Jazz Bass Video for KCBassfest 2020

This video was made for KCBassfest 2020. Starts with some shots of Yellowstone NP with Bob playing Jay Livingston’s “Never Let Me Go”, same guy that wrote the theme for the 1960s TV series “Mr. Ed”. Go figure. Demonstrates a snippet of a diminished pattern. Then Bob plays some relatively “straight ahead” blues ending with Joe Henderson’s “Isotope”. Then he does a tribute to Johnny Mandel, who recently passed on the same day as Carl Reiner. Mandel did the music and Reiner starred in “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming”. Bob then plays “Emily” by Mandel with Montana guitarist, Alex Nauman. After that an original of Bob’s, “Only Numbers”, dedicated to the COVID-19 lives that have been lost thus far and those yet to come.

Ben Markley, Bob Bowman, Daniel Jonas, and Andy Wheelock in concert

The University of Wyoming Department of Music faculty members pianist Ben Markley and percussionist Andy Wheelock welcome bassist Bob Bowman and trumpeter Dan Jonas

Michelle Manzo Cobb, Bob Bowman, Cheyenne John-Henderson, and Alex Platt

InterShed Live! Featuring Michelle Manzo Cobb, Bob Bowman, Cheyenne John-Henderson, and Alex Platt


Bass solo “Tragedy” by Bob Bowman

Beautiful Love

“Beautiful Love” by Wayne King, Victor Young, Egbert Van Alstyne, and Haven Gillespie From Bob Bowman’s album “Songs for Sandra”

Never Let Me Go

Bass solo “Never Let Me Go” by Jay Livingston who also wrote theme from Mr.Ed. Go figure?

No Title

Bass solo “No Title” by Bob Bowman

Alice in Wonderland

Bass solo “Alice in Wonderland” by Sammy Fain & Bob Hilliard

Someday my prince will come

“Someday my prince will come” by Interstring 2014. Danny Embrey on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, Todd Strait on drums and Rod Fleeman on guitar

Shiny Stockings

“Shiny Stockings” by Bob Bowman/Roger Wilder/Todd Strait 2014

I love you

“I love you” by Bob Bowman/Danny Embry 2013

Thad Jones – Mel Lewis Orchestra Domile, München July 8, 1976

Carmen Mcrae Live in Tokyo, Japan, 1986.

Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin Big Band – Farewell to Mingus