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Name that Bass DVD

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by cgworkman, May 12, 2005.

  1. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    How many DVD's are currently out there featuring known bassists?

    We all know of the usual Marcus Miller, Victor, etc, etc DVD's. But what else is out there?

    This can be instructional or concert. Perferably DVD's with the bassplayer being the main attraction. I'm looking tio expand my DVD collection :smug:

    I currently have:

    Jaco's Modern Electric Bass
    Marcus Live
    A couple of Sting's
    Larry Graham's
    Victor's Bass Day 98
    Rush in Rio
    Prince: Live at the Aladdin
    Prince: 1999-2000 New Years Concert
    Peter Gabriel (with Tony Levin) SEcret World
    Peter Gabriel Live Somewhere else
    Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
    Stevie Ray Vaughn Live (somewhere)

    What am I missing?
  2. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Matt Garrison Live - DVD/CD combo.
  3. Primus - hallucino-genetics live 2004
    RHCP - Off the Map and Live at Slane
    Flea - Spontaneous Jam...(instructional dvd)
    Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light (featuring Jaco on bass, Pat Metheny and Micheal Brecker)
    Mudvayne - Live Dosage
    No Doubt - Rock Steady Live. (probably not your thing, but Tony Kanal knows how to perform on stage, plus his a wicked bassist.)
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    A couple others you may enjoy-

    Allman Brothers-Live At The Beacon(the one with Oteil in the band)
    Gov't Mule-The Deepest End(cd/DVD combo...many bassists are featured)
    Mike Gordon's Rising Low...again, many bassists are featured.

    Standing In The Shadows of Motown-Bob Babbitt + some of The Funk Brothers playing live.
    Baby Snakes-Frank Zappa...some in-concert footage of Pat O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Adrian Belew, etc.
    Prince-Live At The Alladin, Las Vegas...very entertaining show; killer band behind him.
    Steely Dan-Two Against Nature...see above.
    Steely Dan-Aja. Behind the scenes' peek; Chuck Rainey gets some screen time.
    Screaming Headless Torsos-Live in NYC & Paris. TWO DVDs. Killer stuff.

    I also have a couple of "Drum" DVDs; Modern Drummer festivals and a Drum Collective thing...both have their share of bassists playing along.

    I have heard the Tower Of Power DVD is happenin'. I have been holding back 'cause the guy who recommended it is the same guy who went nutz over an Earth, Wind, & Fire Live In Concert DVD. I bought into that...IMO, it looks like EW&F is playing to a track. Pretty weak.
  5. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Anyone check out that Brother Johnson Live DVD?
  6. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Walking with Giants.
    Reed Mathis will boogie woogie on your brain.

    Phish - Bittersweet Motel, Live in Vegas, IT.

    Allman Bros. - any of them with Woody!

    Rocco's bass day '98 - crazy technique.
  7. Bob Marley - The Legend Live
    Bob Marley - Live
  8. Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio

    Yes: Symphonic Live

    U2: Live in Boston Elevation Tour

    Dream Theater: Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From New York

    Dream Theater: Images and Words Live in Tokto/5 years in a lifetime double dvd pack

    Dream Theater: Live at the Budokan
  9. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    I bought the one from Ohne Filter, and have already sold it as used on Ebay - and I'm a die hard ToP fan since the 1970s!

    The performance is great, it's just that the sound mixing and EQ is crappy to mediocre, from the bassist's point of view. The mixing and EQ on the brass section and vocals is decent, however, the bass is not as upfront or clear in the mix as it should be - enough so that I didn't need to maintain this DVD in my library, the sound is just not there IMHO. it's no justice to Rocco's presence and his playing.

    :scowl: :( :rollno:
  10. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    That interesting considering that venue is supposed to be the shiz-nit when it comes to live recording! :cool:
  11. Live at The Quick - Flecktones

    No explanantion needed. ;)
  12. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Jonas Hellborg - 'Paris'

    I sold my electric bass and bought an ABG after watching this!

    Also, Herbie Hancock's Future2Future live DVD - Matthew Garrison on bass.
  13. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    I just ordered this...

  14. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    A couple great ones I don't think were mentioned:
    Marcus Miller - Live in Concert
    Level 42 - Live 2001 Reading UK
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Thanks...my 'library room' is limited & I don't need anything taking up space.
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Rufus Reid's "Evolving Bassist" is good as an instructional video for Jazz bass and has some nice live footage...

    If we're talking about a concert video with bassist featured, then it's great to see Jaco in his prime with Weather Report on "Young and Fine Live!"
  17. Drummers Collective - 25th Anniversary Celebration And Bass Day 2002
  18. olesne


    Mar 25, 2005
    Someone mentioned The Deepest End but don't forget the doccumentry of the Deep End albums I & II. It's called Rising Low it is great to see all those different Bass playing monsters talking about what makes them tick. :)
    Another good one is Standing in the Shadows of Motown :bassist:

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