Hello, I am the mother of a 10-year old, new double bassist. He loves his instrument, but has just started playing (about three months total) in a small strings class in his elementary school. He is already a rather accomplished piano player, and is getting bored in strings class! He's also getting a little put out at all the "attention" the smaller strings get in orchestral music, and wants to hear some pieces where the double bass gets to shine. This little guy needs something to motivate him and to look forward to. He will begin private lessons soon with a double bassist from our local symphony orchestra, but in the mean time, I want to find some recordings of music that "showcase" the double bass...classical first, then other styles of music (most likely jazz, I assume). Anyone out there have any suggestions of composers, compositions and artists I might be able to find and where I might find them? Any suggestions will be very appreciated. We live in the Midwest, and have the usual retail outlets available to us...Barnes and Noble, Borders, Virgin music, etc.