Double The Double Bass

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Double the Double Bass

Stefano Scodanibbio (IT)
Barre Phillips (US / FR)
Tetsu Saitoh (JA)
Mark Dresser (US)
Barry Guy (GB)
William Parker (US)
Joëlle Léandre (FR)

Double the Double Bass is a long-term double bass duo project. The format of the concerts is simple and proven: pure double bass – solos and duos in spontaneous succession. It all began in 2008, when Gramss began a duo cooperation with the legendary bass master Stefano Scodanibbio (concerts and recordings). Further cooperation with Barre Phillips, Tetsu Saitoh, Mark Dresser, Barry Guy, William Parker and Joëlle Léandre.

DOUBLE THE DOUBLE BASS tours
#8 (January 2018)
Joëlle Léandre – double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass#7 (November 2016)
William Parker – double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass

#6 (April/May 2015)
Barry Guy – double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass

#5 (October 2014, Japan)
Tetsu Saitoh – double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass

#4 (May/June 2014)
Mark Dresser- double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass#3 (2013)
Tetsu Saitoh – double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass

#2 (2013)
Barre Phillips – double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass

#1 (2008)
Stefano Scodanibbio – double bass
Sebastian Gramss – double bass

cd: RAKU

Double the Double Bass #3 (Travessia, 2013)
Tetsu Saitoh / Sebastian Gramss
selection from the live recording of the German tour

 

Badische Zeitung (06/2014)

“Stringbattle with high-speed tones and breathtaking chords: Dresser and Gramss with unheard sounds at their concert in Freiburg…”

“Two aces on the bass” – Bremer Nachrichten

“The highly energetic Barre Phillips, at the age of 78, has found an ideal dialog partner in Sebastian Gramss: both unify the same preferences for playing between experimental passages and extremely melodious singing parts…
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Wolfram Knauer – Jazz Institute Darmstadt

“Both double bassists, Sebastian Gramss and Tetsu Saitoh, in a phenomenal concert in the vaulted cellar of the Jazz Institute: purely acoustic, highly virtuosic and still unbelievably grounded!”

“Woofers” – NRZ (2008)

“Sebastian Gramss and Stefano Scodanibbio form a sound orchestra in aesthetic completion… Acting and reacting: both master bassists exploit the possibilities of their instruments with virtuosity.”