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  • Viktor Lörincz: Return of the Boomerang

    Viktor Lörincz: Return of the Boomerang

    One of the most popular videos we’ve ever shared is Viktor Lörincz’s “Boomerang,” back in 2011. We even had Stuart Clayton transcribe it. Now Lörincz is back with “Return of the Boomerang,” a bass solo that builds on his previous and most popular video. This one’s got it all: slapping, tapping, chords, and of course,... »

  • Charles Mingus Quintet: So Long Eric

    Charles Mingus Quintet: So Long Eric

    Today we’re celebrating what would be Charles Mingus’ 92nd birthday. Here’s a video of one of my favorite Mingus tunes, “So Long Eric,” taken from Belgium’s “Jazz Pour Tous” TV program in April 1964. The quintet’s lineup includes drummer Dannie Richmond, pianist Jaki Byard, tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, and alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy, for whom... »

  • Mike Gordon: Yarmouth Road

    Mike Gordon: Yarmouth Road

    Mike Gordon’s fourth solo album, Overstep, was released last month to critical acclaim. The Phish bassist has been touring in support of the record, but he’s also just released this music video for the fourth track, “Yarmouth Road.” »

  • John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

    John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

    I’ve said it before… by far, my favorite work by John Mayer is with his trio, thanks to Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan backing him up. Here’s the trio in 2005 performing a bonus jam at the end of a concert, including “Chicken Grease” and “Cissy Strut”. Each member of the band gets his own... »

  • Willy González: 29 Mineros de San Albino

    Willy González: 29 Mineros de San Albino

    Willy González is one of my favorite bassists. His unique approach draws from traditional Latin American folk styles with strumming and fingerstyle techniques on his 6-string bass. Here’s Willy performing the song “29 Mineros de San Albino”: »

  • Patax: “Billie Jean” Rumba

    Patax: “Billie Jean” Rumba

    Our good friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux delivers once again with a incredible video he’s shared with us. “This band Patax has some serious stuff. DIG THAT TONE!!! The bassist is really amazing. I hope you guys will enjoy watching this an share it to the readers.” That bassist is Alain Perez, who also handles vocal improvisation... »

  • Armin Metz: Infin

    Armin Metz: Infin

    Armin Metz has created a piece of art with his latest video for his song “Infin.” Using harmonics and a long reverb, Metz builds an ethereal soundscape with a minimalist video of just himself and his bass. »

  • Derek Frank: All Day Sucker

    Derek Frank: All Day Sucker

    Derek Frank has some serious groove, and he put it to work on this cover of Stevie Wonder’s “All Day Sucker.” Frank shares that his version is “played ala Marcus Miller, with some fun analog synths and vocoder in addition to bass.” Get ready to nod your head. »

  • Dean Brown Band with Hadrien Feraud: Uncle Ray

    Dean Brown Band with Hadrien Feraud: Uncle Ray

    This one is killer. Performing live at Live-Proberaum in Zülpich, Germany, here’s the Dean Brown Band performing “Uncle Ray”. The band is anchored by bassist Hadrien Feraud and drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith (Smith wrote the tune). Rounding out the quartet is Bernard Maseli on vibes. The tune appeared on Brown’s 2012 album, . Oh yeah. »

  • Adam Stevens: Live Solo Bass Loop Version of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

    Adam Stevens: Live Solo Bass Loop Version of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

    Adam Stevens always impresses us with his solo bass arrangements. Here he is with one of his latest – a live bass loop version of Little Dragon’s “Twice”. »