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Eberhard Weber (born 1940 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a bassist. He began recording in the early 60s, and released his first record under his own name in 1973. In addition to his career as a musician, he also worked for many years as a television and theater director. He has designed an electric-acoustic bass featuring an extra C-String.
His music, often in a melancholic tone, follows simple ground patterns (frequently ostinatos), yet is highly organized in its colouring and attention to dramatic detail.
His group Colors consisted of:
- Charlie Mariano , soprano saxophone, flutes
- Rainer Brüninghaus , piano, synthesizer
- Eberhard Weber, bass
- John Marshall, drums
Later he collaborated with Charlie Mariano , Marilyn Mazur, and pianist Rainer Brüninghaus .
His records have contributed to the reputation of the label ECM.
Weber has, on at least five occasions, drawn on text from the book Watership Down (by Richard Adams) for the names of his compositions and albums. Examples include "Silent Feet" and "Eyes That Can See in the Dark" from the Silent Feet album; "Often in the Open" from the Later That Evening album; and "Quiet Departures" and the title track on the Fluid Rustle album.
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