Bassist Joy Anthony M shared this video with us, and it is a beautiful tribute. “Beautiful and cool sunrise at Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain. Felt appropriate to do this video,” Anthony shares. “A personal tribute to two late greats, Victor Bailey and Jaco Pastorius. Hope you dig!”
My Facebook friend Lloyd Goldstein posted a video a few days ago, and it knocked me out. Lloyd arranged Bill Wither’s 1972 hit, “Lean on Me” for double bass. The tone, the arrangement, and the performance are just incredible. Enjoy.
Zander Zon is back with another epic solo bass performance of a movie soundtrack. This time, he takes on music from Gladiator.
Franklin Peredo is back with another mind-bending bass tune. “The Mystery of the Flaptopus” features a creative groove and other-worldly effects to evoke a sense of wonder in musical form. Watching Peredo’s insane bass playing will evoke a sense of wonder, too.
Ubass connoisseur Magnus Sjöquist sent us an all-bass version of a Swedish folk song called “Visa från utanmyra”, and it’s beautiful. “My version is inspired by the lovely version by Swedish pianist Jan Johansson and upright bassist Georg Riedel,” he told us. “It is featured on the album Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) released in 1964.” Sjöquist plays both...
As in most of the world, politics in the UK have taken some strange twists and turns this year and it deeply affected bassist Steve Lawson. Today we’re sharing a first look at his upcoming album, The Surrender of Time that expresses his feelings on the situation. “The next chapter in my instrumental exploration of what’s going on in the...
Karl Clews shared another one of his terrific solo bass arrangements with us, and this time he’s also offering the transcription. In this video, Karl tackles Henry Mancini’s “The Pink Panther Theme” on his Status Graphite Kingbass. Check it out and grab the transcription from Karl’s website.
About three years ago, Jesús Rico Pérez shared a cover he did of Michael Manring’s “Come With Me, My Love”. Manring was impressed. Jesús has a new Manring cover, this time performing “Blue Orleans”, which appeared on Manring’s 1989 album, Toward the Center of the Night.
Zander Zon has tackled something new in his latest video – his first ever video game theme. In this video, Zander plays his solo bass arrangement for the theme for the game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”.
Franklin Peredo never ceases to amaze me. His latest video is for the song “Funktopia Robotica” and it features the bassist’s crazy right hand technique to make the music sound like the title suggests. It’s not that he’s strumming, thumping, popping and tapping – it’s that he does it so fluidly you forget about the techniques and listen to the...
Gheorghe Postoronca always brings a personal level to his solo bass songs. His latest, “The Light From Inside”, is no exception. The bassist utilizes a capo on four of his six strings along with strumming to create glorious harmonies and textures. It sounds like he is singing through his instrument, which is something many of us strive for.
Charles Berthoud is getting a lot of attention on his new video. After watching it, we can see why. Here’s “Reflections” – a composition Charles wrote for solo piccolo bass.