Insights: New Music for Double Bass
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New works for double bass by American composers.

With this recording, double bassist Anthony Stoops embarks on an unlikely project — that of enlarging the repertoire for solo double bass music in order to legitimatize the double bass as an important solo instrument. Performing five new works by American composers, some of them commissioned by him, Stoops is a strong advocate for his project. An international acclaimed soloist, pedagogue, orchestral and chamber musician, Stoops is Associate Professor of Double Bass at the University of Oklahoma and Co-principal Bass of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. A graduate of Northwestern University, the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan, Stoops performs on a custom double bass made for him by American luthier Aaron Reiley.
Contents:
David Maki, composer
Out of the Woods
Anthony Stoops, double bass; David Maki, piano

Marvin Lamb, composer
Mingus Among Us
Anthony Stoops, double bass; Ching-chu Hu, piano

Ching-chu Hu, composer
Beyond
Anthony Stoops, double bass; Ching-chu Hu, piano

John Allemeier, composer
Hmm
Anthony Stoops, double bass; Ching-chu Hu, piano

David Maki, composer
Go Get It!
Anthony Stoops, double bass; Ching-chu Hu, piano

Ching-chu Hu, composer
Insights
Anthony Stoops, double bass; Ching-chu Hu, piano

Review:
“For Stoops has, to my ear, the most richly beautiful bass tone since the late jazz master Charles Mingus… His notes stem effortlessly from top to bottom of his range, the highest notes having the beautiful sound of a cello. I have not heard its like in 40 years. …The sum total is a disc that, on the face of it, could have been either painful or a bore to listen to, but ended up being a delight.” (Fanfare)
 
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