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Bass: Listening Examples

Listening Examples

Listening examples for bass on CD, DVD and via streaming audio

Streaming Audio

These streaming audio sites are available "on demand" both on and off the Berklee campus to enrolled Berklee students, as well as Berklee faculty and staff.

CDs and DVDS


Selected CDs and DVDS from the library's collection
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Bass Department Faculty Concert Honoring Carol Kaye directed by Rich Appleman
CD 18463 - 18464  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-CD.jpg Berklee College of Music Bass Department.

Performers: Matt Marvuglio, flute; David Clark, bass; Yoron Israel, drums; Lionel Loueke, guitar; Jim Stinnett, bass; Kenwood Dennard, drums; Mick Goodrick, guitar; Joe Hunt, drums; Bruce Gertz, bass; Peter Parcek, guitar; Danny Morris, bass; Ralph Rosen, drums; Carol Kaye, bass.:

Bass Day '98 presented by Bass Collective & Bass Player Magazine
DVD 1661  Check Availability
Image:Brasslistendvd2.jpg‎ From the publisher:
Victor's entire presentation from Bass Day. Accompanied by guitar and drums, Victor presents a set that stretches from the serious thunder-funk of Ain't Got No Groove to classic performances of Amazing Grace and Norwegian Wood. Oteil Burbridge joins him for the finale.
Henry Grimes Concert directed by Herman Hampton
DVD 3588  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-DVD.jpg Recorded February 24, 2009 at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass.

Henry Grimes performs his own composition on both upright bass and violin, and recites his own poetry.:

Steve Rodby Clinic directed by Steve Rodby
TV 1351  Check Availability
Image:DummyCover.jpg Berklee visiting artist series.

Recorded November 21, 1997 at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass.:

Berklee Oral History Project: Whit Browne interviewed by Fred Bouchard
DVD 3159  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-DVD.jpg From the publisher:
Recorded February 15, 2008 at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown produced by Sandy Passman
DVD 795-796  Check Availability
Image:Basslisteningdvd6.jpg From the publisher:
Fourteen years in the making, this film is based upon a book of the same title that won the 1989 Rolling Stone / BMI "Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award;" [the film] was shot...on location in Detroit and elsewhere. This one hour and forty-eight minute documentary and performance film tells the Funk Brothers' saga through archival footage and still photos, narration, interviews, and re-creation scenes.
Journey to Love by Stanley Clarke
CD 2391  Check Availability
Image:Basslisteningcd7.jpg Working in an amplified quartet setting that includes George Duke on keyboards and guitarist David Sancious, Clarke starts off with a spidery, synthesized riff ("Silly Putty") that recalls the mechanical funk of the electric Herbie Hancock.:
Jaco Pastorius 
CD 1866  Check Availability
Image:Basslisteningcd8.jpg From the publisher:
Beyond his phenomenal bass technique and his surprisingly mature compositional chops (he was 24 when this album was released), there was the breathtaking audacity of his arrangements: "Okonkole Y Trompa" is scored for electric bass, French horn, and percussion, and "Speak Like a Child," which Pastorius composed in collaboration with pianist Herbie Hancock, features a string arrangement by Pastorius that merits serious attention in its own right.