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”!
Here’s a live video from 1991 featuring Al Di Meola’s band with Tony Scherr on the bass playing the tune “Kiss My Axe”.
This is bassist Paulo Gustavo playing his virtuosic bass version of Steve Morse’s tune “Tumeni Notes”. And pretty much nailing it.
This is Brazilian bass player Igor Franca, performing a 6-string bass version of the tune “Tight Trite Night”, written by the amazing acoustic guitarist, Don Ross.
The following is an extract of a tune Francois Lamouche is working on for his street playing. He calls it “Shazam Kadazam”.
This is basically just Bootsy Collins being Bootsy Collins: a true man of the funk, as you will see in the video. He’s playing “Stretchin’ Out” live on Night Music hosted by David Sanborn (who’s playing the sax in the video).
Being right around the end of July I think this “Summer Song” by Jim Bennet aka Resonantdoghouse is appropriate viewing!