SOLO BASS AT CORNELIA ST CAFE(2014) – Untitled movement from “Suite for Solo Bass”
This is a clip made by Petr Salidar of a performance of a solo bass piece I’m writing. It’s still a work in progress, but the moment seemed right, so it was performed live at Cornelia St. Cafe, as a postlude to the premiere of Jesse Elder’s piece Source Material. Please listen with headphones or real speakers if possible- the bass is totally lost on most computer speakers.
ELDERCHILD ENSEMBLE AT CORNELIA ST CAFE (2014) “Source Material”
This is an 40 minute epic composition by Jesse Elder. This is some of the most involved music I have ever played, and I am proud to be a part of this experience. It’s long, but it’s well worth your time. Trust me.
DAN KARLSBERG TRIO AT THE BLUE WISP (2010) – “Cherokee”
Here’s a clip of the Dan Karlsberg Trio, (Dan Karlsberg – piano, Steve Whipple – bass, Anthony Lee- Drums), performing “Cherokee” at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati, OH. The trio has been playing together for over 10 years now, and has developed an eerie kind of telepathy- I think this clip illustrates the special connection we have.
DAN KARLSBERG TRIO AT THE BLUE WISP (2010) – “T Ordering Food” (excerpt)
Another clip of the Dan Karlsberg Trio, this time performing one of Dan’s originals. From the same concert as above. There are more clips of the performance of this song on youtube, so check it out if you’re interested!
DOUBLE BASS DOUBLE VOICE FOR CAPSULOCITY (2012) – “Ribbon in the Sky”
One of my favorite current projects that I’m proud to be a part of. Just a double bass and a couple of amazing voices (Emily Braden and Nancy Harms). Here, we are performing “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder.
TRIO JOTA SETE (2011) – “On a Misty Night”
Trio Jota Sete (Jason Ennis – guitar, Steve Whipple – bass, Conor Meehan – drums) plays a unique mix of swinging jazz tunes and Brazilian music. Here’s our arrangement of Tadd Dameron’s “On a Misty Night.”
XYLOPHOLKS (2011) –
The Xylopolks is a very unique ensemble that performs novelty ragtime xylophone music, mostly from the 1920s. We dress up in costumes – I’m Pinky, the pink gorilla, and my friend Jon Singer is usually Skunky, the skunk, though in this clip he’s a reindeer. Sometimes we augment the band with various other furry creatures, including Dog playing piano, Chicken playing banjo, and sometimes Pinky II, who also plays bass. Most of our performances are in the subways of New York City, though we have done some notable international appearances. Here’s a clip of us around the holiday season in 2011.
BRENT GALLAHER QUARTET AT THE BLUE WISP (2009) – “Sweet Georgia Bright” (excerpt)
A clip of the Brent Gallaher Quartet (Brent Gallaher – tenor sax, Dan Karlsberg – piano, Steve Whipple – bass, Tony Frankln – drums) performing “Sweet Georgia Bright” by Charles Lloyd. The clip starts after Brent’s solo.