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Jesús Rico Pérez: Peace Prayer
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Jesús Rico Pérez: Peace Prayer

Jesús Rico Pérez is one of our favorite solo bassists around here. So it is always thrilling to see a new video from him. In this video, Jesus performs his composition, “Peace Prayer,” for piccolo fretless bass. Enjoy.

Craig Akin: “Sanford and Son” Theme on Upright Bass
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Craig Akin: “Sanford and Son” Theme on Upright Bass

Our friend Jayme Lewis shared this video on Facebook, with just two words: “So sick.” The bassist is Craig Akin. The tune is “The Streetbeater” by Quincy Jones – but you may know it better as the theme to Sanford and Son. So sick is right. The only thing better would be if it could be a little longer.

Nathan Navarro: Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” Solo Bass Arrangement
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Nathan Navarro: Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” Solo Bass Arrangement

Nathan Navarro is back with another great solo bass arrangement. This time he explores the classical world with Mozart’s “Lacrimosa”. Navarro brings lots emotion to the performance, adding drama with dynamics changes and beautiful phrasing. A digital download of the song as well as tablature and sheet music are available on his website.

Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy
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Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy

We’ve all had that moment when an unknowing fan asks what’s wrong with our “guitar.” Alberto Rigoni’s latest single, “Bass Guy”, and its video tackle that situation. The song will be on the bassist’s upcoming album Bassorama, due summer 2016.

Jacky Grandjean: Señorita Melancolía
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Jacky Grandjean: Señorita Melancolía

Bruno Dumant shared this excellent video with us. Here’s his note: “Jacky Grandjean passed away in November last year. He mostly played within a flamenco trio in France. Here is a little video of him. No thrills, no loops, just music.”

Lior Ozeri: Wrecking Ball (Featuring Miley Cyrus)
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Lior Ozeri: Wrecking Ball (Featuring Miley Cyrus)

I’ve somehow avoided listening to Miley Cyrus’s hit tune, “Wrecking Ball”… until now. It is all thanks to bassist Lior Ozeri, who sent me his interpretation of this tune where he drops the original instrumentation and turns it into a bass arrangement behind Cyrus’s vocals. I dig this, and I don’t mind admitting it.

Remco Hendrix: Funky Fretless Bass Grooves with Double Stops
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Remco Hendrix: Funky Fretless Bass Grooves with Double Stops

Remco Hendrix has lots of raw talent with a style that blends influences like Les Claypool and Mick Karn. Here’s a great clip of a funky fretless groove he built with double stops, harmonics and a Boss OC-2 octave pedal.

Rob Mullarkey: Just My Imagination
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Rob Mullarkey: Just My Imagination

I discovered this video of Rob Mullarkey thanks to Steve Lawson, who called it “properly beautiful.” Rob took “Just My Imagination” – his all time favorite Temptations track – and improvised over it using only his “Lakland 44-51 and an old Boss RC2 looper pedal.” Properly beautiful indeed.

Viaceslav Svedov: “Nothing Else Matters” All Bass Cover
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Viaceslav Svedov: “Nothing Else Matters” All Bass Cover

Viaceslav Svedov has shared many great solo bass performances over the years. Time for another one. This time around, Viaceslav takes on Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” as a solo bass arrangement.

Stuart Clayton: Für Elise Solo Bass Performance
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Stuart Clayton: Für Elise Solo Bass Performance

Stuart Clayton sent me another video of an all-bass arrangement. This time, Stuart takes on Beethoven’s “Für Elise,” which was originally written for piano. As was the case with his version of “Golliwog’s Cakewalk”, this arrangement is included Stuart’s book, Ultimate Tapping for Bass Guitar.

Trovão Rocha: Se Ela Perguntar
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Trovão Rocha: Se Ela Perguntar

Good music transcends instruments. Knowing this, Brazilian bassist Trovão Rocha picked up his bass and created a bass arrangement of the classic guitar song “Se Ela Perguntar” by Dilermando Reis. The bassist does the song justice with lush chords and soulful phrasing that will pull at your heartstrings.

Jesús Rico Pérez: Rise Me Up The Sun
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Jesús Rico Pérez: Rise Me Up The Sun

Jesús Rico Pérez has just shared another of his stunning solo bass performances. This tune, “Rise Me Up The Sun” starts out at a slow, musical pace before Jesús picks things up around the halfway mark. As always, he delivers a great song and an equally great approach to the bass. If you like this, you should check out his...