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Hear The Moab's Red Rock Country Shape A Hartford Bassist's Unique Sounds

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Double bassist Robert Black recorded his new album outdoors, in the landscape around Moab, Utah.

Most classical musicians head to a recording studio or a concert hall to make an album. But after double bassist Robert Black stumbled across some amazing acoustic spaces in Moab's red rock country during a visit to perform at the Moab Music Festival, he had a different idea.

Black, a Hartford resident, specializes in modern classical music as a member of the Bang On A Can All-Stars.

He lugged his massive instrument into the canyons, brought along a recording engineer, and improvised an entire album of music (and an accompanying film) over three days. He called the record “Possessed.”

Listen to some of the tracks off the album at Colorado Public Radio.

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