Here’s a video of Chris Minh Doky sitting in with the Danish String Quartet, playing a beautiful Danish traditional called “I Skovens Dybe Stille Ro” which translates into “Tranquility of the Woods”.
Here’s a video from the 1994 “Heineken Jazzaldia” event in Spain featuring Jeff Andrews taking a solo with the Mike Stern Band.
The following video from 2002 features guitarist Doug Wood and bassist Darren Frate playing a duet. Wood is playing 12-string acoustic guitar and Frate is playing the “phenomenal bass”, as Wood puts it.
Our very own Phil Wain shares this video of Rudder performing live in a VPROJazzLive broadcast in Amsterdam earlier this month. Rudder includes Tim Lefebvre on bass, Chris Cheek on sax, Henry Hey on keyboards and Keith Carlock on drums. Check out Phil’s review of the band’s album, Matorning.
One of my favourite Stanley Clarke songs of the 70’s is called “Hot Fun” from the album. Here’s Dutch bassist “Chiel42” performing his own 2009 version.
In this video Mexican bass player Alonso Arreola performs his original composition “Seis Letras” (Six Letters). Check out more from Arreola at his Myspace page and web site.
Here’s a 1997 recording of Meshell Ndegeocello performing in a 1997 concert in Switzerland, backed by the funky bass lines of David Dyson.
Choi Dong-Ju, who goes by the screen name “jacogrow” posted this cool fretless bass jam, showcasing some of his great Gary Willis-inspired bass playing.
Here’s the young and talented Eldar Djangirov playing “Point of View”, a tune from his self-entitled 2005 release. The original tune features John Patitucci on bass and Todd Strait on drums. In this live video from 2006, Marco Panascia is playing the double bass. Check out our previous coverage of Eldar.
Here’s Mexican bass player Neftali Lopez doing a neat bass adaptation of Aram Khachaturian’s piece, originally written for piano, “Ivan Sings”. For more of Neftali Lopez check out his Myspace page.
This is the swinging Vienna Art Orchestra playing “L’art goes funk” featuring the two amazing Austrian bass players Georg Breinschmid on double bass and Robert Riegler on electric 6-string bass. Notice how the two bass players take turn playing the groove as the song changes. Very cool. For more information about the Vienna Art Orchestra visit their web site.
NAMM Bass Bash videos keep coming… Here’s a great one, featuring the bass trio of Ray Riendeau, Damian Erskine and Evan Marien, with drummer Martin Diamond, performing Stevie Wonder’s “Living for the City”.