AEA Sessions: Dave Robaire – Gardenia

Dave Robaire’s spacious double bass composition

In this AEA Session, bassist Dave Robaire gives an intricate performance of his original composition, ‘Gardenia’ against a warm, golden backdrop. To best capture Robaire’s playing, an R84 is placed near the double bass while a stereo array of N8s picks up the natural tone of the room from behind the camera.

Watch Dave Robaire perform “Gardenia”
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Behind the Scenes

  • AEA R84 - Double Bass
  • AEA N8s - Room
  • RME Fireface UFX
  • Nuendo 4 @ 96k/24bit
About The Artist

A native of Los Angeles, Dave Robiare has become one of the most in-demand bassists in today’s jazz world. Robaire’s career began when he first moved to New York City in 2004 to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. After five years in New York, Dave moved back to California to attend the master’s program at California Institute of the Arts. Upon graduation, Robaire was accepted into the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA where he studied and performed with such luminaries as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Billy Childs, and Benny Golson among many others.

Dave performs mostly as a sideman or as a co-leader in the collectively formed group Holophonor, made up of the seven alum of the 2012-2014 Thelonious Monk Institute program. Holophonor self-released their debut CD in June 2014 and is currently working on their second CD with jazz legend, Wayne Shorter as the producer (to be released in 2016). Besides his own projects, Robaire has worked alongside a diverse collection of artists that includes Wynton Marsalis, Helen Sung, Gilad Hekselman, Greg Osby, Jane Monheit, Jacky Terrasson, Edward Simon, John Ellis, and Dave Liebman.

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