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  • Mike Stern/Victor Wooten Band: Live

    Mike Stern/Victor Wooten Band: Live

    The 2013 Black Sea Jazz Festival saw a nice mashup of groups, with Mike Stern and Victor Wooten coming together on stage for this live performance. The lineup includes longtime Stern collaborator Bob Franceschini on sax and Wooten band drummer Derico Watson. »

  • La Vague: Sit Down

    La Vague: Sit Down

    Bass and vocal duo La Vague, comprised of Alessandro Corsi and Francesca Pirami, is back with a new video for “Sit Down” from their self-titled 2009 album. Corsi sets up a tasty groove and keeps the bass line running while he plays fills and countermelodies for a mesmerizing jam. La Vague is working on their... »

  • Crash Kings: Saving Grace

    Crash Kings: Saving Grace

    It has been a while since we’ve seen Crash Kings, but this band holds a special place in our hearts ever since we shared their “Evolution of Guitar – With No Guitar” video back in 2011. Here’s something much more recent, with brothers Mike Beliveau (bass) and Tony Beliveau (keyboards and vocals) performing “Saving Grace”... »

  • Colin Trusedell: Amerika, The Beautiful

    Colin Trusedell: Amerika, The Beautiful

    We’re celebrating Independence Day with a clip of U.S. Air Force bass player Colin Trusedell performing his take on “Amerika, the Beautiful,” as popularized in the bass world by Jaco Pastorius. The track comes from Trusedell’s latest recording, All By Myself. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! »

  • Steve Harris and British Lion: Eyes of the Young, Live

    Steve Harris and British Lion: Eyes of the Young, Live

    Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris is getting ready to take his solo project British Lion out on the road for a month-long tour of the UK. For a teaser of what’s to come, the bass legend posted this live clip of “Eyes of the Young” from his 2012 album. Harris brings his signature snarling tone... »

  • Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Here’s one for your throwback Thursday files: Rush performing “2112” on December 10th, 1976 at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. I love how Geddy Lee says they don’t have a lot of time, so they’ll play “2112”. »

  • Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Here’s a super fun video of the Hamish Stuart Band performing in 2013. In this clip, Will Lee is not only looking sharp, he’s laying down the funk (with some iconic bass lines thrown in here and there for good measure). »

  • The Stanley Clarke Band: No Mystery, Live

    The Stanley Clarke Band: No Mystery, Live

    Today we’re celebrating the great Stanley Clarke’s birthday with a killer clip of his band live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam. The jazz legend and crew tackle the Return to Forever song “No Mystery”, which Clarke also released on his band’s 2010 self-titled album. Clarke pulls out all the stops with his signature bass lines, arco... »

  • Tribal Tech: Face First & The Big Wave (Live in Tokyo)

    Tribal Tech: Face First & The Big Wave (Live in Tokyo)

    Here’s a great fan-shot video of Tribal Tech performing in Tokyo in 2013. Or a better way to describe it: bass in your face! Man, Gary Willis brings it on this one. But he always does, doesn’t he? »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: A Never Ending Winter

    Jesús Rico Pérez: A Never Ending Winter

    It is always exciting to see a new video from Jesús Rico Pérez. Here’s his latest – a solo fretless bass performance of his tune, “A Never Ending Winter”. Once again, Jesús creates such a rich sound on a single instrument, with no overdubs. »