Chamber Music and the uBass

Magnus Sjöquist plays his uBass with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Photo: YouTube screenshot

Magnus Sjöquist plays his uBass with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Photo: YouTube screenshot

We all know the uBass is fast becoming a classic instrument. But how about an instrument that can play classical music? Check.

Leave it up to our friend Magnus Sjöquist, of PLAY UBASS fame – the coolest cat to ever play a uBass, by the way – to rock out on our favorite instrument with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Check out Magnus HERE, performing “Hilda Smiles,” a composition by jazz pianist Lars Jansson.

The concert was staged by local talent in celebration of their hometown’s 750th Anniversary this year. And as Magnus notes on his blog, the decision to play was easy:

Since our hometown Örebro,Sweden turns 750 years in 2015 we decided to do a concert with songs that is either performed or composed by someone from here. I had to (which wasn’t a sacrifice at all) chime in and play two songs on these concerts. One of the songs lend itself towards the Ubass. So I decided to play my trusty acoustic/electric on a jazz ballad.

Magnus said that while he’s played with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra before, this was the first time he played his uBass with them.

Not a bad start, I would say.

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