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  • Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet

    Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet

    Tavis Smiley hosted Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding on his PBS show. Described as a “3 camera 1 take no editing experience,” here is their performance. »

  • The Blurry Empire: Lunarscapes

    The Blurry Empire: Lunarscapes

    Bassist Marius Römer is one who likes to experiment with his bass and music. He shared this video with us of a Cologne, Germany-based band The Blurry Empire. “My passion is about creating particular soundscapes by using different kinds of effects and in this kind by playing the bass with a bow,” Marius shared. “The... »

  • Felipe Gianei: Charlie Parker’s “Cherokee” Solo on Bass

    Felipe Gianei: Charlie Parker’s “Cherokee” Solo on Bass

    We can learn a lot about our instrument by transcribing other instrumentalists, and Charlie Parker’s recordings are a lifetime of lessons. Bassist Felipe Gianei spent four months transcribing Bird’s solo on “Cherokee” and applying it to bass. “[The] first time I listened to this recording of Cherokee I thought, ‘Man, I want to know what... »

  • Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow

    Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow

    Gospel bass legend Andrew Gouche has started posting videos of his church performances, and this one of his “church flow” with his trusty 1968 Fender Jazz Bass is on point. Gouche accompanies the choir on “Is My Living In Vain” during a recent service. The clip is a treat as a performance, but it also... »

  • Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn

    Victor Wooten Band: Brooklyn

    If you caught Victor Wooten and his band during his tour supporting Sword And Stone / Words and Tones, you know how epic a show that band put on. Here’s a video filmed from the audience at Billboard Live in Tokyo (August 20, 2013) show – with two cameras to capture it all. What a... »

  • Proberaumsession: Gerda

    Proberaumsession: Gerda

    Bassist Lukas Pamminger shared this video with us of a musical project called “Proberaumsession”. Lukas said the band just meets “in the practice room with no preparation at all and start to jam… if we like an idea we make a song out of it. The rapper comes up with a hook and freestyles the... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick has taken “Nessun Dorma” – one of the most well-known tenor arias in opera – and turned it into a solo bass arrangement. “Nessun Dorma” (“None shall sleep”), is from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. For this performance, Simon is playing his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6. »

  • Will Lee, With the CBS Orchestra: MacArthur Park

    Will Lee, With the CBS Orchestra: MacArthur Park

    Tonight marks the final episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, bringing an end to the legendary career of the longest running late-night talk show host. It also marks the dissolution of the CBS Orchestra, which has stuck with Letterman since his days at NBC when they were known as the World’s Most Dangerous... »

  • Matt Lawton: “Let’s Stay Together” for Solo Bass

    Matt Lawton: “Let’s Stay Together” for Solo Bass

    Matt Lawton shared his new video with us, performing a solo bass arrangement of the Al Green tune “Let’s Stay Together”. There’s plenty to like about this one. »

  • Chris Minh Doky Band: Break Song

    Chris Minh Doky Band: Break Song

    Here’s a great clip of Chris Minh Doky with his band performing the funky tune, “Break Song”. Things kick off with the always entertaining Dean Brown on guitar, with the rest of the band – including Dave Weckl on drums and George Whitty on keys. Chris takes a sweet solo too. »