Bass Day 1998 – Highlights
Mar 30 2011
This program presents highlights from the renowned Bass Day Festival. Some of the world’s greatest bass players gather each year at the New York festival to perform solo, jam, and share their expertise with bass enthusiasts. Some of the highlights of Bass Day ’98 included performances by bass wizards Bobby Rodriguez, Andy Gonzalez, Francis Rocco Prestia, and Michael Manning, Victor Wooten, and Bass Player of 1997 and 1998, Oteil Burbridge.
In addition to the concerts, question and answer sessions provided festivalgoers with tips and insights from the field’s top artists. Four of the best bass players around gathered in NYC on Bass Day ’98 to show off their skills for their colleagues and fans. First up, Michael Manring plays a solo set with four different instruments, all in different tunings, including one piece in which he plays all four basses at once. Mr. Gonzalez lays down some Afro-Cuban music with the help of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Bobby Rodriguez. Next, Mr. Prestia, accompanied by three Tower of Power members, takes the stage and lays down some TOP classics such as “Oakland Stroke,” “Squib Cakes,” and “What is Hip?” as well as some his own stuff. Finally, Mr. Wooten, accompanied by the great Mr. Burbridge on his finale, proves why he was Bass Player of the Year for 1997 and 1998.
Running time: 01:46:03
Video: MPEG2 720 x 480 4:3 30 fps 7500 kbps
Audio: AC3 2.0 192 kbps
Size: 4.6 Gb