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Male, 63, from Jefferson City, MO 65101
- Artie Langston was last seen:
- Aug 5, 2015
- May 29, 1952 (Age: 63)
- Home Page:
- Jefferson City, MO 65101
- Professional musician, professor of music
- Current Setup:
Tyrolean doublebass, early 19th century.
Emil Baran doublebass, 1970
Pöllmann 5 string busetto doublebass, 1962
Eminence electric upright bass
Coda French carbon fiber bass bow
E. F. Phretzner French pernambuco bass bow
L. Seitfert German pernambuco bass bow
Lakland 44-02 Deluxe electric bass
1981 G&L L1000 electric bass
Custom Levinson fretless electric bass
Custom Cort six string fretless electric bass
Zoom B3 effects
SansAmp direct box
Acoustic Image Contra bass amp
Ampeg Portaflex PF-500 head and PF-115HE cabinet
Sunn Coliseum slave bass amp
GK MB 112-ll
GK MB 1200
- Favorite Genres:
- Classical, Jazz, Motown.
- Previously Owned Gear:
1990 Alembic Spoiler electric bass
1969 Ampeg "Baby Bass"
1952 Kay doublebass
1958 Kay 5 string doublebass
1967 Fender Jazz Bass
1971 Fender Precision Bass fretless
1972 Gibson Les Paul Special Recording Bass
1977 Hohner fretless electric bass
1973 Ampeg B-15 Portaflex bass amp
1964 Ampeg B-18 Portaflex bass amp
Standel 2x15 bass amp
Polytone Mini Brute
Polytone bass pickup
Walter Woods bass amp
Fishman bass pickup
Underwood bass pickup
- Influences and Teachers:
- Ray Brown, Milt Hinton, Richard Davis, Dave Holland, Gary Karr, Charlie Haden, Ron Carter, Gary Peacock, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten, James Jamerson, Carol Kay, Duck Dunn, Joe Osborn
- Hobbies and Interests:
- SCUBA diving, flying, painting, Amateur Radio (KD0GY), RC model aircraft
- Available for Instruction?:
- Bass Guitar Instruction
- Double Bass Instruction
I've been a professional musician all my life, performing around the world in settings ranging from symphony orchestras to jazz, rock, and blues groups. I studied with a number of great artist/teachers, including Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Milt Hinton, Richard Davis, Ron Carter and Walter Booker.
- Teaching Credentials:
- Webster University, University Of Texas, Austin, Lincoln University
I'm a bassist, composer, music director and conductor, and have taught music at several universities. I also play 'cello, tuba, guitar, and chromatic harmonica.
I've appeared on national network television, including specials on CBS with The Captain And Tennille and on ABC with Perry Como and Cheryl Ladd. In 1974 I appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson with the great jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.
In the studios, I've done motion picture work, such as Brooke Shields first movie "Pretty Baby" for Universal, and numerous radio and television spots. I also done studio recording sessions for artists and producers such as Allen Toussaint, Ray Benson and Dr. John.
I've also appeared at venues such as the U.S. White House (for President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter), New York's Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, London, The Monterrey Jazz Festival, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Montreux Jazz Festival, The 1990 World Exposition in Osaka, Japan and Holland America’s Salute to Jazz Cruises, to mention but a few.
Over the years, I've worked with and been featured with such artists as: Snookum Russell, Louis Jordan, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Lee Konitz, Eddie Harris, Mel Torme, Stephan Grapelli, Carmen McRae, Joe Williams, Bob Wilbur, The Dukes of Dixieland, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Danny Barker, Buddy DeFranco, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Paul Simon, Chuck Berry, Professor Longhair, Gatemouth Brown, James Booker, Mike Bloomfield, Roy Buchanan, Dan Hicks, Lucinda Williams, Guy Forsyth, Patti Page, Perry Como, Al Martino, Steve Allen, The Ink Spots, The Four Aces, and New Orleans famed Olympia Brass Band (tuba)
I hold a Bachelor Of Music in Doublebass from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Master Of Music in Jazz Studies from Webster University, St. Louis, and am a Doctor Of Musical Arts candidate in Jazz Studies at the University of Texas, Austin where I was Instructor of Jazz Bass and Adjunct Professor of. American Music History.
I have also given Jazz and bass clinics in the US, Europe and Japan.
Currently, I am Instructor of String Music at Lincoln University.
SignatureMusic is out of balance and I want to re-focus attention on the song and the living feeling, not its recording, - Victor Wooten.