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Double bassists stick together, even if one plays in a symphony orchestra and the other in a jazz quartet. Joel Quarrington has known Dave Young since Quarrington was 17, and that easy familiarity infused their performances in their 'Two Bass Hit' concert at Chamberfest Wednesday afternoon.
The show attracted packed audience to the National Gallery auditorium – many of whom were clearly Quarrington fans. When CBC radio producer Robert Harris introduced the show, he said Quarrington “used to be” the principal bassist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Voices all around the auditorium immediately corrected him: “he still is!”