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Jim Self

The real art in music is composing and improvising. There’s nothing else. I wanted in my life to somehow get better in those fields.

Bone2pick proudly goes lower than low in July featuring our artist of the month, tuba/ fluba recording artist Jim Self. One of the most recorded tuba players in the history of the instrument, Jim has appeared on over 1,500 motion picture soundtracks including featured solos on Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, Casper, Sleepless in Seattle and the classic Dennis the Menace. Throughout his illustrious career in the Los Angeles studios, Jim has recorded with Cassandra Wilson, Claus Ogerman, Randy Newman, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Don Ellis and the LA Philharmonic, to name just a few. He has released 13 CDs as a solo artist and is the inventor of the fluba. Enjoy!

Jim Self lessons available from Hip‑BoneU:

HBU Trailer: Studio Playing with Jim Self

HBU Trailer: Using Your Ears with Jim Self

Newer interview Steven Bernstein
Older interview Gordon Goodwin

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