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Jeff Berlin's "Tears in Heaven" video???

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by djshawn47, Nov 11, 2005.


  1. I have seen this video online. It was like a home recording of him jamming out in this song in a studio. Does anyone have it or can you direct me to a link of it? Listenning to the song and watching him play it are two completely different experiences and they are both awesome.

    Thank you
     
  2. i didn't know there was a video...i just heard the soundclip...i'd be interested in seeing this
     
  3. Scroller

    Scroller

    Jul 16, 2005
    ANY footage of Berlin is tough to come by. Other than his instructional video and the Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe tour (long out of print and the camera is hardly ever on the bassist for long anyway), the best thing I've seen featuring Berlin is the Spice of Life tour (1987) live in Japan w/Kazumi Watanabe on guitar and Bruford on drums. Excellent audio and video quality. A couple times throughout the concert Berlin kicks in some distortion and wails away. 'NNNNiiice. It's pricey though (around 45 bucks I believe) and I think it's still readily available online...
     
  4. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Listening to "Tears in Heaven" right now and it's awesome... until that synth kicks in at the end. :meh:
    Still, that guy can play and I even kind of like his tone on that recording.
     
  5. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    Holy crap!

    I downloaded the song from the link posted above...

    Jeff berlin is now my bass god!!
     
  6. ladros2

    ladros2

    Jun 2, 2005
    Ireland
    How many strings is he using?
     
  7. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Last time I talked to him he was using 4 strings ;)
     
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I'm pretty sure Jeff is a 4 string fretted player exclusively. The man is a monster, truely one of the greatest soloists ever IMO. Too bad stuff he's on is few and far between.
     
  9. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    AFAIK, Berlin has rarely played anything other than fours. I think he on occasion has used 5-strings when playing as a sideman (for easier on-the-fly transpositions I gather), but sticks to 4-strings on his solo material.
     
  10. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    As far as I know, Jeff plays strictly 4, so the recording should be a 4 string as well. I don't think Jeff "cheats" and uses sixers in the studio.
     
  11. The video for this song is sick. Its not a video so much as it is a private recording, but it is edited and it cuts from between him and his drummer. I found it on an international site. I beleive it was a russian or croatian site. If someone could find it....we would all be very thankful. To see him play that masterpiece is unreal.
     
  12. Oh and by the way he is playing a 4 string in this recording.
     
  13. I would love to see the video, anything by Jeff is pretty much gold.

    This link was posted a while back:

    http://www.kataweb.it/community/live/jeff_berlin/index.html

    Not exactly Tears from Heaven, but considering the lack of videos out there, it is an excellent find. It features Jeff playing with his trio and Miroslav Vitous. Jeff has such a great sound on this video, he's one of the few bassists you can recognize just by listening to a couple of notes.
     
  14. Pruitt

    Pruitt

    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    He's been my bass god for 25 years now. lol :D
     
  15. Monomer

    Monomer

    Jul 22, 2005

    He's a fretless player also.


    My Highschool is (near south-eastern, MI) is featuring him in our Jazz Festival. I cant wait.
     
  16. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    wow.

    freaking amaing.
     
  17. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  18. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    Wow this brings back interesting memories....
    My Japanese teacher would walk around class singing it.......
    it was hilarious..
     
  19. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    Im pretty sure jeff only plays fretted,i read in a interview that he didn't want jaco comparisions so he vowed not to play frettless.