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”:
The Super Jam is one of Bonnaroo’s annual highlights. This year, the Super Jam featured Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, slide guitarist/vocalist Ben Harper, and the Roots’ drummer, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson. We’ll let the video speak for itself:
David Pastorius (nephew of Jaco Pastorius) has just released a new album on P-Vine Records titled David Pastorius and Local 518. Local 518 has released a few live performance videos featuring tracks from the album: