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  • Katie Thiroux: “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” & “Ray’s Kicks”

    Katie Thiroux: “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” & “Ray’s Kicks”

    There’s a new name in the world of double bass we think you’ll be hearing a lot: Katie Thiroux. A student of John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton, Thiroux has an essence on the double bass that recalls the bluesy, soulful, straight-ahead style of Ray Brown while expressing her own voice. Here’s a great clip from... »

  • Harry Connick, Jr. and Ben Wolfe: Fly Me to the Moon

    Harry Connick, Jr. and Ben Wolfe: Fly Me to the Moon

    Here’s a great clip of bassist Ben Wolfe swinging hard with Harry Connick, Jr. on the jazz standard “Fly Me to the Moon” from a 1989 appearance on Night Music. Connick and Wolfe keep things light by drawing out the melody and playing off of each other. The duo start with just bass and vocals... »

  • Snarky Puppy: What About Me? (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: What About Me? (Live)

    Time for some Snarky Puppy – including the great bass work (and composition) by Michael League. This is the band performing “What About Me?”, which appears on their live DVD, We Like It Here. These guys are ridiculously good. Wow. »

  • Viktor Lőrincz: Solo Bass Rock and Roll

    Viktor Lőrincz: Solo Bass Rock and Roll

    Viktor Lőrincz is one of those bassists who don’t seem to need anyone to help him put together some super enjoyable music. He just shared one of his new videos with us where he plays a fun old school rock tune. Enjoy (and dig that ring!) »

  • Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: “Say You Will” – Live

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: “Say You Will” – Live

    During one of the Bass Bass events during NAMM last month, Juan Nelson showed up. I went over to talk to him, mostly to ask him about the news about Ben Harper reuniting with the Innocent Criminals. Juan was pretty excited, but I believe I may have been even more. Here’s Ben & the Innocent... »

  • Lily Burns: If You’re Tired

    Lily Burns: If You’re Tired

    This is bassist/vocalist Lily Burns fronting a band and performing her original tune “If You’re Tired”, live at Berklee’s David Friend Recital Hall. The song takes many interesting twists and turns along the way, matched by some equally fun camera work. We’ve just discovered Lily and her music. We’ll be keeping our ears open for... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Wandering

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Wandering

    Jesús Rico Pérez shared his latest – and impressive – solo bass performance a few days ago. Enjoy “Wandering” – a composition featuring some sweet fretless tone, and harmonics. »

  • Steel Pulse: “Biko’s Kindred Lament”, Live (1979)

    Steel Pulse: “Biko’s Kindred Lament”, Live (1979)

    I’ve been checking out a lot of reggae lately, but one album always sticks with me: Steel Pulse’s Tribute to the Martyrs. My friend John gave it to me years ago and I still play it regularly, thanks in large part to the heavy bass grooves emitted by Ronald “Stepper” McQueen. As the title suggests,... »

  • Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

    Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

    Bass legend Francis “Rocco” Prestia shared this video on his Facebook page the other day, and I can only imagine that thousands of people around the world started moving in their seats. This clip of “Soul With a Capital S” is taken from the band’s 40th Anniversary at the Fillmore West. Most bass players dream... »

  • Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

    Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

    Mitch (host of Groove here on NT) sent me this video of Royal Blood performing a cover of The Police’s “Roxanne”. It has been a while since we’ve shared a Royal Blood video, so it was great timing. After the video, be sure to check out our interview with Mike Kerr – the bassist/vocalist in... »