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  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Releases Live CD/DVD

    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Releases Live CD/DVD

    Emerson, Lake, and Palmer helped to push the boundaries of what rock musicians could do. Sadly, Emerson and Lake have passed away, but drummer Carl Palmer is still carrying the torch of their musical legacy. His latest release, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Live, is a 2-CD and DVD package dedicated to his fallen friends.... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Green Hill Zone

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Green Hill Zone

    It is always great to see a new video by Simon Fitzpatrick pop up. This time around, he’s applying his solo bass skills to the “Green Hill Zone” theme from Sonic the Hedgehog. Enjoy. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick Releases Bass Take on Holst’s “The Planets”

    Simon Fitzpatrick Releases Bass Take on Holst’s “The Planets”

    London-based bass guitar and Chapman Stick player Simon Fitzpatrick has released his bass version of Gustav Holst’s classical work, The Planets Suite. The album features multilayered basses, with support from the Chapman Stick and Minitaur synthesizer. Check out Fitzpatrick, currently a regular member of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band, as he plays multiple basses on... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: The Planets Suite – III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (All Bass Arrangement)

    Simon Fitzpatrick: The Planets Suite – III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (All Bass Arrangement)

    Simon Fitzpatrick has taken the third suite of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets Suite” and turned it into an all bass arrangement, using his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6 bass. Mind blown! »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Hoedown Bass Playalong

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Hoedown Bass Playalong

    Simon Fitzpatrick is back with another epic video. In this one, he pays tribute to the late great Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Fitzpatrick tackles the melody from the band’s version of Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” on his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6 bass. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick has taken “Nessun Dorma” – one of the most well-known tenor arias in opera – and turned it into a solo bass arrangement. “Nessun Dorma” (“None shall sleep”), is from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. For this performance, Simon is playing his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Una Mattina” for Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Una Mattina” for Bass Guitar

    Earlier this month, we shared a video by Simon Fitzpatrick and his bass arrangement of Francisco Tárrega’s classical guitar piece “Rosita”. This time around, Simon took the piano piece “Una Mattina,” by Ludovico Einaudi and turned it into a beautiful solo bass version. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosita” on Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosita” on Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick took Francisco Tárrega’s classical guitar piece “Rosita” and turned it into a classical 6-string bass piece. Stunning. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Simon Fitzpatrick is back with a new solo bass arrangement. This is Toto’s “Rosanna”, which once again showcases both his incredible musicianship and technique. I forgot how many things go on in this tune, and Simon nails them all. In case you’re wondering, Simon is playing a Sei Bass Flamboyant 6. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Jingle Bells (Solo Bass)

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Jingle Bells (Solo Bass)

    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. »