For Doublebass players
Marcos Drpic | Punta Arenas, XII Región, Chile | 04/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nice arrangements, wonderful sound, a wide variety of songs but I wanted to listen more to Gary Karr. The interpretation of Moses Fantasy is better that the one played with the RSO Berlin Orchestra. If you are a DoubleBass player, this is a must. If you aren't, you'll hear what a doublebass can do and how sensitive it could be. I couldn't stop laughing when I heard for the first time the "sarcastic" version of Wannabe. This album is like a Raritie. If your're really looking for a serius album to know better the doublebass, this is not the first one that I'll chose. But it's really fun!"
London Double Bass Sound
Brian | Ohio, United States | 04/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is certainly an interesting concept, however musically speaking it doesn't quite hit the mark that it intended. Fans of Gary Karr should certainly consider buying this CD because his performances are inspiring and the ensemble does a nice job of accompanying, however the selection of repetoire does not always help the bassists' fight for serious recognition. "The Elephant" sounds grotesque enough with only one bass playing it, but here there are four basses on the solo line. The jazz tunes are nice, but lack a certain excitement and the inclusion of the Spice Girls' "Wannabe", as humorous as it may have intended to be, may set the double bass back a few steps in the eyes of the general, non bass playing public."
W. Knight | Lampasas, Texas USA | 09/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Always knowing that the double bass is the foundation in an orchestra, it has been interesting to see that they can hold their own in classical and modern genres. I first heard the "London Double Bass Sound" on KMFA, Austin, TX, while driving to work and I was so intrigued that I tried to look for more on iTunes with no luck so I turned to Amazon and found the cd. So I bought this cd out of curiosity and I'm glad I did even though there are a few selections that should have not been attempted like "Wannabe"-Spice Girls. Some of the pieces will be good on the iPod but for me, this cd is difficult to listen through non-stop, it loses something."