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Jim Self
Basset Hound Music

Musician - Tubist

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  Jim Self
Home of Jim and Jamie Self,
The Basset Hounds,
and a
Rather Eclectic Collection of
Instruments, Music, and Recordings
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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.

Jim playing his new baby, the FLUBA
Jim playing his new baby, the FLUBA
Artwork from his album My America 

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New Three New Articles: (September 2014)

  'Tis the Season TUBA Jolly: A new holiday album featuring the Hollywood Tuba 12. There are sound clips from the album being added every day.
(Oct 2013)

  Two New Articles: An Interesting Week highlighting a week's of studio work around Los Angeles and Wearing My Composer's Hat about Jim traveling as a composer.
(Jun 2013)

  New Article: Quotes and Reviews on Jim's recordings and compositions.
(Apr 2013)

  New Article: Jim's Favorite Movie Scores - Updated to Early 2013.
(Mar 2013)

  Wikipedia Article: Jim Self's article on Wikipedia (English Version).
(Mar 2013)

  New Article and Video: The USC's Tuba Quartet "Thank You" letter to sponsors and supporters. The slide-show video with audio from the tour can also be viewed.
(Oct 2012)

  New Recording: Bill Cunliffe's Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra.
(Jun 2012)

  New Composition: Mixed Nuts for three tubas and piano.
(Jun 2012)

  Three New Articles: My Brother Bill - about Jim's older brother; My Friend John Velier - about Jim's high school friend; Oil City High School Receives a Prize Sousaphone - about Jim's alma matar getting a new sousaphone.
(Jun 2012)

  New Article: My "Ring" Memoir - about Jim's first full Ring cycle performance.
(Nov 2011)

  New Article: "Harvey Phillips Celebration Program"
(Oct 2011)

  Los Tubas Trio (Jim Self, Norm Pearson, Doug Tornquist) recital at USC on 12 October 2011 (flyer) (September 2011)

  Soloist at the Southwest Regional Tuba Euphonim Conference. (May 2011)

  Three New Articles:
  Updated 2011 Featured soloist with USC Trojan's Concert Band. (April 2011)

  New Article: "Harvey Phillips: A Personal Memoir". (April 2011)

  Guest Artist: New England Conservatory of Music, "Brash Bash" Boston, MA Conference (http://necmusic.edu/brass-bash)
Clinic/Master Class Afternoon, Concert Evening featuring brass compositions of Jim Self with Mike Roylance, members of the Boston Symphony, faculty and students of NEC and Boston area.
Sunday, 13 Feb 2011; Boston MA. (February 2011)

  New composition: The Shadow Knows for six tubas and drums (February 2011)

  U.S. Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Conference (http://www.usarmyband.com/tuba/)
  • Solo with the US Army Orchestra. World Premier of Bill Cunliffe's "Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra"
    Friday, 28 Jan 2011; 7:30 PM Bruckner Hall, Ft. Myer, VA. (January 2011)
  • Clinic, Saturday, 29 Jan 2011; 10 AM Loboda Hall (January 2011)

  New Article: "Doubling for Tubist" with an "Introduction". (October 2010)

  Jim's "Tour de Force, Episodes for Wind Ensemble" free recording available at Basset Hound Music Store (May 2010)

  Master Class & Concert:
  Two new gigs:
  • The School of Music at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce that legendary studio tubist & composer Jim Self will present a Residency at the University of Kansas on Saturday, February 13th. (January 2010)
  • Tuba Master Class at University of Missouri – Saint Louis on Sunday, 28 February 2010 from 7-9PM (also see flyer). (January 2010)
  New compositions: (September 2009)

  Jim's "Tour de Force, Episodes for Wind Ensemble" performed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Sep 27) and SUNY Fredonia (Oct 10) (August 2009)

  Jim Performs at Southwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference: (May 2009)

  New Article – "Double Tuba": History of the efforts and custom building of a double tuba (with pictures). (April 2009)

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.

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Album liner-art for Basset Hound Blues.

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