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  • Nenad Vasilic: For Luis

    Nenad Vasilic: For Luis

    Nenad Vasilic doesn’t need a whole band to fill out a song. He uses his upright as a bass and as drums in his latest video, “For Luis.” The bassist starts the groove with a syncopated rhythm tapped out on the body of his bass before digging into the bass line and melody. “This piece... »

  • Nenad Vasilic’s Latest Is a Trio Effort

    Nenad Vasilic’s Latest Is a Trio Effort

    Serbian bassist Nenad Vasilic, known for his blend of jazz and Balkan styles, has released his first trio recording, Wet Paint. Vasilic, who previously recorded in slightly larger groups, focused on walking the line between vintage and modern sounds with his trio and even reached into his own past in the attempt. The album includes... »

  • Nenad Vasilic: Zapevala Sojka Ptica

    Nenad Vasilic: Zapevala Sojka Ptica

    Ever since we posted Nenad Vasilic’s solo bass version of “Vranjanka“, I’ve been hooked on his playing. His use of ghost notes and bass percussion create such driving songs, especially for solo bass. Here’s a great clip from a recent concert in Nis, Serbia where he performed songs from his latest album, The Art of... »

  • BassTheWorld: 21 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld: 21 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld.com has followed up their “Got Bass Chops?” video with a second episode. This time, 21 bassists from around the world lay out the nastiest licks, funkiest grooves, and smoothest lines to show the scope of our beloved instrument. The bassists in order of appearance are Hadrien Feraud, Jay-Tee Teterissa, Bruno Tauzin, Andy C. Saxton,... »

  • Nenad Vasilic: Deep Purple’s “Burn” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Nenad Vasilic: Deep Purple’s “Burn” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Double bassist Nenad Vasilic is back with a new cover video of Deep Purple’s “Burn.” While the whole arrangement is acoustic, check out his innovative method for getting “distortion” to match the ’70s rock vibe. »

  • Nenad Vasilic: Vranjanka

    Nenad Vasilic: Vranjanka

    Bassist Nenad Vasilic has a new album out this month called The Art of Balkan Bass, and this preview track has been stuck in my head for a week. “Vranjanka” is a traditional Balkan folk song that Vasilic tackles by himself with his upright. He perpetuates the groove with some perfectly laid ghost notes and... »