Track 6: .925
(Beth Hall) 4:20
Beth: flute; Richard: didjibodhrán and udu played with broom corn; Barry: clay bass

clay bass

Listen to an excerpt of ".925"

This is our version of a clay jazz trio. The name “.925” refers to sterling silver. The clay bass is a large narrow-necked clay pot with a goatskin membrane stretched across the bottom. Striking the skin while covering and uncovering a small side hole produces a variety of deep pitches. Richard plays the clay drums with broom corn—a plant that’s used to make (you guessed it) brooms!

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from the CD "TERRA COTTA" by The Burnt Earth Ensemble 2005 all rights reserved