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Monday, 02 January 2012 22:32

I'm now in the process of relocating in the US. If you're interested in any shows and/or master classes, please just send me an email. Wishing everybody the best for 2012!

 

Monday, 11 April 2011 21:56

Practicing the song "Dawning", with the Jerzy Drozd Legend X YC.

YC: fretless 10-string semi-acoustic sub-bass guitar

My albums are available on amazon, iTunes, cdbaby... thanks!

   

Monday, 11 April 2011 20:46

Playing "Portrait Of Tracy" (Jaco Pastorius), with the '63 Fender Jazz Bass... just for pleasure.

YC: bass guitar

My albums are available on amazon, iTunes, cdbaby... thanks!

   

Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:20

Yves Carbonne, A Life
[yvescarbonne.com]

You probably can’t play Yves Carbonne’s instruments, and not because he’s stingy (not true), or a lefty (true), or French (true). He lives on the frontier of bass development, using grand-piano-registered axes like the Jerzy Drozd “12-string semi-acoustic fretless sub-bass” and the Noguera YC 8-string to bring his compositions to life. Yet Carbonne’s latest disc doesn’t overwork to validate his eclectic bass arsenal. He merely uses it to create some truly compelling music, driven by bass in registers it doesn’t usually occupy. The “bass” lives in three distinct places – high, emulating an acoustic guitar; middle, usually where the fretless melody is; and low, which can be really low on occasion. Highlights include some sweet bluesy chordal comping on “Self Made Believer” and “Fired,” a patient, gorgeous melodic solo in “A Life,” and the catchy all-bass slow jam of “Evening In New York.” Then there’s Marcus Miller’s guest turn on “New Love,” a slow, hard-swinging funk with Marcus on lead and Yves on sub-bass/chords. It’s a rewarding marriage of Miller’s laid-back grit and Carbonne’s multi-dimensional smoothness, punctuating the disc and bringing the amazing Carbonne back down to earth with the rest of us, if only for four minutes. 

Bryan Beller

   

Thursday, 15 July 2010 18:06

Practicing the song "Holy Spirit", with the Noguera YC 8.

YC: fretless 8-string semi-acoustic sub-bass guitar

My albums are available on amazon, iTunes, cdbaby... thanks!

   

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