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  • Al Cardillo covers John Clayton’s Bach To Blues

    It seems I keep running into great double bassists on Youtube every day. Today, I discovered Al Cardillo for the first time. Al is a jazz bassist and teacher, born in Italy, graduated from Berklee and lives and performs in New York. Here he is, in a performance from a couple of years ago, performing... »

  • Monkey Island Main Theme for bass and ukulele

    Our friend Sebastiano, aka monsterbazz, has just posted another multi-track video performance of Michael Land’s The Secret of Monkey Island. Sebastiano is playing bass and ukulele on the video. For the lead, he runs his bass through an effect to take the bass an octave higher. He shares: “This is simply a jam and I... »

  • John Riquelme L.’s solo bass instrumental

    Check out bassist John Riquelme L. taking a solo break at Studios Miel in Santiago, Chile. Great tone! »

  • Christian McBride & Niels Pederson’s bass duo: Bye Bye Blackbird

    This is becoming double bass week, I think. And for good reason – there’s a ton of videos of great upright players coming our way. Today we double the double bassists with this performance of “Bye Bye Blackbird” by Christian McBride and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, during the Concert for Ray Brown. »

  • Tom Kennedy: Paper Moon solo bass

    Introduced as the “eighth wonder of the world on bass”, Tom Kennedy performs “Paper Moon” during the Sonny Costanzo Concert Series at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Connecticut. Tom performed with the his brother and pianist Ray Kennedy, Jeff Tillman on guitar (aka the Ray Kennedy Trio). »

  • Jon Burr: Makin’ Whoopee

    Bassist Jon Burr is a composer, author, bandleader and educator. His performance career spans over thirty years, working with Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, Barbara Cook, and many others. Check out Jon’s unaccompanied solo bass performance of “Makin’ Whoopee”:... »

  • GospelChops: Bass Sessionz Volume 1

    GospelChops, a producer of gospel music instructional DVDs, is releasing Bass Sessionz: Volume 1 later this month. The DVD includes over three hours of instructional videos, performances and interviews with gospel and jazz bassists Andrew Gouche, Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Justin Raines, Jon Reshard, Dywane Thomas, Anthony Nembhard, and Hadrien Feraud, with... »

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  • 6nikola9: “All You Need Is Love” Bass Multi-Track Arrangement

    6nikola9: “All You Need Is Love” Bass Multi-Track Arrangement

    When I first saw the following video by 23-year-old Italian bassist 6nikola9 a while back I thought, “Cool! That’s how I want to making videos”. Check out his bass multi-track version of The Beatles’ classic “All You Need is Love”: »

  • Joshua Young: Hide and Seek

    Joshua Young, a 19-year-old bassist, was admitted to Berklee’s College of Music in 2007, but this meant that his parents would have to make some sacrifices to meet the payment of a yearly $40,000 for tuition and housing. They were soon to learn, however, that they would not have to make such sacrifices. An astonishing... »

  • Andres Rotmistrovsky: Elias Tune in 7

    Andres Rotmistrovsky is an Argentinian bassist who completed a degree in Jazz Performance from the Berklee College of Music. In recognition of outstanding musicianship, he was awarded in 2007 with the “Charles Mingus Award” and also with the prestigious “Outstanding Performer Award”. I could have chosen one of his nine solo bass pieces, but I... »