Here’s a great studio session clip of bassists Victor Wooten and Felix Pastorius, taken during the recording of Jeff Coffin’s 2008 release Mutopia. The guys are trading solos on “Al’s Greens”.
I don’t know who “Rainy” is but I do know that it’s someone that Youtuber Ninefingerbass wrote this nice solo bass tune about. Some nice harmonics and tapping work going on here.
Shawn Moran, aka Fingersmoran, titled this tune “Bass In Yo Face”, and appropriately so because that’s exactly what it is!
Here’s some super rare footage of the Motown Studio known as the Snakepit, with James Jamerson on bass. Given the fact that Motown had not been conducting Live sessions with the vocalists and instrumentalists recording at the same time since at least 1963, this session was clearly staged for the CBS News cameras that were doing a brief piece called...
Here’s some newly posted footage of Jaco Pastorius taking a solo during a Weather Report concert in Reading, PA in October 1978. Two parts:
I love the nostalgia of hearing the theme song from a video game you played a lot when you were a kid. Youtuber “Maelz” presents his bass adaptation of the wonderful main theme from Space Harrier (1985):
This cool Polish duo act, known as 11stringduo, features Tomasz Cyranowicz on bass and Zbigniew Godlewski on guitar. This is their arrangement and performance of Sting’s song “Shape of My Heart”.
Xiaohe Shi is a Chinese bass player living in Germany. This is his bass song about his hometown Beijing and about how a lot of its history, culture and tradition was lost in the building of the modern big city.
This is the great Keith Horne soloing over the Miles Davis tune “All Blues”. Check out his amazing slap bass technique on that 6-string strung upside down!
I’ve seen a few renditions of Mozart’s Turkish March done on bass, but this one is my favourite so far. It is performed by Grzegorz Kosi?ski on his Spector 5-string. This must be very tiring on his right arm to play though as he (for the most part of the song) only uses one finger on his right hand!
Here’s Percy Jones and his band, live in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1999. Not the best video or audio quality, but worth watching the fretless master do his thing.
Here’s a nice performance for a Sunday morning (or whenever you happen to be watching), featuring bassist Charlie Haden and guitarist Pat Metheny performing Metheny’s “Farmer’s Trust”, live in Vitoria in 2009.