08/13/2019 10:30:05 Jimmy Monack

Hello Trevor,
Longtime fan from the old San Francisco days (Bungle with Deli Creeps at Oasis... wow).
I am also a big fan of classical music (mostly Baroque) and was wondering if you could recommend some contrabass compositions I might like. Anything off the top of your head.
Thanks for the years of music. Looking forward to more.


I’m not aware of any specifically baroque bass music but here are a few 20th Century classics like Tom Johnson’s “Failing” or Jakob Druckman’s “Valentine”. And for sure anything that Bertram Turetsky has anything to do with such as compositions by Paul Chihara. Also plenty of Scandinavian bassists these days like Bjørn Ianke or Dan Styffe. There are some collections on the Simax label with lots of great pieces. I realize I’m referring you more to bassists than actual pieces, but I think that’s a good place to start. Don’t forget Francis Grillo and Stefano Scodanibbio.
In terms of earlier music I would check out Bottesini, Dittersdorf, The Hindemith Sonata, Glier.

Trevor Dunn