Here’s a cool improvisation by Gerald Veasley and Wolfgang Puschnig performing an Ornette Coleman piece, re-composed by Paul Urbanek. Does anyone make playing the bass look easier than Gerald? Wow.
Bassist Edmond Gilmore set out to demo his gear with this performance of Jaco Pastorius’s “Havona”, which is cool. But we had a hard time focusing on the rig, since he nailed the tune. Edmond shares, “This is My FBASS VF-5 with my Markbass classic 300 rig. I’m playing Jaco’s Havona to show that you can get that dream sound...
Here’s a great clip from a Victor Wooten / J.D. Blair concert, where the group is joined by Tal Wilkenfeld, Steve Bailey, and Oteil Burbridge. As Vic says, Bailey is playing an original 6-string Carl Thompson bass for the first time.
Here’s a cool video of Rush’s Geddy Lee talking about his hometown Massey Hall back in the day, and want it meant for him to play the place his heroes, like Jack Bruce, played when he was growing up. For more great films like this, check out City Sonic.
Zander Zon has posted another amazing video, this time, performing his arrangement of “Hallelujah”. He shares, “This is a really beautiful song that lots of piano and guitar players have covered. I really wanted a complete solo bass version to exist, so here it is! Hope you guys like it!” Zander also mentioned his new album is being replicated and...
Another short but cool video from NAMM 2010… this time, Marcus Miller and Victor Bailey jam at the Fender booth.
Here is a cool video of John Patitucci’s latest project with violinist Mark O’Connor and guitarist Julian Lage. The trio debuted January 7th at the Blue Note in NYC.
I had an appointment at NAMM that forced me to leave the first night of Bass Bash early at NAMM. Fortunately, someone filmed this performance of Damian Erksine and David Dyson, so I could catch some of the great bass I missed. Here’s what Damian had to say about the performance: “David Dyson is one of my groove heroes so...
Check out Victor Bailey and this impromptu jam with Sekou Bunch and Andrew “The Bullet” Lauer at the TecAmp booth during the NAMM 2010 show. Editor’s note: the original video featured here was removed by the author. Here’s a shorter clip of the same performance:
Here’s bassist Doug Johns doing another incredible performance at the 2010 Bass Bash during the NAMM show. Apparently, Doug was called up last minute to do an impromptu jam. In this clip, he starts off with his own take on Jaco’s “Continuum” before jumping into to a whole other jam (all while playing on the drum kit). Holy smokes.