Bassist Jeff Schmidt, captured in this image from Bryan Aaker, played last Thursday at the Cedar Cultural Center along with Andy McKee and Antoine Dufour. I was amazed by his finger work and technique, as well as the way he can use every part of the instrument in every song he plays.
Schmidt introduced and played every song with heart. My favorites were “The Seeing is Freeing” and a song he dedicated to the passing of a neighbor’s two-year-old daughter (unfortunately I can’t remember the name). During the concert, he mentioned that he had a few videos on YouTube. I provided a small sampling below.
The Seeing is Freeing
Live at Solo Bass Night II @ Larkspur Theater, Larkspur, CA 12.7.06
From Under the Weight of Knowing
Live at Solo Bass Night – Berkeley CA 5-17-06
Schmidt’s MySpace Page
Andy McKee’s MySpace Page