Jazz Bowing Discussion with Olivier Babaz

In this video Geoff Chalmers and Olivier Babaz discuss the use of the bow by jazz double bassists. For many of us the bow never leaves the practice room, or if it does it’s only used on the last note of a ballad! Why don’t more of us improvise with the bow, do we need to study classical music as well, who are the inspiring bassists we should be checking out? These are some of the topics we delve into.

I hope you enjoyed the video. We were thrilled to welcome Olivier Babaz to Discover Double Bass and are looking forward to sharing some new lessons from him very soon. If you haven’t heard him play then check out this wonderful version of the Sonny Rollins classic, Oleo.