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Bruno Tauzin’s “Inspiration Schumanienne”, a fretless bass solo

We stumbled upon Bruno Tauzin and his videos and had a hard time picking one to feature. In the end, this performance was a favorite, featuring Bruno on 5-string fretless and playing his own Robert Schumann-inspired composition. Check out Bruno’s video page for more great performances.

Jaco Pastorius: 1979 Solo Performance of “Continuum”
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Jaco Pastorius: 1979 Solo Performance of “Continuum”

We discovered this rare Jaco Pastorius video thanks to Ingrid Pastorius sharing it with us on Facebook recently. This video was recorded at the Berliner Jazz Stage, live in 1979. Ingrid sets up the video with some pretty cool insider knowledge: “…that day Jaco met Toots for the first time, had a backstage conversation with Chick about fame, was the...

Miles Davis and Marcus Miller: Mr. Pastorius, Live
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Miles Davis and Marcus Miller: Mr. Pastorius, Live

In the late 80’s, Marcus Miller and Miles Davis performed live on David Sanborn’s TV show. This video includes the conversation between Marcus and Miles before they jumped into a performance of “Mr. Pastorius”, from the album. Good stuff.

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Basic Funk Formula, Bootsy-style
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Basic Funk Formula, Bootsy-style

Bootsy Collins, one of the funkiest bassists ever, shares his formula for a basic funk line. Just keep it on the one, and you can do anything you want with it!

Jeff Schmidt: “Little Sunflower” Solo Bass
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Jeff Schmidt: “Little Sunflower” Solo Bass

Check out Jeff Schmidt performing Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower”: For more, check out Jeff’s CD, Outre.

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Gustaf Fjelstrom: Live looping bass cello performance

We can’t get enough of the looper videos around here. This one is particularly interesting, featuring Gustaf Fjelstrom and his bass cello. This performance took place on April 10, 2009 a house concert in Capitola, CA.

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Trip Wamsley: Huevos Con Dios

Check out Trip Wamsley and his extended range bass, in this live performance of “Huevos Con Dios”. The tune is also on Trip’s CD, Curve.

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Todd Johnson Trio: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Today’s video features bassist Todd Johnson and his Trio, performing “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” live in November, 2008. Nice!

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Wies de Boevé: Czardas on double bass

Check out bassist Wies de Boevé, then 19 years old, performing “Czardas” in his first concert as a soloist.

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Brad Russell & Steve Smith: Spain

Today’s featured vid showcases the great bass work of Brad Russell, playing Chick Corea’s “Spain” to a recording with drummer Steve Smith. Brad is a freelance bassist who has worked with Clarence Clemmons, Pat Travers, Ric Derringer and Peter Cetera.