Wester Desamours has posted his latest video, a nice groove called “Hope for Haiti (Espoir pour Haiti)”. Check out Wester’s album, First Step.
Two masters at work. ‘Nuff said.
Here’s an unsung name of pick-playing bassist: Helmut Hattler. Founder of the German krautrock-turned-fusion band, Kraan, Hattler made a name for himself, in Germany especially, playing with a pick. When I think of pick-players, the first name that springs to mind is Chris Squire of the band Yes, the next name is Hattler. Here is Kraan’s tune Vollgas Ahoi (featuring...
Jeff Corallini, a bassist from France, is quite an accomplished bass player on fretted, fretless and upright basses, including 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-stringed instruments (if that’s not enough, he also plays guitar and sings). Here’s a nice little tapping/frettless arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Avé Maria. On two 7-string basses :) He has two solo CD’s out and is working...
Here’s a live performance, recorded for German television in 1989, featuring the Zawinul Syndicate with Scott Henderson on guitar, Gerald Veasley on bass, Cornell Rochester on drums, Bill Summers on percussion, and of course, the great Joe Zawinul on keyboards. The tune is “March of the Lost Children” from the Syndicate’s first release, The Immigrants in 1988.
Here’s Anthony Jackson, playing along with Michel Camilo’s All Star New York Big Band. The footage comes from the “Live in Altos de Chavón” concert. I don’t think I need to attach any comment to this… this is why I think Anthony Jackson is one of the greatest bass players in the world (and you probably should too)
George Smed used to have very popular videos on Google Video, back when watching videos online wasn’t so popular, in the days before Youtube. His tapping-arrangement of Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” was perhaps his most famous video, but his original composition, “Nothing can compare to the sunset in her hair”, was always my favorite.
What I love about spending hours browsing random Youtube videos is when you come across someone whose videos have few views but who clearly has talent and ability. Darren Frate‘s video was one of those instances for me. He seems to be one of those people who has it all, his videos both display melodic sense, rhythm, technique and composing...
Here are two great bassists, Hadrien Feraud and Evan Marien jamming at the Markbass booth during NAMM 2010. And here they are, looking even cooler:
Wow, this is one smokin’ performance by Elvis and his awesome rhythm section: bassist Jerry Scheff, rhythm guitarist John Wilkinson and drummer Ronnie Tutt. The tune is Chuck Willis’s “CC Rider” (or as Elvis titled it, “See See Rider”), performed in 1972 for the Elvis on Tour release. Enjoy!