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  • 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. »

  • Fasino & Falanga: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Fasino & Falanga: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Lucio Enrico Fasino shared his newest project with us – a collaboration with vocalist Deborah Falanga. The duo put together this unique version of the Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong tune, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, which Marvin Gaye recorded for Motown. Things really start cooking around the halfway point, with a hint of... »

  • Gustavo Araújo: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for Solo Loop Bass

    Gustavo Araújo: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for Solo Loop Bass

    Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” is an obvious favorite among bassists who like to tackle tunes and arrange for solo bass. Bassist Gustavo Araújo shared his super arrangement for looped bass. I love how fluid the vocal lines are in this version. »

  • B.B. King, Featuring Reggie Richard: Let The Good Times Roll, Live 2009

    B.B. King, Featuring Reggie Richard: Let The Good Times Roll, Live 2009

    The King is gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. We’re remembering the legacy of B.B. King today with a clip of “Let the Good Times Roll” from his performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2009. The song’s lyrics talk about living life to its fullest, and we can all agree that’s something the... »

  • Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Scarlet Woman”, Live (1978)

    Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Scarlet Woman”, Live (1978)

    We have another video from the 1978 performances by Weather Report in Pennsylvania, thanks to Rick Suchow. This is “Scarlet Woman”, which features one of the greatest lineups ever: Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Peter Erskine. As we mentioned in the videos we’ve shared in the past from this show (“A Remark You... »