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  • John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    Matt Garrison shows off his incredible right hand technique in this live performance in 1998 along with John McLaughlin on guitar, Jim Beard on keyboards, Gary Thomas on sax and Dennis Chambers on drums. Wait for the 3:40 mark. You won’t be sorry. »

  • Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)

    Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)

    Live from St. Martin in 1995, Andrew Gouche lays down one mean groove with Gladys Knight. »

  • Christian McBride: Pat Metheny Group Live Upright Bass Solo

    Christian McBride: Pat Metheny Group Live Upright Bass Solo

    Christian McBride shows his super-human side with a live bass solo during a performance of Pat Metheny’s “Question and Answer”. »

  • Oscar Peterson Trio, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Blues Etude (Live in Berlin, 1985)

    Oscar Peterson Trio, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Blues Etude (Live in Berlin, 1985)

    Twenty-five years ago, the audience at the Philharmonie in Berlin got to see the Oscar Peterson Trio tear it up on stage. Thankfully, tape was rolling. The trio includes Peterson on piano, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. »

  • Marcus Miller and Larry Graham: Release Yourself

    Marcus Miller and Larry Graham: Release Yourself

    Bass history was made when Marcus Miller and Larry Graham performed together at BillBoard Live Tokyo in September. Luckily for everyone who wasn’t there, a fan caught the duo performing “Release Yourself” on camera. »

  • Michael Manring: Adhan

    Michael Manring: Adhan

    Here’s bassist Michael Manring performing a solo piece entitled “Adhan”. Manring often uses the EBow in his performances. For this tune, he uses two. »

  • Daniel Ziegler: All Bass Version of “Little Wing”

    Daniel Ziegler: All Bass Version of “Little Wing”

    We love new arrangements of Jimi Hendrix tunes, especially when performed as solo bass pieces, and performed well. That’s just what bassist Daniel Ziegler did in his take on the Hendrix classic “Little Wing”. »

  • Zander Zon: “She Danced” Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: “She Danced” Solo Bass

    Here’s the latest from Zander Zon, performing one of the tracks from his debut CD, Sonorous. This track, “She Danced” shows off Zander’s unique combination of his Zon bass and piccolo strings, effects and loops, and his compositional skills. Zander shares, “Harmonics take the melody at the start and the tune ends with several looped... »

  • Willie Weeks: Live Bass Solo

    Willie Weeks: Live Bass Solo

    We were in a Willie Weeks mood after featuring MarloweDK’s playalong with Weeks’ epic solo on Donny Hathaway’s “Voices Inside”. That brought us to this audience shot video of Weeks performing a solo during an Eric Clapton tour at Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, back in 2007. Steve Jordan is on drums. Willie Weeks... »

  • David Friesen: Bass Solo

    David Friesen: Bass Solo

    David Friesen bares his soul for this awesome solo bass piece that starts with beautiful melody then morphs into a meditative groove jam with the help of a looper. The performance is from the 1995 Poznan Jazz Fair. »