The Double Bass: The 8th Wonder of the World

Dec 18, 2015, 04:33 PM

Dom Betts looks at how double basses are made from the raw wood to the gigantic masterpieces you see in orchestras and jazz ensembles. He speaks to Malcolm Healey, the man behind Healey Basses and Violins, about the whole creation process. He also hears from bassists such as Malcolm’s wife and bass teacher Jane Healey, and jazz performer Arnie Somogyi on why the love they instrument so very much.