Joel Quarrington: J.S. Bach Preludio from Violin Partita no3 BWV 1006
Master bassist Joel Quarrington has been spending his extra time this year to nail down a piece he’s been studying for a long time. Luckily, he had the finished product recorded.
“I used my time in the lockdown to finally really try to learn this Bach Preludio which I have actually worked on for years,” he shares. “Huge thanks to the Parish of St-Stephen’s in Chelsea, Quebec and Travis and Carole.”
The piece was actually written for violin and requires some serious agility on the bass.
Joel Quarrington: J.S. Bach Sixth Suite BWV 1012… this video should be included in any serious bass players top five “must listen to” catalog. “Beautiful, masterful, emotional” are the least-apt words that I’m able to communicate about this performance… I’ll add truly amazing to close.
Thanks for the goosebumps. And I thought Hillary Hahn was cool.
So sick man! I’ve been trying to learn this on electric since I saw Bela Fleck do it, and I still can’t get it up to speed. Sounds amazing!