Paul Simon is currently on his farewell concert tour, which may be part of the reasoning for his new semi-retrospective album, In The Blue Light. The 10-song album features fresh perspectives on some of his lesser-known songs from his catalog with tracks taken from seven records. “This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd...
Renaud Garcia-Fons never ceases to amaze me. Here’s another fantastic performance of his song “Bajo de Guia,” taken from his DVD The Marcevol Concert. Garcia-Fons has an insane amount of facility on the bass, especially in thumb position. His gypsy/flamenco style proves his rhythmic mastery, which is taken even further with his foot-tapping pattern.
Whenever there’s a new video featuring bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, I’ll drop everything to watch it. NPR recently hosted Garcia-Fons in their Tiny Desk Concert series where the bassist showed the world his approach to bass, music and his love for various genres. Garcia-Fons kicks things off with “Aqa Jan”, a tune we featured back in early 2011.
Here’s another incredible performance by bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, filmed during a workshop by the bassist at the BMW Jazz Festival. It seems one Renaud Garcia-Fons video is never enough. Here are a few more.
Words can’t describe the incredible technique and musicianship of Renaud Garcia-Fons. Good thing we have a video!
French double bass master Renaud Garcia-Fons has just released his new album, Mediterranees, in the U.S. The 18-track album is an exploration of the music of the Mediterranean, which Garcia-Fons attributes to his Spanish and Italian roots. “There’s nothing ethno-musical or touristy about this project,” the bassist explains, “Simply a desire to be carried on a passionate thread of a...
The following video features the great, French upright bassist Renaud Garcia Fons playing a tune called “Berimbass”. This is from his CD, .