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LISTEN: Brittany Haas with Paul Kowert & Mike Gaisbacher, “Ninety Degrees”

Apr 15, 2022

LISTEN: Brittany Haas with Paul Kowert & Mike Gaisbacher,

Artist: Brittany Haas with Paul Kowert & Mike Gaisbacher
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Ninety Degrees” (by Brad Leftwich)
Album: Impromptu Sessions No. 1: Brittany Haas
Release Date: March 18, 2022
Label: Padiddle Records

In Their Words: “This album is a reimagination of 12 old-time tunes. Of the 12, this is the only modern one — written by the great fiddler Brad Leftwich. As primarily a fiddler myself, playing all these tunes on the banjo really freed me up to explore the melodies and each tune’s personality without thinking about living up to any standards on my instrument. The layout of the banjo is obviously totally different from the fiddle, which was a challenge for this tune so I ended up ‘inventing’ a tuning so I could get all the notes (maybe other players use this tuning, I just hadn’t tried it before! fCFBbC). The melody goes up a fifth in the second part and there are a lot of major second intervals. The funkiness of this melody inspired some very cool ideas from Paul Kowert and Mike Gaisbacher on the basses. Brad wrote a good one!” — Brittany Haas


Image Credit: Chris “Critter” Eldridge

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