The Best Double Bass Playing on YouTube
Here's part three of my list of favourite YouTube videos. In this one I cover pop music, but really it's anything that isn't jazz or classical!
Sierra Hull with double bassist Ethan Jodziewicz - 'E-Tune'
Ethan Jodziewicz regularly performs with singer/guitarist/mandolinist Sierra Hull. They are both awesome and if you like bluegrass you will love this!
Zaz with double bassist Mathieu Verlot - 'Les Passants'
I love Mathieu's double bass playing. He's got incredible technique and an amazing energy! Check out his YouTube channel for more inspiration!
Adam Chaffins - 'Hate it Here'
I love this video. Adam is an awesome bassist and singer and this video has an amazing setting so check it out!
Scott Mulvahill - 'Homeless'
What happens when you loose the power on a gig?.. It's time for the double bassist to step up and shine! Scott Mulvahill's magical performance is one of my all time favourite YouTube videos and testament to the power of live music.
Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
It just doesn't get any cooler than this! Edgar Meyer with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Stuart Duncan playing at the NPR studios. You know it's going to be amazing and it doesn't disappoint!
Danny Thompson and John Martyn 'Solid Air’
Double bassist Danny Thompson has tone to die for and is one of the best folk bassists ever. This video features a wonderful double bass solo that you will love!
Bridget Kearney - Lake Street Dive 'Walking on Broken Glass'
This performance blew me away! If you haven't heard Lake Street Dive before please stop what you are doing and check this out! It's an incredible arrangement and tasteful playing by double bassist Bridget Kearney which makes this so special. I love it!
Petros Klampanis - The Beatles ‘Blackbird'
I discovered Petros Klampanis via this YouTube video and it didn't take long for him to become one of my favourite double bassists. He has a unique voice on the instrument which combines formidable technique with his creative arrangements and compositions. Check out this beautiful performance of Blackbird, it's too good!
Jorge Roeder & Sofía Rei -"Coplas Escondidas"
You can tell from the start that Jorge is a seriously impressive bassist, but then he also start to sing! This is too good!
P.S I know this one isn't on YouTube, but it's a video that's too good not to share!
THE WOOD BROTHERS ‘ATLAS' - CHRIS WOOD ON DOUBLE BASS
Double bassist Chris Wood is a force of nature. I love his energy, incredible tone and tasty note choices. Don’t miss this one!
String Warning: Chris is using a full set of Pirastro's Eudoxa strings. These are sheep gut core, wound in silver and hand polished. So, you know they are not going to be cheap! His tone is to die for by the price may cause serious damage to your finances, so only watch this video if you can resist the compulsion to buy new strings! ;-)
I hope you have enjoyed the videos, but what have we missed? Let us know in the comments section below and share your favourite music!
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