Okay, this is about the craziest thing we’ve seen all day, thanks to a link from Angela. Check out this guy and his one-string bass. Hey, it is probably pretty cheap to maintain.
We recently (gasp!) discovered Aladár Pege, an extraordinary double bassist. Here are a couple of videos to help you get through Monday. Sibiu Jazz Festival 2004 Solo: Performing “Donna Lee”:
Nine year-old Yannick Koffi is barely big enough to hold up a bass guitar. But when he’s on stage, his sound is as big as anyone’s. Born in 1999, Yannick was singing – in tune – before he was a year old. He got a drum kit for his fifth birthday, and six months later added keyboard. As soon as...
Today’s featured player is Asataka “King” Bass rocking a Mark King-like duo with his teacher. Check it out:
Today’s featured video features Christian McBride playing electric bass on Jaco Pastorius’ “Havona”. Originally a two-parter video, Part 1 has been lost into the ether. But that’s okay, part 2 is killer: McBride originally recorded “Havona” on his Sci-Fi album.
Here’s Tal Wilkenfeld again, this time playing an awesome solo while performing with Jeff Beck, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Jason Rebello:
Jason, aka slapinfunk plays Jaco Pastorius’ Reza on his Ken Smith BSR6EG fretless. Want to promote a player? Drop us a note!
We’re not just on a video kick lately, we’re on a Zawinul Syndicate kick. This time around, Linley Marthe proves yet again that Zawinul knew how to pick bass players. This video features an extended solo by Marthe during the Lugano concert in July 27th, 2007, celebrating Zawinul’s last birthday. Enjoy!
Dave Holland performs with his quintet at the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival. The clip includes an interview bit in the middle, but the bass playing at the beginning is what it is all about!
Today’s featured video is from the Zawinul Syndicate’s North Sea Jazz Festival performance in 1997. Richard Bona is tearing it up, along with drummer Paco Sery and the rest of the Syndicate… If you like this, you may also like the Syndicate’s World Tour release, a live 2-disc set from the same year. The recording features the same line-up: Paco...
Legendary spoof band Spinal Tap reunited for Live Earth‘s SOS event on July 7th at Wembley Stadium. Wouldn’t you know it, the show’s highlight was “Big Bottom”, featuring “every bass player in the known universe”. Yeah, bass saves the day. Check it out:
Brian Bromberg, in support of his recent release Downright Upright, has added new dates to his tour. Get a preview of the band live in this awesome arrangement of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”: