When I returned Scott LaFaro's 1825 Abraham Prescott to Barrie Kolstein, I made sure to bring a video camera and get him talking a little. Here, he tells the story of "The LaFaro Bass', as it's now known.
Barrie's father, Sam Kolstein, restored Scott's bass for him back around 1959. Barrie restored the bass after Scott's tragic accident. Both men are amazing luthiers, and they did unbelievable work to this jazz relic!
If you are interested in hearing what this instrument sounds like now, you