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Monday, July 6, 2009

Artesa Pinot Noir & a Bass Guitar Extravaganza

Tonight, I’ve got a really nice 2007 Pinot Noir from Artesa (Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir). It’s normally about $25.00 a bottle, but it was on sale for $19.00. Beautiful garnet color with a bouquet of strawberries and cherries. On the palate, the nose is repeated augmented by hints of chocolate and light tannins. Very smooth drinker. An excellent Pinot Noir.

And to go with the wine, I’ve got something different. When I started reviewing guitarists, I mentioned that since I used to be a bass player (note the past tense) I liked a bit of “da funk” in my guitar music. Thus you hear a lot of slappers and tappers here. Well, tonight I decided to give y’all a taste of da funk. Below, you’ll find some of my favorite bassists. The list is by no means complete. Victor Wooten was reviewed individually so I didn’t repeat him here. But these are some of the best in a diversity of genres. Hope you enjoy them!

Jeff Berlin
Tears in Heaven:
Bebop Solo:
Jaco & Jeff:
With Frank Gambale:

Mark King (with Level 42)
Mr. Pink Bass solo:
Love Games:
The Chinese Way:

Billy Shehan:
Misc. song:

Alain Caron:
Slap solo:
Ink Illusion:

Jaco Pastorius
Portrait of Tracy:
Teen town: One of the greatest bass songs ever written or played.
Birdland: Great song. One of my favorites by Weathereport

Dominique Di Piazza
With John McLaughlin & Trilok Gurtu:
Little Rose:

Kai Eckhardt
Solo #1:
Solo # 2:

Rocco Prestia
Funk Bass Lesson:
Only So Much Oil On The Ground:


1 comment:

Rick Daley said...

This is a veritable treasure trove of low-end goodness. If my morning word count suffers, I'm holding you happily accountable...