Here’s Christian McBride performing his version of the Weather Report tune “Boogie Woogie Waltz”. McBride said Weather Report used to close their shows with this tune, before “Birdland”. You can hear this tune and others on McBride’s album.
Heather Bloomgren of Wichita, Kansas got a very special present this year. Heather has been making a concerted effort to get her favorite band, Level 42, to make an appearance in the United States by creating a Facebook page, and also making a string of funny and interesting YouTube videos. Level 42, a band from the UK driven by singer...
Holy moly, this is the good stuff… Stanley Clarke and Steve Gadd laying down one mean groove, mostly to the Clarke tune “Silly Putty”, and a few other hits.
Check out bassist Neftali Lopez‘s adaptation of Tony Levin’s stick part from the Liquid Tension Experiment tune “Universal Mind”. Neftali is playing this on his six string bass with a Phaser (BOSS ME-50B multieffects) and the bridge pickup at 75%, to make sound similar to a Stick. Check out more on Neftali on his MySpace page.
It is hard to put into words the greatness of L’Orchestre de Contrebasses. Just watch: Check them out on their Facebook page
Everyone here at No Treble really loves the bass looper stuff. So when I caught this video by bassist Kimberly Lynn, I couldn’t wait to share it. I especially love when she switches to the baritone sax setting and plays a solo. Wow! Kimberly explains the tune’s evolution: “Inspired as I was walking through the living room and heard a...
Bassist Adam Ben Ezra put together two well known Latin pieces (Orpheus Negros and Besame Mucho) to create this solo piece for double bass. Well, maybe not exactly solo… he had some help from the birds.
What’s better than one bass jazz? Check out this video recommendation we received, featuring a performance of “Snapshot” by Barry Sahagian on bass, Aram Bedrosian on bass, and Micah Carbonneau on drums. This recording took place at the “Barry Sahagian Concert with 2 Basses” on March 22nd, 2009 at the Catamount Arts Center in Vermont.
Here’s a nice video of Miroslav Vitous performing a solo piece, “My Foolish Heart”, in Vienna in 2005.
Bassist Gustaf Fjelstrom sent in this video of him performing “Vaporous Restraint”, from his album, METAMESMERIC (previously covered here). This video was recorded live at the Y2K9 International Looping Festival on October 18, 2009. For more on Gustaf and his work, visit botched.com.
Today’s video comes by way of Philip Wain, and features bassist Frans Vollink, drummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen and guitarist Mike Outram. Great stuff.
In 2002, the WDR Big Band’s “Latin Rhythms” performance at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall featured two bassists on the Paquito D’Rivera composition “Basstronaut”. The tune features two bassists: John Goldsby on double bass and Oscar Stagnaro on the electric. Big surprise… we love it. The performance also features Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet), Claudio Roditi (trumpet), Pernell Santurino (percussion), Mark Walker (drums),...