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Johan Hansén-Larson: One Tasty Bass Solo

Bassist Johan Hansén-Larson sent us this video, which has a neat story behind it, not to mention one of the most unique camera views we’ve seen. Johan shared, “this is my solo from the Roy Hargrove song Strasbourgh – St Denis, from a gig I did last spring here in Stockholm. In the beginning of the video you can see...

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Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

Back in January, we broke the news that Felix Pastorius, the son of the late great Jaco Pastorius, was joining the Yellowjackets as a temporary replacement for Jimmy Haslip. Now we get to see some of the magic of that combination with this live bass solo by Felix, filmed by a member of the audience at a May 2012 concert...

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Rebecca Johnson: QW Brewery Live Bass Solo

It has been about a year since we first featured bassist Rebecca Johnson and her awesome live bass video. Rebecca just sent over a new one, saying “You guys have really helped my band get a lot of fans from all over the world :)” I think Rebecca had more to do with that than us. Check this out, and...

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Dane Alderson: Bass Solo on “Liberty City”

Here’s an incredible video of bassist Dane Alderson taking a solo on Jaco Pastorius’ “Liberty City” during a gig at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth, Australia. Alderson and drummer Andy Fisenden start off with simmer before building into a raucous finale with the band. The bassist says the performance is a bit of a tribute to Pastorius and Richard...

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Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio: Live Gary Willis Solo

Gary Willis! Here’s the bass master taking a solo during a live performance with the Borlai-Kinsey-Willis Trio in October, 2010, on a tune named “Essaouira”. Scott Kinsey – who was with Willis in Tribal Tech – is on keys, and Gerg? Borlai is on drums. Want to check out the whole tune? We’ve got you covered:

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Marcelo Cordova: Live Bass Solo

Damian Erskine told me to check out bassist Marcelo Cordova recently, and I’m glad he did. I think I watched every video I could find, and while it was difficult to pick one, I think this is my favorite. Here’s Marcelo taking a tasty solo during a live performance in 2010. He’s playing his Ays 6-string.

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Mike Flynn: “Very Early” Fretless Bass Solo

Here’s Mike Flynn performing a tasty fretless bass solo to the Bill Evans tune, “Very Early”. Mike shared that this is one of his all time favorite standards. He’s performing with his Jeff Chapman custom fretless, with a little bit of reverb and a small amount of chorus to achieve a stereo effect.

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Jeff Andrews: Live Bass Solo with the Mike Stern Band

Blast from the past: a great Jeff Andrews bass solo with the Mike Stern Band, also featuring drummer Dave Weckl.

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Li’nard, “The Best Bass Guitarist in NYC”: Live Bass Solo

When we saw the title of this video (“The Best Bass Guitarist in NYC”), we of course had to check it out. And Li’nard blew us away. The video description went on to say, “Li’nard is a New York City legend. He is recognized as a genius in the art of dynamic, live performance and as a versatile bass guitarist,...

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Snarky Puppy: Michael League’s Solo on “Young Stuff”

Here’s an awesome clip of Snarky Puppy at The Rex in Toronto. Bassist/founder Michael League builds up an incredible solo on their new and yet-to-be-recorded tune “Young Stuff.” The video was shot with a GoPro HD cam mounted to League’s headstock. The songwriter also proves his versatility at the end of the clip as he switches to synth bass on...

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Tony Grey with Hiromi’s Sonicbloom: Live Bass Solo

Here’s a great, laid back bass solo by Tony Grey, during a concert with Hiromi and her Sonicbloom band. The clip comes from the 2008 release, Hiromi’s Sonicbloom Live In Concert.

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Rebecca Johnson Band: Live Bass Solo

Here’s a new reader-submitted video, from bassist Rebecca Johnson. Rebecca is an Australian bass player and singer with her own band, a 3-piece funk/R&B band she says has “real musicians (no machines).” In this video, Rebecca lays down a nice, groovy bass solo. Gotta love the interplay between the bass and drums! Have a video to share? Send it to...