlich.  We'll also hear the jazzy extensions of the bass saxophone in the works of the Maikotron Unit. 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

John Colapinto on the music of Esperanza Spalding

Monday, March 08, 2010

John Colapinto on the music of Esperanza Spalding.

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Studio 360

Me'Shell Ndegeocello

Friday, December 28, 2007

A singer, songwriter, bass virtuoso, and bandleader, Meshell Ndegeocello is unique in contemporary pop. Her 2005 album Dance of the Infidel features jazz heavyweights like Don Byron and Cassandra Wilson. Ngedeocello doesn’t care for interviews, but after years of trying, Ave Carrillo ...

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Meshell Ndegeocello

Friday, September 21, 2007

Singer, songwriter, bass virtuoso, and bandleader Meshell Ndegeocello visited the studio in 2005, after Dance of the Infidel came out. Ave Carrillo couldn’t wait to interview her. But Meshell hates being interviewed, and Ave found out why.

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Charlie Haden

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden talks about 20 years of his groundbreaking group, Quartet West.
» Charlie Haden on Verve

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