This is a tradition we love! This year, it almost didn’t happen, but Steve Bailey came through with a video for us to share, with Ron Carter, Justin Chancellor, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Janek Gwizdala, and Freddie Washington.
Michele della Malva is helping us get into the holiday mood with a video he just shared with us. Check out this performance he named “Jingle Funkin’ Bells” (with a little bit of "The Chicken" thrown in).
Scott Varney sent us this excellent video for the holidays, featuring his take on “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway. The bassist/vocalist even throws in some of Jaco’s “Continuum” for good measure.
For years, Steve Bailey has sent a holiday video for us to share with you. In celebration of the holidays, here’s the latest - featuring Steve, John Patitucci, Joe Dart, Whit Browne, Victor Wooten, and Mike Pope - with a note from Steve.
Gypsy Soul is getting us into the holiday spirit with this excellent performance of “Winter Wonderland” (with some Beatles thrown in). Check out Roman Morykit’s awesome fretless work on the tune.
Jayme Lewis knows how to celebrate the holidays with some killer cover songs. After tackling “Thriller” for Halloween, the bassist is back with his band and a funky rendition of Donny Hathaway’s classic “This Christmas.” “Merry Christmas! 2017 was a stellar year here at TheBassist.net and I hope it was full of joy and blessings for you and yours!” Lewis...
Josh Cohen is helping us get into the holiday spirit with an excellent medley of two tunes: “Let it Snow” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Happy holidays!
Steve Bailey has a great tradition of spreading holiday cheer. He gathers his fellow bassists for a winter summit at Berklee College of Music, where he heads the bass department, and puts together star-studded arrangements of carols. This year the group includes heavyweights John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Bailey playing a reggae/swing/funk version of “Santa Claus is Coming...
Continuing our celebration of the holiday season, bass-style, here’s a beautiful arrangement and performance of “Silent Night” by bassist Miki Santamaria. Miki said “Please excuse my facial expressions… LOL I was very into it haha.” Hey, he wouldn’t be a bass player without some bass faces. Happy holidays, all.
Time for some more holiday cheer from another one of our favorite bassists around here. Here’s Simon Fitzpatrick performing “Jingle Bells” – solo bass style.
Vulfpeck is one of our favorite bands around here. So when Jack Stratton emailed me there was a Christmas video, I couldn’t wait to share it. “This song follows true Dartonian Physics,” Jack shared, referencing Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart. “Meaning, groove for two minutes and then freak out during the last 1/8th of the song.” As if that wasn’t enough,...
Time to kick off the holiday season, bass style. Dreadlock Dave sent us this video with a nice note full of good cheer: “Here’s a little holiday wish from me & my bass guitar! Have a groovy day.” Love this funky arrangement, and that solo is awesome!