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ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

The Rich Musical Vision of Japanese Double Bass Player Tetsu Saitoh

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Japanese double bass master Tetsu Saitoh is one of the most original players of the bull fiddle. He is a resourceful and inventive free improviser but also feels at home when is playing Argentine tango, Brazilian music, Korean shaman music, obviously jazz or collaborating with poets, painters, dancers or theatre groups. All enrich his musical world ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sebastian Gramss: Thinking of…

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The late Italian double bass master Stefano Scodanibbio, who died untimely in 2012 after a battle with the ALS disease, was a unique artist. A musician who expanded significantly the vocabulary of the double bass, exploring its almost infinite timbral range, and inventor of many extended and experimental techniques. He was also a unique composer and ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Eyal Hareuveni Best of 2013 List

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There were so many great releases in 2013 that inspired me, provoked my conceptions about music and art, disturbed my peace of mind and mainly, enriched my life. This list--presented in no particular order and enhanced with video and Soundcloud clips--represents the tip of my listening iceberg.

Kitchen Orchestra with Alexander von ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Tetsu Saitoh: Strings & The Moon

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Japanese double bass master Testsu Saitoh is relatively unknown outside Japan. Most of his discography was released by small Japanese labels, including his own, Travessia, and naturally most of his collaborations are with East Asian musicians. Though he played and recorded with Western musicians, including fellow double bass players, as on the double bass quartet tribute ...