Alex Al is THAT DUDE. With a list of credits a mile long, every time we see Alex’s name on records we know we are in for a treat. Here he is performing solo at the EBS Booth at a past NAMM Show.
Ever since we first saw a video by Ellen Alaverdyan, we’ve been completely knocked out. This video is as impressive as any by the young bassist. Ellen simultaneously handles the bass and vocals on The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” in this clip.
Scary Pockets was joined by Soulive’s Eric Krasno for this funky cover of Billie Eilish’s “Lost Cause”. Sean Hurley lays down the groove on this one.
Julia Hofer has been bringing it with her “Top 5 Bass Lines” series. Here’s the latest, celebrating the bass lines of Kool & The Gang.
Aaron Gibson decided to take his song, “The Regretful Climb”, and rearrange it for solo bass. I love Aaron’s approach to solo bass, and this one is another beautiful version.
Pete O’Neill sent us his newest video, and we’re impressed as always. In this clip, Pete turns The Cars’ hit “Drive” into a solo fretless bass arrangement.
Nate Phillips is definitely in the Funk Bass Hall Of Fame. Being one of the founding members of the funk group Pleasure, he is one of the funkiest bass players on record. Here he is with bassist Andre Berry, and Wayne Jones jamming at NAMM.
Here’s a great clip from Yes’s Youtube channel archives, featuring the band in a live performance at the Rainbow Theatre in 1972. This was the “Close to the Edge” tour, with the mighty Chris Squire on bass and backing vocals on “And You And I”.
Here’s a great video from back in the day, taken from Victor Wooten’s “Super Bass Solo Technique” DVD. In this clip, Vic and the band get funky on “Pretty Little Lady”.
Nenad Vasilic sent us his latest, and it shows some real innovation! Check out his all-bass take on Deep Purple’s “Black Night” with some interesting “analog distortion”.
Gilad Ephrat sent us his latest video in his collaboration with pianist Shai Even. Gilad wrote “The Seventh Heaven” in the middle of the night, “almost during a dream”. The result is a remarkable tune and performance.
Recorded in 2008 in Los Angeles, here’s Herbie Hancock, Bob Sheppard, Marcus Miller, Lionel Loueke, and Vinnie Colaiuta performing “Cantaloupe Island” and “River”. Joni Mitchell took the stage for the second song, and Marcus switched to double bass.