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  • 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. »

  • Will Lee and Darryl Jones: Teen Town

    Will Lee and Darryl Jones: Teen Town

    Check out bassists Will Lee and Darryl Jones performing Jaco’s “Teen Town” in unison! Joining the duo is a killer line up including Kenwood Dennard on drums, Delmar Brown on Hammond, Clifford Carter on keys, David Mannon sax and Oz Noy on guitar. »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Mad Men Theme Song, All-Bass Cover

    Adam Ben Ezra: Mad Men Theme Song, All-Bass Cover

    Adam Ben Ezra once again blows our minds with this all-bass version of the Mad Men theme song. Adam combines great bass playing on upright and electric with some props, some humor and great cinematography. The Mad Men theme is from RJD2’s track “A Beautiful Mine”, from Magnificent City Instrumentals. Thanks to our Facebook friend,... »

  • Jack Bruce: White Room – Hippiefest 2008 Live Performance

    Jack Bruce: White Room – Hippiefest 2008 Live Performance

    Jack Bruce is sporting his Warwick fretless on this extended, bass-focused break on Cream’s “White Room”. This was filmed from the audience at the 2008 Hippiefest. »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Corner Pocket

    Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Corner Pocket

    Joe Zawinul’s track record of picking bassists was pretty unmatched. Here’s the Syndicate performing the Weather Report tune “Corner Pocket”, with Gerald Veasley getting the crowd going, slapping, rapping and dancing. »

  • Racer X and Juan Alderete: Scarified

    Racer X and Juan Alderete: Scarified

    Long before he joined the ranks of Mars Volta, Juan Alderete was the metalhead bassist in Racer X, with guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert. This song, Scarified, is proof of Alderete’s own virtuosity. Check out the solo licks and the unison tapping. It’ll melt your face. »