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Contrabass Conversations With Jason Heath: The Intriguing Dean Ferrell

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Double bassist Dean Ferrell is a performer that you’ve got to see to believe. Putting a label on what Dean does in simply impossible–the best I can do is to call his performances historically informed alternate tuning performance art.

Dean did an hour-long performance at the 2007 ISB Convention featuring music from Captain Tobias Hume. His performance from this year’s 2009 performance is titled “Ode to Per Questa.” Enough said–check it out (approx. 45 minutes):

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  1. Jean

    April 10, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I knew Dean in the early days. He’s a genius with the bass as well other issues. . He can play Paganini violin concertos on the bass. Please ask him to contact me as I have a question for him. It is “What did he mean the last time he signed off? It’s bad here too. The world news doesn’t do it justice. But I feel the sentiment.

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