I stumbled upon a newly remastered version of Weather Report’s live performance in Belgrade on October 31, 1980. Jaco Pastorius is on fretted bass on this one, with the band tearing through “Birdland”, with Jaco’s “Liberty City” in the mix.
Our good friend Tony Senatore shared his latest video with us, with his band, Rook. I really dig the sound on this one, with Tony rocking his Dan Armstrong London bass on the tune, “The Path”.
The Omnific is a killer prog-metal band consisting of two bassists – Matthew Fackrell and Toby Peterson-Stewart – with drummer Jerome Lematua. Their latest song, “Wax & Wane”, distills their melodic yet aggressive sound.
Our friend Pete O’Neill sent us this video with his solo fretless bass arrangement of “Hold Me Now” by the Thompson Twins. This arrangement was part of his “The 80s” EP, released last year.
Dino Jelusick recently pulled together an incredible line-up for this cover of Boston’s “Foreplay/Long Time”. The band includes Jelusick along with Henrik Linder, Mike Portnoy, Lachy Doley, Joel Hoekstra, and Justin Johnson.
Charles Berthoud is running a series of videos with this challenge posted to his fans: “If ____ was the hardest song in the world”. In this one, he takes on the Chili Peppers’ “Californication”, with a variety of impressive techniques.
I can’t believe I’ve never seen this video before, but I’m glad I finally did. In this clip, Band of Gypsys – with Buddy Miles on drums and Billy Cox on bass – are in the studio recording the song, “Power of Love”.
Nick Lloyd recently shared this video on Facebook of Mariya-Andoniya Andonova-Henderson performing Bach’s Cello Suite No.6, Prelude on a bass he built. The tone and performance are magnificent!
The Fearless Flyers shared some exciting news yesterday. The band is releasing an album from their live performance at Madison Square Garden Here’s a preview of what’s to come, with Joe Dart and the guys getting funky on “Introducing the Fearless Flyers.”
Zander Zon has a new Dingwall Combustion 5-String bass, and he decided to put it to good use with his latest video. In this clip, Zander performs his incredible solo bass arrangement of John Denver’s hit tune, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”.
1983 was definitely a good year. A shift in music was happening. David Bowie and Nile Rodgers hooked up to produce one of the biggest records of the 80s, “Let’s Dance”. Here’s Carmine Rojas’s isolated bass track layered with synth bass.
10-year-old bassist Áron Hodek continues to amaze. In this clip, Áron plays along with Majid Jordan’s “Waves of Blue”. The way he adds to these songs is so cool.