Alfred releases the ultimate Bass Day 97 experience! John Patitucci and Billy Sheehan inspire in these two DVDs featuring exclusive performance footage from the greatest bass festival of all time! Pick up the newest additions to Alfred's Artist Series with Bass Day '97: John Patitucci and Bass Day '97: Billy Sheehan.
In 1997, John Patitucci, world-renowned acoustic and electric bassist/composer, served as Master of Ceremonies at the inaugural Bass Day celebration. In this hour-long DVD, John performs Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and five of his original compositions. Experience John's masterful technique in solo, duo, trio, and quartet settings, then view John's candid interview session covering topics from his own personal bass setup to composing.
Billy Sheehan has rewritten the book on virtuoso rock bass. His groundbreaking style and technique have been an integral part of Talas, Mr. Big, Niacin, and David Lee Roth's band. On this instructional DVD from Bass Day 97, Billy intertwines stunning solo performances with answers to audience-selected questions about tapping, neck bending, scalloped frets, dual-output basses, 4-finger plucking, covering several parts at once, string gauges, "playing" the pickups, distortion, compression, and much more. Learn from one of the true legends of bass from this remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime event.
Each DVD includes special DVD-ROM content with the complete video formatted for iPod or computer.
Bass Day '97: John Patitucci and Bass Day '97: Billy Sheehan are now available on DVD for $19.95 each.