In a show of ridiculous chops, Billy Sheehan melts faces with his shredding in this video.
Here’s bassist Adam Nitti performing the solo from “Fritter Boy” in studio. The tune is from his album, Balance.
Here is a cool, spacey, and dramatic solo from Yes’ Chris Squire, from their 1991 Union Tour. The tune is “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)”.
Here’s a short but very entertaining video from bassist Adam Ben Ezra who performs on electric, upright and melodica in this piece he calls “At the Saloona”.
Here’s one of my favorite tunes by solo bassist Trip Wamsley: “Chicken Boy”!
Here’s a live video from 1991 featuring Al Di Meola’s band with Tony Scherr on the bass playing the tune “Kiss My Axe”.
This is bassist Paulo Gustavo playing his virtuosic bass version of Steve Morse’s tune “Tumeni Notes”. And pretty much nailing it.
This Gov’t Mule clip begins with a solo by Andy Hess, where he makes a groove that just won’t stop and propels audience into a frenzy.
Here’s John Paul Jones in rare shredding form! Here he uses his 10-string with a pitch shifter to tear through this song on the .
Here’s a live performance of Allan Holdsworth at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on October 7, 1992. This performance of “Letters of Marque” features a solo by bassist Skuli Sverrison. Gary Husband is on drums and Steve Hunt is on keys. Thanks to Sigurdór Guðmundsson for sharing this with us.
This is Brazilian bass player Igor Franca, performing a 6-string bass version of the tune “Tight Trite Night”, written by the amazing acoustic guitarist, Don Ross.
The following is an extract of a tune Francois Lamouche is working on for his street playing. He calls it “Shazam Kadazam”.