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  • Sean Andrews: Strawberry Fields bass arrangement

    Here’s a nice one from the archives: bassist Sean Andrews‘s all-bass arrangement of the Beatles’ Strawberry Fields. Sean dedicated the arrangement to Mike Portnoy, saying “thanks for having us open for you on the Systematic Chaos tour!” Check out Sean’s Myspace page, indica trichome project [bass instrumentals]. »

  • Superstition: All bass cover

    Bassist Sebastiano Mereu (aka monsterbazz on Youtube) sent us this video featuring alekszmusic performing a remote collaboration of Stevie Wonder’s Superstition with him. Sebastiano shares: “After Aleks saw my Higher Ground cover, she told me that she is a huge Steve Wonder fan, and I took the initiative to ask her for a remote collab.... »

  • Rich Brown: Lua

    Rich Brown: Lua

    Bassist Rich Brown submitted this video to us, featuring his original composition for solo bass, “Lua”. As Rich describes it: “This new tune was written after spending many an evening gazing at the moon in it’s luminous splendor. A bit Metheny, a bit Gismonti, a bit Garrison.” »

  • Esperanza Spalding Live: “I Know You Know”

    Last summer, Esperanza Spalding made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing “I Know You Know”, from her Esperanza CD. Esperanza is playing a Doolin Custom Acoustic bass. Enjoy! »

  • Steven Guerrero solo bass: Concluding Remarks

    Bassist Steven Guerrero sent us this video of his live solo bass performance at The Ground Level Coffee House in Toledo, Ohio. Steven’s extended range bass and looping techniques make him a terrific one-man band. Steven’s solo CD, Deployment of Ten Wails is available at CDBaby. Check out more about Steven on Twitter and Reverb... »

  • Victor Wooten bass solo, live with Gov’t Mule

    Gov’t Mule, Victor Wooten, bass solo. Do we need to say any more? »

  • Catalin Rotaru, double bass – Paganini Caprice 24

    This incredible video showcases upright bassist Catalin Rotaru playing Paganini Caprice 24 solo on the upright bass. Rotaru is a professor at Arizona State University. He has performed both solo classical and jazz bass throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Japan. He served as associate principal bass in the Romanian National Radio Orchestra,... »

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  • Kevin Wyatt: Giant Steps

    I think most of the jazz-guys out there know John Coltrane’s classic Giant Steps. A challenging tune, as I’m sure many would agree. This is Kevin Wyatt shirtlessly doubling the bass part on his bass and Coltrane’s solo on his keyboard. [Editor’s note: when the walking bass part started, I almost fell out of my... »

  • Jason Matthews: Wizards in Winter

    Jason Matthews: Wizards in Winter

    In 2006, Trans-Siberian Orchestra launched a Youtube contest for the best/most original covers of their song “Wizards In Winter”. One one winner from each of the following categories was chosen: drums, keyboards, guitar and bass. The winner in the bass category was Jason Matthews, who took an interesting approach: basically playing both the bass part... »

  • Ian Enderson: Bass exercise in G minor

    Bassist Ian Enderson submitted this video to our Youtube group, and we were glad he did. Check it Ian’s tone on this excercise, and we think you’ll agree: Do you have a video you’d like to share? Send it our way. »