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Boogie Basses

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Boogie Basses is based on Boogie Concertino, originally scored for solo double bass and string quartet, and newly arranged for solo double bass and double bass quartet by David Heyes. The original version was composed in 2012 for the examinations of the Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional of Reims. It is an interesting and accessible introduction into the world of jazz, using melodic cliches and rhythmic patterns, with a groovy feeling and a great challenge for young bassists to play their first concertino accompanied by a double bass quartet.

A passage has been left open for improvisation for the bassist with jazz skills and the opportunity to demonstrate chord changes of the blues, pentatonic scales or any devices that would fit the style of boogie. This passage also includes a 'written-out improvisation' for bassists who prefer not to improvise.

Boogie Concertino can be played with solo double bass and double bass quartet or with larger forces.

Boogie Basses was premiered at Wells Cathedral School (Somerset, UK) on 29 September 2013 by a massed bass orchestra, directed by David Heyes. The jazz soloists were Joe Prindl and Jim Rintoul.


Sebastien Beliah was born in 1979 and studied at the CNSM in Paris (Jazz/Improvisation) and double bass with Jean-Christophe Deleforge at the CRR in Auberviller-La Courneuvre. He divides a busy career between performing (classical, contemporary, jazz), teaching and composing. For 7 years he led the quartet 'Wark', which performed at many festivals across France, and currently playes with the trio 'r.mutt' and 'Ensemble Hodos'. Since 2006 Sebastien Beliah has taught double bass and improvisation at the CRR in Reims and is also an active member of the Umlaut Records crew in Paris.

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Cat No. RM667
Supplier Code RM667
Price £12.50
ComposerSebastien Beliah
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass Quintet
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level6 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-667-3
EAN-13 9790570456673
Weight 154 grams
Published 10th December 2013
Availability 6 in stock
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