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Apex, NC


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  • About

    Apex, NC
    Current Setup:
    Double bass -
    Czech carved flatback (Kohr K54C)
    Velvet Garbos
    Upton Rev Solo II pickup (one of a kind RS2 prototype)
    Beyer M88 TG mic
    H-clamp from ExplorAudio
    DPA 4099B mic (occasional use)
    Planet Wing pickup (as a backup)
    Electric bass -
    Lakland Bob Glaub w/ old La Bella flatwounds
    Lakland Joe Osborn 5-string w/ Lakland flatwounds
    1986 Paul Reed Smith fretless (pretty rare ax)
    Amps and Speakers -
    Acoustic Image Focus 2R (Series III)
    Euphonic Audio Wizzy M-line
    Euphonic Audio VL-208
    Ampeg PF-115LF
    Preamps & DI's -
    SansAmp Bass Driver DI (indispensable for slab :) )
    Other gear I have owned:
    Acoustic Image Contra and Contra EX extension cabinet (Series I)
    Ampeg B3158 combo amp
    AMT S25B mic
    D-TAR Solstice 2-channel mixer/preamp
    Euphonic Audio iAMP-200 C Wizzy combo
    K&K Bass Master Pro (Bass Max & Double Big Twin, stereo preamp)
    K&K Golden Trinity (Bass Max & Golden Bullet mic, stereo preamp)
    L.R. Baggs GigPro preamp
    SWR Workingman's 15
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Current main gigs include the Jim McCann Jazz Project, Handsome Al & the Lookers, and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra. Nowadays I work (for pay) about once a week on average. I have a wife, two boys ages 16 and 18, and a day job in information technology. My gigs are 75% straightahead jazz on upright. After I moved from Northern Virginia to NC in '92, I played w/ the jump blues & swing outfit Marie LeBleu and the Comitz. I managed to get my name in Billboard magazine w/ them in 2002. Woo hoo. Much later, in 2010, I played w/ the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra when they came to central NC. Notable recent highlights include backing Heart of Carolina guest artists Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, Dave Valentin, Marlene VerPlanck, Virginia Mayhew, Eve Cornelius, C├ęcile McLorin Salvant, and Houston Person. I also used to work at times with a group led by Dave Wright, and I still sometimes do gigs with Tim Smith, both formerly members of the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    From the wayback machine: 70's Ampeg SVT amp & 8x10 cab, 70's Fender Jazz, 70's Rickenbacker 4001, 80's Fender Bassman 300C BXR
    Influences and Teachers:
    Influences -

    Upright: Sam Jones, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, Mingus, John Clayton, Christian McBride

    Electric: Paul McCartney, Mel Schacher, James Jamerson, Joe Osborn, Jim Kale, Geddy Lee, Colin Moulding, Bruce Thomas

    Other: My roots are showing ... all from early Deep Purple - Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan; early Grand Funk, early Genesis, Gentle Giant

    Education -

    Studied privately on double bass, piano, classical guitar, and trombone (a.k.a. slush pump). Majored in music at Virginia Tech for three years before switching for better or worse to Computer Science.


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