Swiss bassist DavidSinRocks posted several playalong videos within the last couple of years, not long after he first picked up the bass. This one, Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”, was performed just 14 months after David started playing. When you’re done with that, check out David’s Jackson Five “I Want You Back” playalong. David’s band, Deep Kick, is on Myspace.
Here’s a nice performance by the Bill Evans Trio, including a great solo by bassist Chuck Israels. The trio also includes Larry Bunker on drums. Israels joined the trio after the passing of Scott LaFaro. The performance was recorded in 1965, we think.
Bassist Jean-Bertrand Carbou shares his “Bass Solo Song”, performed on a Warwick 6-string Stage Streamer I.
This video shows bassist Eddie Gomez playing with Bill Evans and Alex Riel. Gomez played with the Bill Evans trio from 1966 to 1977. After the Bill Evans trio Gomez continued to work in a countless number of settings including filling in for Charles Mingus, playing with the fusion band Steps Ahead and working with Benny Wallace, Joanne Brackeen, Jack...
Arcellus Sykes, a bassist from Portland, Oregon, just knocked me out with his playalong of John Coltrane’s solo on “Trane’s Slo Blues”. Acellus claims “it isn’t as clean as I’d like it, but hey – it’s Coltrane.” Hey, we’ll take it. If you like this transcription, you can find many more posted on Arcellus’s blog. Arcellus also offers custom transcription...
This is a great bass solo by John Entwistle, recorded during a concert with The Who at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000. Entwistle released nine solo albums in his career, in addition to his legendary work with The Who, including Left for Live, which featured guitarist Godfrey Townsend and keyboardist Gordon Cotton and Music From Van-Pires, a soundtrack for...
Two amazing bassists playing the jazz classic “There Is No Greater Love.” Both bassists show some serious chops in their solos, NHØP plays close to light-speed on his upright and and Ray Brown is his usual incredible self.
We have no idea who these guys are, but they’re rocking out to “Summertime” on top of a mountain, so we had to show them! That must have been a serious hike.
Twelve years ago, bassists John Patitucci, Tony Levin, Oteil Burbridge, Billy Sheehan, Reggie Washington and Dave Pomeroy got together to perform John Coltrane’s “Mr. P.C.” Of course, Mr. P.C. is Mr. Paul Chambers, the bassist who performed and recorded with Coltrane and Miles Davis.
Here’s Charles Mingus, playing one of his greatest tunes, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”. This performance took place live at Montreux 1975, with Don Pullen on piano, George Adams on tenor sax, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, Benny Bailey on trumpet, and Danny Richmond on drums.