Best Friends Make the Best Music Saxophonist Ross Mintzer and double bassist Michael Thurber, both 18, are best friends who live by the philosophy that good music is good music, regardless of genre. As a duo, their music regularly crosses genres. They electrified the audience with their own transcription of J.S. Bach's Two-Part Invention No. 2 followed by "Blues in Bach Flat" and closed the show with the traditional "Mamma's Little Baby."