Today’s featured vid showcases the bass playing skills of Giovanni Scarabel and his band, Collage. They didn’t pick any easy tune to record either. The chose “Reza” by Jaco Pastorius. We think you’ll enjoy.
Here’s the latest video pick from our good buddy, Will, featuring Ray Brown on his 75th birthday (2001).
Our Twitter friend Flemmingdoerken; shared this remarkable performance of “Donna Lee” by bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and guitarist Joe Pass. W-O-W.
Today’s video showcases the amazing skills of bassist Jeff Corallini, performing Bach’s “Prelude in G”. Jeff claims, “it’s not perfect, maybe in 50 years.” We hope we’re around to see Jeff in 50 years then.
Current F5 (and former Megadeth) bassist David Ellefson just added the next video in his ongoing series David Ellefson’s Rock Shop. This episode covers David’s tips on maintaining your gear, changing your strings and tuning. Check it out: Hat tip to Blabbermouth.net.
We think this has to be pretty rare: Marcus Miller on a fretless bass, from his .
Michael and Randy Brecker’s Some Skunk Funk is a rockin’ tune at their normal tempo. But check this out… In 1993, with the help of James Genus on bass, Mike Stern on guitar and Dennis Chambers on drums, they rip it. This is from the Brecker Brothers’ Bottom Line performance in Nagoya, Japan, on April 1, 1993. Enjoy, and remember...
Here’s a performance featuring King Curtis on vocals with Jerry Jemmott laying it down. We think this is from a performance in 1971. Jerry Jemmott is the man. Holy smokes.
Our good friend Will sent this one in (we’re going to have to start a new category called Willie’s Picks). This is Hot Tuna’s Jack Casady on bass and Jorma Kaukonen on guitar, playing “Mann’s Fate” on the PBS show “Folk Guitar” hosted by Laura Weber. Check out around the 3:10 mark when Casady takes the lead. Nice.
We’ve covered Spaceman and his unusual bass creations before. Here’s one from the archives: the Spaceman “Dominator” Aluminum 6-String Fretless Bass The Dominator is a full-length, 6-string aluminum bass guitar with an active EMG pickup, mounted above the strings.
Bassist James Ross sends us this video of him hanging out with Victor Wooten doing some improv to The Beatles’ “Yesterday” during rehearsal at The Pageant in St. Louis. Nice.
Time to learn some fingerstyle funk. Tower of Power’s bassist Rocco Prestia shows us the way.