You'll need to get the haircut first!It's a Benedikt Epplesheim contrabass and I want one.
Thanks for sharing that, @rhysonsax but I found myself wishing it was on the baritone. To my ears, Leo P's video made better use of the distinctive qualities of the instrument. I'm not going to rush out and buy one (or two --- always good to have a spare ) but it made me think perhaps the contrabass has a legitimate use after all.Maybe something more conventional ?
I saw a clip of Mr P warming up before a concert once. From memory he was playing some very conventional stuff on bari and sounding extremely competent. Nothing like his stage act, more like someone who has mastered all the standard musical experiences, got them under his fingers and using them for a rigorous workout.A Bari has to be played well for me to enjoy that too, must be my ears !