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All about that bass with Xavier Foley

Bassist Xavier Foley.
Vanessa Briceno
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Bassist Xavier Foley.

Today we’re getting the low down on the string bass with guest Xavier Foley.

From a little jazz infusion to sacred music, the bass is a versatile instrument that keeps the rest of the ensemble - from jazz trio to orchestra - in check. It holds down the rhythmic pulse, roots our intonation, and is the foundation for so much of classical music.

This week's guest is composer Xavier Foley.

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Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Xavier Foley, bassist

For Justice and Peace
by Xavier Foley
Xavier Foley - bass, Ruben Rengal - violin

Two Meditations on Poems of Mary Oliver - II. Linen of Words
by Evan Premo
Philip Alejo - double bass, Claire Happel Ashe - harp

Concert Duo - Mvt. 1
by Edgar Meyer
James Oesi - bass, Merel Junge - violin

by Avishai Cohen
Avishai Cohen, bass

by Anders Jormin
Anna Szostak with the Camerata Silesia

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