Yves Carbonne





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Bassist/composer/arranger Yves Carbonne was born in Auch, France, and since his childhood has lived in the Bordeaux region. Though his parents were not musicians, he took piano lessons when he was 7, and soon the young Carbonne discovered a special affinity with low sounds. While his older brother practiced guitar, he urged the younger Carbonne to play with him, and eventually at age 13 Yves started playing the electric bass. Two years later began to study playing acoustic upright bass. While Yves started out largely self-taught on these instruments, he later took some lessons with Alain Caron and Dominique Di Piazza, and by age 17 Carbonne was focusing on a career as a professional musician, who soon found himself performing in jazz and rock ensembles around Bordeaux with frequent visits to Paris. Carbonne’s early influences grew out of his fascination with international jazz greats, particularly Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, John Coltrane, and Jaco Pastorius. Like Pastorius, Carbonne came to focus on pioneering new tonalities and sonic qualities through his instrument.

In his pursuit of the instrument’s sonic development, Carbonne later became the first musician to perform on 10 and 12 stringed fretless “sub-bass” instruments. At the 2007 winter NAMM convention, visited by leading bassists from all the world’s corners, notably Carbonne was the only of many professional bassists actively performing and recording with these amazing “orchestral bass monsters.” Yves has formed a lasting association with one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative luthiers of bass instruments, the founder of the Bass Art Company, Jerzy Drozd. Drozd, based in Barcelona Spain is well known among bass enthusiasts for the models Carbonne plays, the Legend X and Legend XII; and the 12 string instrument features new low B string tuned at an earth-moving 15.4 Hertz! One might infer from the sounds heard on Seven Waves, the instrument when in played in France sounds as if it has the potential to register on Richter scales in the Americas.

What tuner can get down to 15.4 hertz? You guessed it...





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Yves Carbonne ~ 2 (first track from the album « Beyond The Waves »)
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