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Sep 14, 1959 (Age: 61)
DFW Area Texas

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  • About

    Sep 14, 1959 (Age: 61)
    DFW Area Texas
    Current Setup:
    Three 5 String Frankenbass Electrics
    Three Five String Frankenbass Uprights
    Amps By Quilter, TC Electronics, Eden, and Gallien Krueger
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, Praise, Classical
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Corporate Gigs with Jazz Combo
    Restaurant Gig
    Church Praise Team
    Church Orchestra
    Studio and Free Lance
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Basses: Tyrolean Upright, Juzek Upright, Electrics: Alembics, Hagstroms, Kramers, Hayman 40/40, Numerous Ibanez Basses, Conklin Groove Tools, Lakland Skyline, Fenders both Jazz and P-Bass, Line 6 Digital Bass, Gibson Rippers, Gibson Grabbers, Several Hofners, Fernandez Basses, the list is almost endless...to many to remember
    G.A.S. List:
    Dingwall 5 String, Italian Double Bass
    Influences and Teachers:
    David Walter, and Chuck Rainey--Two best teachers--EVER..Influences--David Walter, Chuck Rainey, Rocco Prestia, Gary Karr, Ed Simpkins, Ron Carter, Ray Brown.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Hiking, Golf, Writing
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Studies With David Walter, Henry Portnoi, Leslie Martin, Chuck Rainey
    Studied at The New England Conservatory, and Studied under Henry Portnoi my first year, Leslie (Tiny) Martin the next two years, and David Walter my last year. Henry Portnoi taught me how to use the bow efficiently. Leslie (Tiny) MArtin, taught me how to loosen up, and still be serious. David Walter taught me how to phrase, write my own editions, invent new techniques, interpret modern music, and an entire litany of things that there is simply not enough room for here on this page. Upon my return to DFW I studied with Chuck Rainey for a year, and he taught me how to carry over what I learned on the upright to the electric, and not sound stilted.

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