311 bassist P-Nut was interviewed during NAMM 2009, talking basses and amps, stage volume, and why we play bass. Oh he, jams too. Enjoy!
Today’s featured video kicks off the week just right. Felix Pastorius and his band, The Heavy Pets, performs “Nautilus” in front of a live audience at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans, LA. The band is joined by Flecktones sax man, Jeff Coffin, which only adds to the greatness.
Our good friend Caleb (a piano player, but still cool), recommended today’s featured video, Brian Bromberg playing “I Got Rhythm” with Akira Jimbo and Otmaro Ruiz. Be sure to check out the solo!
We’re a week away from seeing Michael Manring live, and so we’ve decided to get ready with a few Youtube videos. Here’s Michael playing “Helios”, from his album Soliloquy on his Hyperbass:
Alphonso Johnson is a favorite of ours, and he proves once again how Joe Zawinul really knew how to pick bass players. Alphonso was replaced by Jaco Pastorius, and both appeared on Weather Report’s Black Market. Many people think Jaco held down the bass for the title track, but it was indeed Alphonso Johnson. Jaco performed on two of the...
Today’s featured player is FuryMuso, performing Muse’s “Easily”.
Bassist Walter Barnes is featured along with guitarist Tony Pulizzi, drummer Rob Hubbard, Jr. and saxophonist Keith McKelly at the NAMM Bass Bash 2009 in Anaheim, California. Enjoy “Song For Wayman”:
In a promotional video for his latest album, Paul McCartney shows his playing technique in a brief instructional video covering bass, guitar and drums. This video doesn’t cover more advanced “fiddly bits”, but is fun to watch:
Today’s featured vid showcases the only and only Gary Willis doing his thing in a live performance with Tribal Tech.
Since Miles Mosley hit our radar with his Voodoo Child performance, we’ve been listening and watching to everything we can find. His live performance of “Shine” is really impressive: Now we hope there’s a chance for these video performances to be released as high quality audio. The studio stuff is great too.
As we reported earlier, the new Jaco Pastorius Community Center opened on March 5, 2009. Here’s a video of the event, with some photo slideshow at the end: Kudos to the people of Oakland Park.
Our favorite bass teacher, MarloweDK is at it again, with a fresh batch of bass lessons. Here’s today’s featured video, Lesson #152: Doublethumppppp! in G: Want more MarloweDK? Check out his Youtube channel.