Bertram Turetzky has been a key figure in the renaissance of the contrabass. Since 1955 more than 300 new works have been written for, performed by and recorded by him, making him the most frequently-recorded contrabass soloist in America. His concert career includes a multitude of role performances at concerts and festivals throughout the world. He is the author of The Contemporary Contrabass, a monograph outlining the new techniques of the instrument. He is currently a professor of music at the University of California, San Diego.
About Neruda he writes: "Since the first reading of this poem I have been a Neruda aficionado. I hope that this setting supports the power of David Henderson's tribute to the great Chilean poet." About Four for Ray: "This little piece is conceived as a portrait of the greatest "walkin" bassist in the universe - the one and the only Ray Brown of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A."come the benchmark to judge all future recordings blending the world of classical music and jazz."To Family Album Catalog Information
Back to Family Album Feature Presentation