238: Thomas Martin on Bottesini, gut strings, and the bass revolution Aug. 11, 2016

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Today’s episode features Thomas Martin. Tom has worn many hats throughout his career, working as an orchestra principal bass, soloist, champion of Bottesini’s music, luthier, teacher, and conductor. We cover a wide variety of topics, including Tom's early years, playing in the Army Orchestra, studying with Roger Scott, the process of uncovering the music of Bottesini and reconstructing how Bottesini approached the instrument, making basses, and the bass revolution that’s currently taking place. Enjoy! Links: * Tom’s website * Tom’s Bottesini recordings: * Bottesini Collection Vol. 1 * Bottesini Collection Vol. 2 * Bottesini Collection Vol. 3 * [Bottesini Collection …

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