Here’s a nice tune by Maximo Pera Renauld, who performs all the bass parts on this recording, with Hernan Marchesi on drums. Now that’s what we’re talking about!
Here’s Gary Willis at a clinic in Rotterdam, in 2006. He’s performing the tune “Bowlegged”, from his 2005 album, Bent.
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones always put on such a great live performance. I’ve always loved how Bela and Victor Wooten (and the rest of the band) play off each other. Here’s the band performing “Kaleidoscope” at the Heineken Jazzaldia in San Sebastian, Spain in 2006.
Here’s a classic Victor Bailey solo, from Joe Zawinul’s “Weather Update” band in 1986. P.S. Also loving Peter Erskine’s classic Apple Mac t-shirt.
I’ve been listening to the Donny Hathaway Live album a lot lately, focusing a lot on the last track (“Voices Inside”) and the awesome solo by Willie Weeks. So, I was thrilled to see marlowedk breaking it down in a recent video playalong video: Off to practice!
Here’s some great footage of John McLaughlin and Jonas Hellborg (and his double-neck Wal), performing live at Fabric Club in Hamburg in 1987. Things get cooking around the 2 minute mark.
Today’s featured video showcases Brazilian bassist Bruno Masquio, playing along to a recording of his original composition, “So Far…” Bruno is currently working on his solo CD. Check out more from Bruno on his MySpace page and his band page.
Today’s video features bassist Xiaohe Shi performing a solo piece on his F Bass. Xiaohe was born in 1980 in Beijing, and is now living in Germany. He started playing bass in 1995. Check out more from Xiaohe on his MySpace page.
This one seemed fitting for a relaxing Sunday afternoon… the great Ray Brown and his trio performing “Blue Monk”. Happy Sunday.
We’re still digging up videos from NAMM here and there… Here’s Michael Manring, playing his Signature Bass at the Zon booth during NAMM 2010. Crank up your speakers a little, the audio is a little light.
Here’s bass great Alain Caron – and one big acoustic bass guitar – taking a solo during the tune “Scrapper” … or is it “Scrapple for the Apple”?
Here’s a cool improvisation by Gerald Veasley and Wolfgang Puschnig performing an Ornette Coleman piece, re-composed by Paul Urbanek. Does anyone make playing the bass look easier than Gerald? Wow.