Brian Blade and The Fellowship visited the Chicago Music Exchange in March and performed three songs. One of those was the band’s own tune, “King’s Highway”. The video is a little long, so if you want to skip forward to bassist Chris Thomas taking a pretty cool bass solo, it’s around the 7:50 mark. (I don’t recommend that you do...
We first featured Joshua Young almost four years ago and said to watch out for him in the future. Well, the future is now. This is Joshua – six years older than the previous video – displaying blazing chops and improvising over Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven”
In this video Giulio Carmassi not only covers Will Lee’s bass part in “Slick Stuff” by the Brecker Brothers, he covers everything else as well! Talk about a multi-instrumentalist!
There was a time when the Olsen twins were those tiny and adorable sitcom stars on a show called Full House. I’m sure that those of you who remember the show also remember the theme song. Sebastiano Mereu shares his bass arrangement, noting that it was a lot of fun to play. Turns out, he made it fun to listen...
Today’s video features Peruvian bassist Omar Rojas performing his song “Timba Funk” on quite a few basses and some iPad-cowbell and various other iPad-instruments. There is also a shout out about his latest release at the end of the video. Thanks to Gabriel Zarruk (@gzarruk), who shared this one with us on Twitter.
Jeff Schmidt made a solid impression with many great videos a couple of years ago. He has been away from the solo bass scene for quite a while now, but the wait is over. Jeff is back with a brand new solo bass performance of a composition he calls “And Now I Crumble”. Great to have you back, Jeff! If...
The Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany is coming up, so to mark the occasion, here’s a video from the Musikmesse two years ago. This is the French/Russian power trio, Impact Fuze, with Anton Davidyants on bass doing a funky jam over Miles Davis’ tune “Splatch”.
If you don’t know bassist Sharay Reed by now, you should definitely check him out (start here, then come back, or vice versa). In this video, Sharay says he was grooving on a couple of songs his dad wanted him to record, the Jackson 5’s “Darling Dear” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her”. Thank you, Sharay’s dad!
This video features Polish bassist Micha? Grott, first in a band situation and then performing a piece for solo bass called “Preludio”. Nice harmonic work and the tapping is pretty cool too.
Here’s Brazilian bassist Lucas Pimentel playing a looped chordal groove in 6/8 – simply entitled “6/8” – and soloing over it in style. You may hear a seasonal twist to the main theme.