Vincenzo Maurogiovanni is a talented bassist and teacher from Bari, Italy who first rose to international recognition when he entered and won the European Bass Day Solo Bass competition in front of a panel consisting of Alain Caron, Matthew Garrison, Lincoln Goines, Hadrien Feraud, Pippo Matino, Dario Deidda and Fabrizio Bianco. Matthew Garrison liked the fact that Vincenzo didn’t imitate...
Check out this amazing trio of bass greatness: Edgar Meyer, Ray Brown and Victor Wooten, in a 1991 performance. “Walk that dog!” Tip o’ the hat to The Double Bass Blog
We’ve been watching the Markbass Contest on Youtube (previously covered here) and ran into this gem by bassist Max Link and his quartet. Max doesn’t want double bassists left out: “The Markbass cmd 121 also sounding great with a double bass!” This video was recorded at Stadttheater in Fürth Germany and features Link on bass, Bastus Trump on sax, Tobias...
NorCal Bassix has posted a bunch of videos from their event on May 2nd. Here’s one featuring special guests Michael Manring and Stew McKinsey performing one of Stew’s songs. Check out more videos from the event.
Bassist Ray Riendeau is becoming a favorite around here. His latest video, remaking Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir should show you why.
Check out Dave Pomeroy with his Bass Day evening kick off performance of “The Day The Bass Players Took Over The World” (back in the 90’s, we think). We especially loved the “tied up the guitar players with those big ol’ flatwound strings. Sorry boys.” line. (Not to mention the bass playing and that sweet 5 string electric upright.)
Check out bassist Dave Marks, taking a solo break during a Carl Palmer Band concert. We really like the loops he put together, almost as much as the soloing.
In today’s featured vid, bassist Paul Jackson, of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters band is joined with drummer Mike Clark in a multi-groove compilation. I don’t know if I should just watch or grab my bass and learn all of these. Who am I kidding? I’m going to do both.
Okay, we’re now huge fans of bassist Stuart Clayton, after watching exactly one video. It didn’t hurt that he’s playing the theme from The Simpsons. Or that he nailed it. See for yourself:
Today’s featured video comes by way of a submission on our Youtube group and features the innovative folks over at BalloonBass.com. Addi Somekh demonstrates how to make and play a balloon bass.