Author: Jason Heath

The Making of the ISB

A panel discussion with 50 years of ISB leadership

The Making of the International Society of Bassists

This is a panel discussion with the following International Society of Bassists leadership figures: Barre Phillips (via video) Lawrence Hurst (via video) Lucas Drew (thoughts read by David Neubert) David Neubert Gary Karr Tom Knific Barry Green Jeff Bradetich Paul Ellison Madeleine Crouch David Murray Douglas Mapp Kristin Korb This was originally published on Contrabass Conversations. Here are a few of the key historical highlights for this organization: 1967 – Gary Karr founds the International Institute for String Bass (IISB) 1974 – organization is relaunched by Barry Green and Lucas Drew as the International Society of Bassists (ISB) 1982 – Jeff Bradetich is appointed executive director 1984 – ISB Convention at Northwestern University 1986 – ISB Convention at University of Texas at Austin 1988 – ISB Convention at UCLA 1990 – ISB Convention at New York University 1993 – ISB Convention at Interlochen Arts Academy 1995 – ISB Convention at Indiana University 1997 – ISB Convention at Rice University 1999 – ISB Convention at University of Iowa 2000 – launched 2001 – ISB Convention at Butler University 2003 – ISB Convention at University of Virginia 2005 – ISB Convention at Western Michigan University 2007 – ISB Convention at Oklahoma City University 2008 – ISB Store and ISB Editions launched 2009 – ISB Convention at Penn State 2011 – ISB Convention at San Francisco State University 2013 – ISB Convention at Eastman School of Music 2015 – ISB Convention...

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Esperanza Spalding’s 77 hour Facebook Live session

Esperanza Spalding is in the midst of a 77 hour marathon recording session for her new album Exposure. Additionally, she is streaming the entire session live on Facebook! This is a first for any major recording artist and is a fascinating glimpse into the creative process.  Follow along with this cool new endeavor on her Facebook page, and a hearty congratulations to her for this cool new...

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