Here’s Stu Hamm performing solo at Hartke’s booth at the 2010 NAMM show. Stu is a great guy, spending time with us after the performance and showing off his favorite new t-shirt:
The first night of Bass Bash at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, CA (during NAMM 2010) was a great time. Here’s Japanese bassist Katsuji Morioka, performing Pat Metheny’s “Bright Size Life”:
Here’s Jeff Berlin at the Markbass booth, performing with drummer Danny Gottlieb (on one cymbal!) The guys at Markbass have been very cool, and very busy this year… We’ll be posting coverage on their new lines soon.
We’re at the NAMM show this week, and to kick it off, here’s a video of bassist Seth Horan, performing with guitarist Petteri Sariola at the Marriott main stage.
Yesterday, we featured a video from Joe Zawinul’s later years. Today, we go back 38+ years, to a Weather Report video shot in 1971. This performance took place at the NDR Jazz Workshop, with Zawinul on keys, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Wayne Shorter on sax, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Dom Um Romao on percussion, Eje Thelin on trombone, John Surman...
Here’s a video performance from the 1996 Hamburg Jazz fest, featuring Joe Zawinul’s band with Richard Bona on bass, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, Mokhtar Samba on drums and Abdou Mboup and percussion. Zawinul was promoting his just-released My People album.
Today’s video comes as a recommendation from our Facebook friend, Eddie Lee, who posted this to our page: “Had to share this with you guys… No bass solo-shock-horror! Just a lovely little arrangement and some funky stuff from the great RB.” RB, of course, is the great Ray Brown. Here’s Ray and his trio (including pianist Gene Harris an drummer...
In what is obviously a clip from the 80’s, here’s Brian Madden of NBC News doing an interview/story on Stanley Clarke. Is it okay if we say how glad we are that the 80’s hairstyles, clothes, eyewear and synthesizers are long gone?
Flea performed the national anthem with Josh Groban at the Rose Bowl BCS National Championship football game a couple of days ago: Personally, we like the performance he did before the Lakers game better:
Check out this live performance of Damian Erskine and his band performing one of Damian’s tunes, “Fif”. The performance took place in Portland, at the Mission Theatre. Awesome tune. Maybe someone can Ask Damian Erskine what the time signature is!