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  • Panagiotis Andreou and Federico Malaman: Quando quando quando

    Panagiotis Andreou and Federico Malaman: Quando quando quando

    Two of our favorite bassists got together to jam. In this clip, Panagiotis Andreou and Federico Malaman perform and all-bass version of “Quando quando quando.” I had to look up the origin of the tune, which is an Italian pop song from the early ’60s. Turns out it was one of the best selling singles... »

  • Federico Malaman & Marcus Miller: NAMM Jam

    Federico Malaman & Marcus Miller: NAMM Jam

    During the 2018 NAMM Show, Federico Malaman and Marcus Miller got together for a spontaneous jam at a Markbass event showcasing Marcus’s signature amp. Federico said, “For me, it was PURE JOY!!!” »

  • Pobozhiy / Malaman / Stepanov / Sagamonyants: The Aether

    Pobozhiy / Malaman / Stepanov / Sagamonyants: The Aether

    Evgeny Pobozhiy has a new video out featuring his collaboration with Federico Malaman, Valeriy Stepanov, and David Sagamonyants. The group play’s Evgeny’s original tune, “The Aether.” We dig this! »

  • Valeriy Stepanov, Arkadiy Kornev & Federico Malaman: МИЛАХИ-ЛАСТОЧКИ

    Valeriy Stepanov, Arkadiy Kornev & Federico Malaman: МИЛАХИ-ЛАСТОЧКИ

    A year ago, keyboardist Valeriy Stepanov, drummer Arkadiy Kornev, and bassist Federico Malaman got together to record some music. This video blew us away. Federico is showing his incredible chops (and musicianship) on this tune, which also offers up a sweet solo by him. »

  • Kromosons: #3.3

    Kromosons: #3.3

    Kromosons is a creative music project which features the bass wizardry of Federico Malaman. They’ve just shared the “third chapter of the third season” of the project, which features some excellent musicianship all around. Enjoy. »

  • Bass Bash Returns for 2017

    Bass Bash Returns for 2017

    The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #8: Federico Malaman

    2016 Reader Favorites – #8: Federico Malaman

    We’ve said it before – we’re not sure Federico Malaman is from this planet. But despite his incredible musicianship, Federico is one of the nicest (and most humble) people we’ve met. Thanks to some killer videos – and our own interview with him – Federico makes this year’s No Treble reader favorites list. 1. Federico... »

  • Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman

    Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman

    If you’ve ever looked for great bassists online, chances are you’ve watched a clip of Federico Malaman. The Italian bassist has gained a solid following on Facebook and YouTube with videos that blend quirky humor and amazing bass playing. Whether he was covering Michael Jackson or collaborating on original songs, his magnetic persona makes for... »

  • Federico Malaman Trio: Caravan

    Federico Malaman Trio: Caravan

    The Sligo Jazz Project shared this excellent video of Federico Malaman with his trio performing “Caravan”. Check out the solo by Federico! The trio also includes pianist Gwilym Simcock and drummer David Lyttle. »

  • The Eden Rabin International Project II: Tune #1

    The Eden Rabin International Project II: Tune #1

    Federico Malaman messaged me the other day about a new project he’s involved in. The idea was to take “five musicians from four different countries and make music together without ever being in the same room!” This tune was composed and arranged by keyboardist Eden Rabin (Israel) and features guitarist Tony Martinez (Spain), saxophonist Shlomi... »