Jim Self, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is a top studio and performing musician in Los Angeles.  His primary instrument is tuba, but he also plays a large number of low-brass and other bass instruments.
Jim and Jamie run Basset Hound Music, which publishes and sells all of Jim’s recorded and printed music.  Please visit Basset Hound Music Store for all of the ordering information.

New Things


These published works available through Potenza:

Solo Tuba:

Tongue in Cheek (Tuba or Cimbasso, Piano)

Polka.com (Solo Tuba)

Brass Quintet:

Flying Circus


Polarities (2 Antiphonal Brass Quintets)


Bottom’s Up

Three 4 Five

Mo’Ments (w/ Marimba & Percussion)

Peackockery (w/ Piccolo Trumpet & Drum Set)

Concerto – Antonio Capuzzi arr. J. Self (Solo Tuba, Brass Quintet)

Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble:

“Finale” from Symphony No. 4 – Tchaikovsky (6 Part)

Brass Ensemble:

Flying Circus (w/ Percussion)

Wind Band:

Tour de Force

Other Chamber Works:

Duh Suite (2 Tubas, Drums)

Duh Suite (2 Euphoniums, Drums)

Intrepideedoodah (Trumpet, Euphonium, Tuba, Piano, Drum Set)

Pocket Change (Bass Trombone, Tuba, 8-part Trombone Choir, Drums)

Tail Spins (String Quartet)

Tail Spins (Flute, Violin, Viola, Tuba)

The Shadow Knows (6 tubas)

Vignettes (Woodwind Quintet)

Not So New Things

A May 1997 is titled “Basset Hound Blues”.  This album features Stanley, the Basset Hound accompanied by Jim Self playing tuba on the title track.  Any of Jim’s albums may be ordered at the Basset Hound Music Store.