It’s always exciting to see a new Jesús Rico Pérez video hit the feed. Here’s Jesús’ latest – a tune he calls “Looking Back”, which showcases his great composition skills and remarkable tone once again.
Andreas Oxholm is a recent graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (aka the Paul McCartney School). He sent us this video of a solo bass performance of his original composition, “Ingrid”. Enjoy.
Olivier Babaz has done it again. The bass and kalimba king has transformed another rock gem onto the two instruments simultaneously. This time Babaz tackles Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”, trading the song’s focus between each instrument while nimbly navigating them with his right hand. The result is an ethereal and intimate take on an already epic piece of music.
Rich Brown is always cooking up some great videos for us to share. “[Here’s a] short video of me playing one of the Bach Violin Partitas,” he said. “I love this stuff and I had such a blast learning this piece. I hope you and your readers enjoy it.” We think you will, as much as we did.
Kike Mora shared this video of him performing a solo bass arrangement of The Beatles’ “Yesterday.” We couldn’t think of a better day to share this video than today, which is Paul McCartney’s birthday.
Bassist Kinga Glyk stunned us all with this excellent cover of a cover of “Tears In Heaven.” The original is by Eric Clapton. Kinga’s all-bass performance is a cover of the one by Jeff Berlin.
Zander Zon is back with another movie theme arranged for solo bass. And this time, he employs his new fretless and his traditional fretted with the help of an Ebow and some pedals. Enjoy.
Karl Clews shared this solo bass tribute to Prince with us. We’ll let him explain: “In tribute to the passing of one of my musical heroes, this is my arrangement of Prince’s classic ‘1999’ for solo electric bass. Performed here on a 2003 Status Graphite Kingbass Artist, recorded via a Presonus Audiobox into Cakewalk Sonar Platinum, using a variety of...
Ever since we posted Nenad Vasilic’s solo bass version of “Vranjanka“, I’ve been hooked on his playing. His use of ghost notes and bass percussion create such driving songs, especially for solo bass. Here’s a great clip from a recent concert in Nis, Serbia where he performed songs from his latest album, The Art of Balkan Bass. Check out “Zapevala...
Bassist Ben Titus sent in this awesome looping arrangement of the Imagine Dragons hit “Radioactive”, and I’m glad he did. He gets a gorgeous tone from his six-string and creates a perfect pad with his chord voicings.
We featured bassist Felipe Gomez a couple of weeks ago in our Reader Spotlight. Since then, Felipe reached out and shared this video with us, featuring some bass with slide. “I did this video soundtrack for my upcoming documentary, about playing my bass on the Arctic,” he shared. This is some amazing bass to go along with his amazing story.
Andy McKee’s performance of “Drifting” has been viewed millions of time on YouTube and elsewhere. Now bassist Dmitry Lisenko has shared his solo acoustic bass guitar version of McKee’s tune.