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  • Carol Kaye, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey Jam at NAMM

    Carol Kaye, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey Jam at NAMM

    Old school meets new school in this clip from Winter NAMM 2000, where session legend Carol Kaye jams with bass virtuosos Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey on a blues. They may have different backgrounds, but one thing they all share is a groove that just won’t quit. »

  • Recording Acoustic Bass with Steve Bailey

    Recording Acoustic Bass with Steve Bailey

    Recording double bass can be a real hassle. As anyone who has tried it can tell you, it takes time to find the right balance of definition and depth. Luckily, Steve Bailey spent tons of time figuring out what works for him, and made this video to share his techniques. Bailey not only explains his... »

  • Steve Bailey: Moonridge/Potpourri (Live)

    Steve Bailey: Moonridge/Potpourri (Live)

    Steve Bailey shows off his 6-string fretless (and mad skills) in this live performance of “Moonridge/Potpourri”. Bailey is backed by drummer Gregg Bissonette in this clip, taken from Bailey’s and Victor Wooten’s Bass Extremes DVD. »

  • Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass

    Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass

    Fretless bassist Steve Bailey has joined up with Warwick as an endorsing artist, and the company has just unveiled a new Steve Bailey Signature Bass. The model is a 6-string fretless based on their Streamer, though the design has been modified for better access to the upper register of the neck. The Steve Bailey Signature... »

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  • Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD

    Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD

    Warwick announced they will be releasing Warwick Live: Fuss on the Buss, a DVD release which documents the coming together of 11 bassists on a bus under the Manhattan Bridge. The group includes T.M. Stevens, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Norwood Fisher, Divinity Roxx, Jonas Hellborg, Ryan Martinie, John B Williams, Brandino, Hansford Rowe and Steve... »

  • International Solo Bass Competition: Anthony Jackson, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

    International Solo Bass Competition: Anthony Jackson, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

    Back in 2005, the Coastal Carolina University hosted their first annual International Solo Bass Competition. During the event, Anthony Jackson took the stage, and performed along with Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten. »

  • Bass Extremes (Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey): Stan The Man

    Bass Extremes (Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey): Stan The Man

    Bass Extremes, consisting of bassists Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten, put out a couple of CD’s in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Before that there was this video featuring live performances and instructional material, from Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten. One of my favorite tunes from the video is this tribute... »

  • Low Notes for Nashville Announce Benefit Concert

    Low Notes for Nashville, who formed three weeks ago in response to the floods in Nashville, Tennessee, have announced a benefit concert to continuing the fundraising efforts for area musicians impacted by the flooding. Bassist Steve Bailey will headline the event, which takes place on June 17th at 8:00pm. The show will be hosted by... »

  • Bass Jam: Tal Wilkenfeld, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Oteil Burbridge, J.D. Blair

    Bass Jam: Tal Wilkenfeld, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Oteil Burbridge, J.D. Blair

    Here’s a great clip from a Victor Wooten / J.D. Blair concert, where the group is joined by Tal Wilkenfeld, Steve Bailey, and Oteil Burbridge. As Vic says, Bailey is playing an original 6-string Carl Thompson bass for the first time. »

  • Charlie Haden and Rocco Prestia to receive Bass Player’s lifetime achievement awards

    Bass Player Magazine is giving out two lifetime achievement awards at their Bass Player Live conference next month. Jazz bassist Charlie Haden and funk bassist Rocco Prestia are receiving the award. The ceremony takes place in Los Angeles on October 24th and 25th, at S.I.R. Studios and the Key Club. There will be a screening... »