Saturday, 20 August 2011

O Contrabaixo e um Pedido "Música Solidária" // The Double bass and a request for aid. Please help spread the word

Português & English

"Gostaria de vender o meu contrabaixo muito bom, ideal para a solo e jazz ou música clássica. Eu era o professor de contrabaixo e estou aposentado. Gostaria de vender apenas a um músico. Por favor ajude-me, sou um músico doente."
(Acima está escrito, tal como vi, no anuncio na página f-book de


- Muito obrigada por lerem.
E agora deixo-vos com algumas músicas, de ou com alguns contrabaixistas que gosto muito.


It has come to my attention that a colleague of mine needs to sell his double bass.
Unfortunately due to illness the owner who had taught the instrument for many a year has retired and wishes to sell..
- to pass it on to another musician's hands.

I know it is an excellent instrument and perfect for palying solo, jazz or "classical" music.
It is in marvellous condition and is truly a worthwhile cause.
Please spread the word and help a friend in need. If you are interested yourself, or know of anyone who would like to purchace this bass please reach him at

I thank for your support.
and in appreciation I leave you with some pieces featuring (or by) double bass players I take joy in hearing.

George Mraz
[with Richie Beirach (p), Billy Hart (dr) ]

Dave Holland
[with Anthony Braxton (woodwinds), Barry Altschul (percussions) and the wonderful Sam Rivers (woodwinds).]

Charles Mingus
[with John Handy (alto sax), Booker Ervin (tenor sax), Shafi Hadi (tenor sax), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Horace Parlan (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums)]

Scott LaFaro
[with Bill Evans (p), Paul Motian (dr)]

Buster Williams
[with Herbie Hancock (piano), Tony Williams (drums), and also Branford Marsalis (s. sax]

Eddie Gomez
[with Bill Evans (piano)]

Palle Danielsson
[with John Taylor (piano), Peter Erskine (drums)]

Carlos Barretto

Gary Peacock
[with Keith Jarrett (p), Jack DeJohnette (dr)]

Charlie Haden
[Liberation Music Orchestra]

1 comment:

  1. Just so beautiful.. and there's so much more..
    (há tanta coisa mais.. Deixo apenas mais alguns.. )

    Avashai Cohen -

    Eberhard Weber -

    Esperanza Spalding -

    Zeca Neves -

    Gavin Bryars -

    Gavin Bryars "Jesus Bood Never Failed Me Yet"
    excerpt -
    (no such thing as too much Gavin Bryars, and the whole work, all of the Blood series is astounding)