When we first featured Marcelo Feldman he was covering Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There“. This time he’s tackling Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”. Watch for his rendition of the guitar solo played on a green-stringed Stingray.
Chris Minh Doky has a way of writing happy, hopeful music that not many people can match in my opinion. This video of the song “A New Day” illustrates what I’m talking about.
I’ve been following Czech bass player Jan Urbanec for many years now. As great as his videos are, they don’t have a lot of views. Maybe we can change that. Check out this cool acid jazz groove. Or as Jan calls it, “Just two grooves.” The only thing better would be if it was longer.
The following video features the great, French upright bassist Renaud Garcia Fons playing a tune called “Berimbass”. This is from his CD, .
In the mood for some bass slapping? In that case here is Francios C. Delacoudre‘s tune “Boomerang”. I like the sound of his Luthman Supreme 4 bass.
Here’s some vintage Michael Manring for you! This is a clip from the early ’80’s featuring long-time Manring collaborator and friend, the late Michael Hedges on acoustic guitar. The performance took place at the New Varsity Theater in Palo Alto, California.
Bass Extremes, consisting of bassists Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten, put out a couple of CD’s in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Before that there was this video featuring live performances and instructional material, from Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten. One of my favorite tunes from the video is this tribute to Stanley Clarke called “Stan...
Here’s Italian bassist, Felice Del Gaudio, playing his tune Dido Dado which features some tasty fretless bass playing.
Vincenzo “Viz” Maurogiovanni does some pretty cool chordal bass adaptations of classic American songs, such as Burt Bacharach’s “Magic Moments”:
Here’s one of my favorite tunes by solo bassist Trip Wamsley: “Chicken Boy”!