The latest issue of Bass World is available now.


  • Mini Basses in Mexico – You never know who you’ll meet at ISB and where it can lead you. Claus Freudenstein talks about his visit to Tijuana.
  • The Right Word(s) at the Right Time – Lawrence Hurst shares 28 anecdotes for successful teaching and learning.
  • Old Becomes New: Richard Strauss, Sonata Op. 6 for Violoncello and Piano – by Michael Klinghoffer (Transcription for double bass)
  • Carlos Surinach’s Double Concerto for Flute, Bass, and Chamber Choir – Debuted by Lucas Drew and the University of Miami Symphony Orchestra, this is a piece worth considering for your repertoire.
  • Make a Splash with Pulcinella – Robert J. Oppelt explores Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite.

In addition to our features, we also have our regular columns:

  • Different Strokes – Paul Kowert presents Väsen’s Flippen for Double Bass
  • Milestones – Rufus Reid, Terry Plumeri, Terri Neubert
  • Letters to Bass World – Noontime Bass Ensembles
  • Luthier’s Corner – An American Luthier’s Journey: Seth Kimmel, from Bauhaus to Doghouse
  • Centerfold – The “LaFaro Prescott” Restoration: Find out more about Scott LaFaro’s bass.
  • In The Zone – Daniel Tosky (Section Bass, Atlanta Symphony)
  • Rumblings – Mind the Gap: John Feeney Puts the Basso in Classical Music
  • Roll Call – Utah Symphony Orchestra Bass Section
  • The Latest Score – Music reviews: Josephine’s Jam (Teppo Hauta-aho), A Night in Compostela (Simón García), Sonate, BWV 1013 for solo double bass (arr Richard Dubugnon)
  • Sounding Board – CD Reviews: Rick Stotijn, Haas Kowert Tice, Dan Styffe, Rob Nairn, Esperanza Spalding, Marcos Machado, Juan Pablo Navarro, Szymon Marciniak
  • Product Review – Dennis McNutt’s Bass Cradle

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