Kristen Bruya's path to principal bass of the Minnesota Orchestra meandered a bit. At one point, she considered being a park ranger. But the power of the double bass and the satisfaction of laying down a bass line that has a "funky "groove" was overwhelming.
Bach: Violin Concerto No 1 with Anna-Sophie Mutter and the Trondheim Soloists (DG 12054)
James Brown: You Got Soul!
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10, with Mariss Jansons conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra (EMI 55232)