40: Donovan Stokes Interview Sept. 23, 2007

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Donovan Stokes’ fluency in a wide range of musical styles has compelled critics to hail him as “to the string bass as Basquiat was to canvas.? Whether arco, pizzicato or “slap? style, Stokes has the “ability to perform circus type bass maneuvers with effortless efficiency.? From concert hall to club stage, Bach to Rockabilly, few musicians are as comfortable, and proficient, in so many musical genres. His 2006 CD of unamplified solo bass works, Gadaha, has garnered international praise and solidified his place in the new generation of double bass soloists. An active composer, Dr. Donovan Stokes is a specialist …

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