Gary Karr: Life on the G String
Gary Karr: Life on the G String chronicles the extraordinary international career of a double bass soloist. Launched by his 1962 appearance on Leonard Bernsteinís Young People's Concert series at Carnegie Hall, which was viewed on television by seven million people, Gary Karr quickly gained legendary status for his virtuosity and inimitable lyricism, his infectious sense of humor, and the pioneering spirit that led him to found what would eventually become the International Society of Bassists in 1967. Gary continues to perform and record at age seventy-five. In this account of Karr's professional and personal development, his own words punctuate the narrative and engage the reader in a lively, revealing conversation. Emotional, surprising and entertaining, Garyís story will appeal not only to his many fans and fellow-bassists, but to all musicians, music lovers, and biography enthusiasts.