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  • Richard Bona and MonoNeon: Engingilaye

    Richard Bona and MonoNeon: Engingilaye

    One of the best parts about social media is the spread of great art and inspiration. Bassist Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has a knack for harnessing that inspiration into new creations by taking existing videos and adding his own bass line to them to put a new spin or idea on the original. Here’s a great... »

  • Bass Players to Know: Richard Bona

    Bass Players to Know: Richard Bona

    While the past few Bass Players to Know columns have focused on blues, rock, and soul of the US and UK, it’s about time we discover what the rest of the world has to offer. Whenever I think about “world music,” or the sounds, styles, and instruments of different cultures, I frequently stumble upon records... »

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  • Richard Bona: Live at Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014

    Richard Bona: Live at Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014

    We’re celebrating the birthday of Richard Bona today at No Treble HQ, and this video is just perfect for it. So upbeat, so impressive… and like everything Mr. Bona does – so musical. Enjoy this live performance, filmed during the 2014 Safaricom International Jazz Festival. Happy birthday, Richard! »

  • Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Back in October, we shared an incredible video with Richard Bona and Raul Midón performing “Don’t Take It That Way“. Here they are again, performing “Good Times”. Good times indeed. »

  • New Steps Ahead: “Wishing Well”, with Richard Bona

    New Steps Ahead: “Wishing Well”, with Richard Bona

    What Richard Bona can do with a bass is pretty much supernatural. Here’s New Steps Ahead performing one of the Mike Stern’s tunes, “Wishing Well”, which features the Stern and Bona prominently before the rest of the band kicks in. That band also includes Mike Mainieri on vibes, Bill Evans on sax and Steve Smith... »

  • Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”, Live

    Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”, Live

    In honor of Richard Bona’s birthday today, here’s a fun live performance with Richard laying down a sweet groove on the Raul Midón tune, “Don’t Take It That Way”. The performance was filmed at Jazz in Marciac in 2011. Happy birthday, Mr. Bona! Here’s to many, many more years of great music. »

  • Richard Bona: Songs from The Ten Shades of Blues

    Richard Bona: Songs from The Ten Shades of Blues

    Richard Bona is far and away one of the greatest living bassists… and more than that, he’s the epitome of the total musician. Here’s Richard with his band performing songs from his album, The Ten Shades of Blues in October, 2009. Enjoy. »

  • Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian

    Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian

    Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian It has been a while since we’ve featured a video by Richard Bona. Time to fix that. Here’s Bona and his group performing at the San Sebastián International Jazz Festival in 2006. I think my favorite part comes just past the 10 minute mark. This one is fun.... »

  • Richard Bona: Continuum

    Richard Bona: Continuum

    Tomorrow is Jaco’s birthday, so we’re thinking a lot about the world’s greatest bass player around here. And so here’s an audio track of Richard Bona playing one of Jaco’s compositions, “Continuum”. (He throws in some extra Jaco stuff too). So much bass greatness, all in one spot. »

  • Bass of the Week: De Gier BeBop

    Bass of the Week: De Gier BeBop

    There are lots of interpretations of the old J-bass, but one that strikes me most is the BeBop made by Dutch boutique shop De Gier. It offers a little more in the curves department with subtle tweaks to set itself apart from the classic design. Available in 4- or 5-string versions, the De Gier BeBop... »