Posts Tagged ‘bass’

As you can probably tell by now, I made my choice and decided to go for the amazing bass show performed by the greatest bassists in the world today. Now, a few hours after the show, I’m still reeling from the all the groove kicked up by the 3 “crazy people” as Victor Wooten put it so aptly.

Not quite a showcase of pyrotechnics and wizardry as G3 is. However, SMV had this uncanny ability to lock the whole audience in a tight groove. From start to finish, the audience kept nodding, tapping their feet or clapping to the beat of the band.

Of course, each of the individual bassists had do a little bit of showing off on their own, and each of them had their own special something to bring to the table. Victor had his inventive genius, particularly in his use of the looper machine. Marcus Miller demonstrated unfair amounts of talent by playing not just the bass, but the saxophone and the bass clarinet as well. My favourite was Stanley Clarke with his unmistakable tone (there were times I couldn’t tell Wooten and Miller apart clearly) and who went on to show off his mastery of the acoustic bass.

My fellow audience members were particularly receptive to SMV, applauding enthusiastically after every single solo and the occasional cry of “We love you Stanley!” could be heard now and then. It was a great experience really for $40.

Marcus Miller had a question for the Singapore audience early in the show,

“Singapore, do you like bass?”

Hell yeah.

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I must admit, I’ve never heard of a bass trio ever before in my life! I mean, who needs bassists anyway? Guitars are so much better right? (This is a joke, please don’t flame me ok?) So when I found out that bass trio SMV was headed to Singapore, I went out and did a little information searching. The verdict? A show that looks set to be astounding and more.

SMV consists of  Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten each of them have had astounding solo careers as individual bassists. Information about each of them is readily available all over the web but I was more eager to hear how they’d sound.

Youtube had a few videos of SMV performing but I’m putting up just one of them here. I personally think that the show will be fantastic. I know there might be some people who feel this is just a “Musician Stunt Show” rather than an actual music event. I guess its up to you to decide. As of now, I’m agonizing over whether to shell out $80 to watch them!

For more information on SMV’s performance, go here.

You can also check out the following vids if you’re interested: