On the first video of this set "Thonk",Michael played four solo pieces that use some unorthodox techniques. In this video, he described each of the techniques involved and demonstrates his approach to performing this music. Topics include: using altered tunings, the capabilities of the Hyperbass,m applying the slap technique to a fretless bass, use of the Ebow and playing with two Ebows simu7ltaneously, changing tunings while playing, composing with multiple tunings, and playing with several instruments simultaneously.
The second Video, is a performance video of Michael performing jazz with a 4 piece band. Some great playing on this video
They demonstrate how the bass guitar can supply bass lines, piano and guitar-type comping figures, lead solos and percussion parts, in styles ranging from Bebop to New Age to Heavy Metal. Each highlights different aspects of their amazing techniques
Dave Pomeroy who has appearede on over 250 Albums, 50 top ten singles and five Grammy winning recordings, takes viewers inside Nashville demo and mastering sessions, while covering number charts, part development and studio gear. Also featured are three live performances utilizing the 5-string, 4-string, fretless and electric upright basses
Billy Sheehan ia a pioneering virtuoso who has rewritten rhe book on rock and roll bass with such bands as Talas. David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and Niacin, as well as through his legendary Clinics,workshops and seminars. On this video, Billy wraps three solo performances around bending, scalloped frets, 4 finger plicking , covering several frets at once, string gauges, "playing" the pickups, distortion, compression, and much more
On this video Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band and the Aquarium Rescue Unit unleashes six jaw-dropping performances and discusses his various basses; his right hand , left hand and two handed tapping techniques; and most extensively, his amazing chordal approach
John Patitucci, Artistic Director of The Bass Collective in New York City and bassist on numerous jazz, pop, and classical records, along with his seven solo albums, performs "Giant Steps," and five originals using both acoustic bass and six string electric. In an exclusive clinic,he addresses soloing, scale studies,acoustic thumb positioning, the New York scene and composing.
These brilliant bassists are considered two of the finest upright bass players in the world. On this video, they showcase their talents on eight mesmerizing duets that fully display their soloing and comping abilities, both with the bow and pizzicato. Also includes an insightful Q&A session.
Francis Rocco Prestia has earned a place among the all-time great bass stylists. As a member of Tower of Power, Rocco set a standard of funk playing that bassists still aspire to. Here, accompanied by Top members, David Garibaldi and Jeff Tamelier, along with original member Lenny Pickett, he performs a burning set of seven TOP classics, including "Oakland Stroke", "Soul Vaccination", "Squib Cakes" and "What is Hip"? plus tunes from his acclaimed solo album. He also talks about creating a groove, his early days with Top and more. Also included is a 30 minute conversation/lesson with Rocco, during he talks about developing bass parts, his influences, and his approach to bass technique, including his use of ghose notes and muting. Plus,he demonstrates many of his classic bass lines. (77 min)
Victor Wooten has been named Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player Magazine for the past two years. He has truly charted new territory on the electric bass, and has earned a reputation as a musician of incredible depth with a vast arsenal of techniques.
At Bass Day '98, accompanied by his brother Elijah (Regi) Wooten on gutiar and Kelly Gravely on drums, he presented a set of amazing music that stretched from the serious funk of "U Can't Hold No Groove" to classic performances of "Amazing Grace" and "Norwegian Wood"e. Victor is joined by Oteil Burbridge for a tour de force finale
Victor also discusses his thoughts about music as a language, the tradition of the electric bass and he provides a brilliant lesson on bass technique, including exercises for developing his new staccato thumb/pluck technique.
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Manring, Gonzalez, Prestia, Wooten
Bass Day 1998 brought together bass players from all over the globe to NYC to attend an event that featured four of the world's most celebrated bass players. In a day that made bass history.
Michael Manring has developed a unique approach to the bass as a solo instrument. At Bass Day '98, he kicked things off with a set of fascinating solo pieces on four different instruments in various tunings, including one piece where he played all four basses at the same time!
Andy Gonzales is recognized as one of today's leading bass players in the Afro-Cuban tradition. At Bass Day he led a group of top Latin musicians in a scorching set of contemporary and traditional Afro Cuban music. Bobby Rodriguez, one of the most influential bassists in the history of Latin music, joins Andy, and is presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.
Francis Rocco Prestia has earned a place among the all-time great bass stylists. Here, accompanied by Top members, David Garibaldi and Jeff Tamelier, along with original member, Lenny Pickett he performs a burning set of Top classics, including "Oakland Stroke"< Squib Cakes" and "What is Hip?" plus tunes from hsi acclaimed solo album. He also talks about creating a groove, his early days with Top and more
Victor Wooten has been named Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player Magazine for the past two years. At Bass Day '98, he presented a set of amazing music that stretched from serious funk to beautiful ballads, with plenty of stops in between. Victor is joined on stage by the great Oteil Burbridge. A tour de force by one of the most creative musicians performing today..
band is comprised of four of the most acclaimed
musicians in contemporary music. Each has
years of performance and recording credits, all
having worked with a veritable who's-who of
jazz and popular music. In addition, each has led
his own band, and received great critical acclaim
both as a composer and a player.
On this video the band performs a set of eight
brilliant compositions (two by each member of
the group) which range in style from the spiritual
ballad feel of "The Well" by John Patitucci, to
the second-line funk of "Cats and Kittens" by
Peter Erskine; from the country-inflected swing
of "That's For Sure," by John Abercrombie, to the
strutting groove of "Modern Day Tuba," by Bob Mintzer.
Interspersed between these phenomenal performances
each member of the group steps forward to discuss his
own approach to playing his instrument and to playing in an
ensemble. A very special concert and clinic all in one.
VICTOR WOOTEN （YIN-YANG） 暂无封面
Featuring in-session footage from Vic's
"Yin Yang" album.
With: Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Joseph Wooten and
Making Music features two of the most creative musicians in contemporary music. Victor and Carter have known each other since they were kids, growing up in Charlottseville VA, but the "Yin Yang" album was the first project that they had ever done together. Hudson Music filmed these two incredible musicians for two days while they recorded two tracks for "Yin Yang" (Compass Records). Making Music will give you an inside look as two great songs, "Zynergy" and "Resolution" are introduced, developed and recorded. It's a fascinating process to watch when players of this caliber are involved.
Also featured is material from an additional shoot in a NYC recording studio. Over the course of this session Carter and Victor discuss their approaches to both songs and isolate the bass and drums parts for each. They also cover such topics as playing in odd times, styles, musicianship, turnarounds and more.
Running Time: 95 minutes