string bass

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Accompanied by a flirty pianist, string bass player and drummer, the Countess sang a couple of classic standards. Beth Spotswood, SFChronicle.com, "‘Real Housewives’ star Luann de Lesseps is a cabaret queen at the Nikko," 26 June 2018 The 18-member string orchestra with its sections of violin, viola, cello and string bass were joined by Jiayi He, a master of the harmonica. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Harmonica And Strings Make For Unforgettable Concert," 21 June 2018 During the recording session, guitarist Grady Martin’s six-string bass guitar was being run through a console with a defective transformer. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, "Glenn Snoddy, Nashville engineer who brought ‘fuzz tone’ to rock, dies at 96," 30 May 2018 The piece begins with a low tone, mostly in the string basses. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: An Orchestral Odyssey Through Chaos and Beauty," 5 Apr. 2018 Fanfare sheet music arrangements for many instrument types (including flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, string bass, bassoon, horn, trombone, tuba, sax, piano, guitar, oboe) are also available through Zenith Music International. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Recordings of 'Fanfare for Lake Country' now available," 23 Jan. 2018 The band consists of six musicians playing piano, string bass, drums, trumpet, trombone and clarinet/sax. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Women's club helps families with kids in hospital...more community news," 12 Feb. 2018 In addition to banjo and guitar, Mr. Kuykendall played mandolin, string bass and fiddle. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, "Pete Kuykendall, composer and publisher who had vast impact on bluegrass music, dies at 79," 1 Sep. 2017

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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