With the addition of the Upright Bass, the Vienna Symphonic Library now offers yet another instrument frequently used in jazz compositions. The recordings were done with Bernd Konzett, a well-known jazz bassist from the Austrian state Vorarlberg. Following a number of test recordings, he equipped his 4-string, three-quarter bass (113 cm scale) with thinner E and A strings, and thicker D and G strings. A short while later, Bernd realized just how painful it can be to record for the Vienna Symphonic Library. Compared with a several-hour-long gig at a jazz club, a glissandi recording session can be torturous, leaving the musician with veritable burns on the fingertips. The results speak for themselves in this first-class collection.