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Carl Hillman
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Carl Hillman

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Finishing up 2 weeks in the pit of "Something Rotten" at the Winspear Opera House. Musical comedy...think "Spamalot" meets "The Producers" Jun 25, 2017 at 1:26 AM

    1. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Finishing up 2 weeks in the pit of "Something Rotten" at the Winspear Opera House. Musical comedy...think "Spamalot" meets "The Producers"
    2. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Recording an album w/ trumpeter Mike Steinel this week Great lineup: Pat Coil pno, Steve Barnes drms, Rosana Eckert voc. Can't wait!
    3. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Playing circus music for 2 weeks at the Music Hall. Reading tuba parts... ledger lines out the wazoo!
      1. DiabolusInMusic likes this.
    4. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the studio with The Arrival. RAWK! Tuning the B string on my Stingray 5 down to an A and playing with a pick. Heavy, man, heavy...
      1. DiabolusInMusic likes this.
    5. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit (the trap room, actually) for three weeks of "Bella: An American Tall Tale".
    6. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In rehearsal for "Bella: An American Tall Tale", a new show by Kirsten Childs
    7. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit for two weeks of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
    8. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Currently going up that mountain of 40 performances of "Wicked" one act at a a time.
    9. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Rehearsing for an awards show. We've got 52 separate cues to play, all within 3 hours, including speeches. I'm taking the over on that.
    10. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit for two weeks of "The Bridges of Madison County". No synths...real strings and real grand piano. Nice...
    11. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit for three weeks of "The Sound of Music". Yep...Nuns 'n Nazis aplenty.
    12. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Rehearsing with Summusic for a book release party/reading of Congolese poet Fiston Mwanza Mujila's new novel "Tram 83".
    13. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Just gave my bass the Traeger endpin treatment. It sounds better! Next experiment? ...the tailpiece.
    14. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the orchestra pit for "Pippin" for 3 weeks. It's a serious workout for my long-dormant pick chops.
    15. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Michael Waldrop Big Band CD recorded last year has been finally released.
    16. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Finally got a gig for New Years Eve. ...with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. (yay)
    17. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Working through Renaissance counterpoint exercises...just for the Lulz.
    18. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Just finished a session for an album of original big band music by Michael Waldrop and Jack Cooper.
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    19. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit for "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Rehearsing for The Michael Waldrop Big Band album.
    20. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In rehearsal for pit duty.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Freelance Bassist
    Current Setup:
    1932 Hermann Beyer 3/4 double bass
    Realist LifeLine pickup
    Fishman Platinum Pro EQ
    Acoustic Image Coda S4plus
    Acoustic Image Contra converted into an extension cab
    1978 MusicMan StingRay
    1979 fretless MusicMan Sabre
    2005 MusicMan StingRay 5 H w/Nordstrand pup and John East pre
    Ibanez GWB1005
    Mesa Walkabout Scout 1X12
    SWR Basic Black 1X15
    SWR Triad I cabinet
    Roland V-Bass
    dbx 160A
    BSS Audio AR-133 Active DI
    Loop-Master A/B/C box
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, Fusion, Classical, Funk, Rock, Whatever's Good
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    The N'awlins Gumbo Kings
    Summusic
    Dallas Summer Musicals Orchestra
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Peavey T-40
    Acoustic 320/408
    Acoustic Image Contra
    Influences and Teachers:
    Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, Jaco, Ralphe Armstrong, and many, many more
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Reading and composition

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    "The bass makes everything sound better" - Charlie Haden