‘Speriments With Modular Synthesis and Acoustic Instruments

Update 1/17/23: The video is still available online at the following: It is still viewable on Twitch until some time on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 at It is still viewable on Youtube (and will remain there as far as I know) at ——- Original Post——– I’ve been working for the past few months …

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Various Music Links

Ocrafolk Festival 2017 – Opening night playing before the auction with Carter Minor and Alison Weiner. “My Foolish Heart” – Video link on Google Photos A Tribute to Brother Yusuf Salim – Performed at The Station in Carrboro, NC, August 27, 2016 – also the day after my mother passed away. I’m playing bass the …

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The Leipzig Legacy: Bach and His Predecessors

Duke Vespers Ensemble concert last night. The music starts about 5 minutes in. The orchestra first plays at 12:10 where you can see a close-up of my “thrown together in a couple of hours” violone bow made with a piece of bloodwood donated by John Pringle.

The Closet Soloist (Diva Wannabe)

As a bassist I spend most of my musical life as an accompanist. It’s a special skill and one I quite enjoy – doing everything I can to make other musicians sound good. In a jazz setting I frequently get to “solo” – to improvise melodies while others accompany me – but most of the time it’s laying down the harmonic foundation and playing with the right nuance and subtlety to allow the “real” soloists (vocalists, violinists, saxophonists, etc.) to shine through. It has been said that every bassist is a closet cellist – that instrument that imitates the sound and range of the human voice more than any other. And it is true, I have….