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Carl Hillman
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    1. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Playing 5 performances of “Chicago” at Bass Hall. Yep...jazz hands!
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    2. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Playing 8 shows, a rehearsal, and sound check in 5 days. "Something Rotten" again. This time at Bass Hall.
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    3. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Doing a rehearsal, sound check, and 6 Christmas services in 24 hours at one of the local MegaChurches. Merry (arco) Christmas!
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    4. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Week 2 of White Christmas. Fortunately, I'm under the stage, so I don't get "snowed" on like the rest of the orchestra.
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    5. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit for a week of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas". Really? It's not even Thanksgiving yet.
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    6. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit at Bass Hall for a week of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'
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    7. 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"
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    8. 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!
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    9. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Playing circus music for 2 weeks at the Music Hall. Reading tuba parts... ledger lines out the wazoo!
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    10. 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...
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    11. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit (the trap room, actually) for three weeks of "Bella: An American Tall Tale".
    12. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In rehearsal for "Bella: An American Tall Tale", a new show by Kirsten Childs
    13. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit for two weeks of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
    14. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Currently going up that mountain of 40 performances of "Wicked" one act at a a time.
    15. 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.
    16. 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...
    17. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the pit for three weeks of "The Sound of Music". Yep...Nuns 'n Nazis aplenty.
    18. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Rehearsing with Summusic for a book release party/reading of Congolese poet Fiston Mwanza Mujila's new novel "Tram 83".
    19. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      Just gave my bass the Traeger endpin treatment. It sounds better! Next experiment? ...the tailpiece.
    20. Carl Hillman
      Carl Hillman
      In the orchestra pit for "Pippin" for 3 weeks. It's a serious workout for my long-dormant pick chops.
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Freelance Bassist
    Current Setup:
    1932 Hermann Beyer 3/4 double bass
    Gage Metropolitan
    Scherl & Roth brazilwood "El Cheapo" model German stick
    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
    2010 Ibanez GWB1005 made by Sugi Musical Instruments Ltd.
    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
    Dallas Summer Musicals Orchestra
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Englehardt C1
    Underwood pickup
    Gage copperhead pickup
    Fishman Acoustic Blender
    Sabine FBX Solo
    Polytone Mini Brute 1
    Acoustic Image Contra
    Peavey T-40
    Acoustic 320/408
    JBL cab model 2645B
    Influences and Teachers:
    Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, Jaco, Ralphe Armstrong, and many, many more
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Reading and composition

    Signature

    "The bass makes everything sound better" - Charlie Haden