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Ron Hall: Live Bass Solo

We discovered this video thanks to MarloweDK, featuring bassist Ron Hall taking an extended bass solo, live at a club in Chicago. Funky!

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Stefano Francazio: The Awakening, Live Cover

In today’s featured video, bassist Stefano Francazio shows off his version of The Reddings’ tune, “The Awakening”, perhaps even better known to bassists thanks to Les Claypool. [Editor’s note: ignore the “Tommy the Cat” title on the video]. Thanks to our Facebook friend Laura Palumbo for sharing with us.

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Brian Bromberg: Live Downright Upright Bass Solo

Check out this solo by Brian Bromberg, during a performance of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”. This was filmed as part of Bromberg’s “Downright Upright” project, live at the Blue Note in Tokyo, back in 2006. Lorber’s group included Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Gary Meek, and Dave Weckl.

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Christian McBride: “Havona” Solo on Electric Bass

Christian McBride is one of those rare bassists who switch from upright to electric and back with ease. We more frequently see (and feature) him playing upright, but this one was too fun to pass up. Here’s a fan shot video of McBride taking a solo break to Jaco Pastorius’ “Havona”.

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Larry Graham: Bass Solo, Live au Bataclan

Marcus Miller shared this video of Larry Graham a while back. Not much more needs to be said, does it?

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Eddie Gomez: Live Double Bass Solo

Here’s a nice solo by bassist Eddie Gomez, performing with Chick Corea’s Three Quartets Band.

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Scott Ambush Bass Solo: Wiggle Room (Spyro Gyra)

Here’s an incredible solo by bassist Scott Ambush, during a performance of “Wiggle Room” by Spyro Gyra at the Kaunas Jazz Festival in October, 2004.

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Jaco Pastorius: Solo, Washington DC (1978)

Here’s another video gem featuring Jaco Pastorius. This solo was performed during a Weather Report concert in 1978 in Washington, DC and includes a cool version of Jaco’s famous “Slang” solo and Hendrix’s Band of Gypsy references.

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Cassandra Wilson with Lonnie Plaxico: Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)

This video features a live performance of Cassandra Wilson with Lonnie Plaxico on bass, Brandon Ross on guitar and Jeffrey Haynes on percussion. They’re playing Astrud Gilberto’s song “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)”. Watch for Lonnie’s solo around the 2:20-minute-mark.

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Marcelo Mariano: Bass Solo

Here’s Brazilian bassist Marcelo Mariano, taking a solo during a performance with the Eumir Deodato Trio. Check out more from Marcelo on his Myspace page.

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Christian Houmann: Béla

The following video is from the diploma concert at The Academy of Music in Denmark of bassist Christian Houmann, who graduated this year. The quartet consists of Rasmus Toystrup on drums, Lasse Enøe on sax, Mikkel Leth-Nissen on piano and Houmann on bass. This piece is a tribute to Béla Fleck.

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Yorai Oron: Bass Solo on Caravan

Here’s Yorai Oron from Israel taking a bass solo over the changes to “Caravan”. The quartet features Lew Soloff on trumpet, Avi Adrian on piano, Rony Holan on Drums and Oron on bass.