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Stand Up Bass

Joanne  Bradley

Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada

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Scott Kelby’s Second Annual Worldwide Photo Walk
Old Port, Montreal Quebec, CANADA
Saturday July 18th 2009 8:30 to 10:30 AM
It was a very wet and rainy morning.
Nikon D40, Nikkor VR 55-200mm lens
Taken inside the garden courtyard of a restaurant.
The Jazz combo was taking a break!
“Double basses are constructed from several types of wood, including maple for the back, spruce for the top, and ebony for the fingerboard. It is uncertain whether the instrument is a descendant of the viola da gamba or from the violin, but it is traditionally aligned with the violin family. While the double bass is nearly identical in construction to the other violin family instruments, it also has features which derive from the viols. Like many other string instruments, the double bass is played either with a bow (arco) or by plucking the strings (Pizz). In orchestral repertoire and tango music, both bowing and plucking styles are used. In jazz music, the bass is mostly plucked, except for some solos (and also occasional written parts in modern jazz) which are performed with the bow. In most other genres, such as blues and rockabilly, the bass is plucked.”
~Wikipedia

Softly As In A Morning Sunrise/Christian McBride

Top ten placement in the Jazzed Up Art group You Favourite Jazz Shot challenge November 2010
Featured in Music of the Spirit June 2010
Top ten placement in the Jazzed Up Art challenge for a new avatar February 2010
Top ten placement in the Now Where Did I Put That Abstract, Anyway…Music of The Spirit group, December 2009
Featured Inside Solo vol.20 (27/11/09)

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