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Bassist/Singer Kirstin Korb – Interview



Kristin Korb finds her life moving in double time these days. The gifted jazz singer and bass player, who married in 2011 and moved to Denmark, is President-elect of the International Society of Bassists, and is frantically coordinating their annual conference next month.  Plus, Korb has just released a new album, What’s Your Story?—her sixth since her auspicious debut in 1996 with the Ray Brown Trio. A West Coast tour brings her, and her new material, to SOhO next Monday.

Your first album since your move to Denmark teams you with some powerful company: former Ray Brown Trio drummer Jeff Hamilton and USC faculty guitar wizard Bruce Forman.

The whole reason that I wanted to record with them is because they’ve been mentors of mine.  I’ve known Jeff for the last 20 years, and Bruce for about the last 10 years. I think as we change in our lives, and as we make some major shifts, I found I was going back to my iPod and listening to the things that I fell in love with.  I fell in love with jazz in the first place with the stuff that had grooves and a sense of fun and play and interaction between the musicians, and that’s the stuff that I really gravitated towards during my first year living in Denmark. One of the first things I did with Ray Brown was a vocalise for [the Count Basie tune] ‘Whirlybird’.  I found myself going back in to the vocalise thing again, going back into these songs that rely on the interplay, fun, friendship and trust that people have when they’re good friends.  Continue reading