Chris Minh Doky
In a world obsessed with bottom lines, Chris Minh Doky has created bottom lines that have perked the ears of jazz fans around the world. For more than two decades he has been recognized as an original master of the bass, both upright and electric. Technical brilliance delivered with personal passion prompted DownBeat magazine to write: " ... there is a softness and crisp clarity that is very different from the sound others derive from the acoustic instrument." Though written several years ago, those words remain valid today, as you will hear on Doky's most recent album New Nordic Jazz.
Doky's rare ability to perform with ample portions of creativity and dynamism--either as a solo artist or sideman--consistently place him in the top-5 lists of reader polls around the world. Carrying on the Danish tradition of spotlighting the bass as the lead instrument, his distinctive styling of each note reflects his roots in American East Coast grooves seasoned with the lyrical traditions of Scandinavia.
When Doky was 16, his epiphany came after listening to Miles Davis' My Funny Valentine. He switched over to his signature instrument, the bass, and was soon courted to play in Copenhagen jazz clubs he wasn't even old enough to get in to. Yearning to be closer to the root of the music he loved, Doky headed to New York shortly after his 18th birthday. He quickly landed studio and club gigs with other up-and-coming musicians around Manhattan.
His bass earned him a reputation as an excellent sideman and an innovative soloists in the Big Apple. The big break came when Mike Stern invited Doky to join his band in 1991. The word spread from New York to the greater world of jazz and soon Doky found himself playing with great musicians he'd listened to in the early years: Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mike Stern, Michele Camilo, Trilok Gurtu, Bireli Lagrene, Brecker Brothers, John Scofield, Kenny Garret, Randy Brecker, and more.
Made in Japan, this is the ultimate BB, featuring an Alder/Maple/Alder construction treated with Yamaha’s unique IRA technology, a six-bolt miter neck joint, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge.Andere Farben
Die Silent-Bass-Serie von Yamaha bietet Bassisten die Wahl zwischen zwei Modellen, die jeweils über Korpus- und Abnahmesysteme verfügen, die aus jedem Instrument den besten Klang herausholen. Der SLB200 ist ein leistungsorientierter Bass mit einem leichten und kompakten Korpus, mit dem der Transport zum und vom Auftritt ein Kinderspiel ist. Das Design des hohlen Korpus und das spezielle, innen angebrachte Abnahmesystem liefern solide, ausdrucksvolle und realistische Pizzicatos, die sich nahtlos in jede Jazz oder Pop-Umgebung einfügen. Mit der eingebauten Elektronik lässt sich das Instrument leicht mit anderen Instrumenten zusammenschalten und -spielen, und der abnehmbare Rahmen verleiht ihm einen Charakter und ein Spielgefühl, die denen eines akustischen Basses sehr nahe kommen.
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Danish musician and composer Andreas Bennetzen is known for both his abilities as an outstanding double bass player and also for his innovative ’cross-over’ music under his alias ’Andy Benz’. Having worked with a number of top musicians, Andreas Bennetzen has established his own sound and collaborated with a wide range of artists.
Bron was born in 1947 in Ural'sk in the former Soviet Union．He was a pupil of Igor Oistrakh at Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. While teaching at that conservatory and at music schools throughout Europe, he has educated such world-class, up-and-coming violin artists as Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Daishin Kashimoto, Tamaki Kawakubo, Sayaka Shoji and Mayuko Kamio.