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  • Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Corner Pocket

    Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Corner Pocket

    Joe Zawinul’s track record of picking bassists was pretty unmatched. Here’s the Syndicate performing the Weather Report tune “Corner Pocket”, with Gerald Veasley getting the crowd going, slapping, rapping and dancing. »

  • Racer X and Juan Alderete: Scarified

    Racer X and Juan Alderete: Scarified

    Long before he joined the ranks of Mars Volta, Juan Alderete was the metalhead bassist in Racer X, with guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert. This song, Scarified, is proof of Alderete’s own virtuosity. Check out the solo licks and the unison tapping. It’ll melt your face. »

  • Melvin Lee Davis with Chaka Khan, Live (1996)

    Melvin Lee Davis with Chaka Khan, Live (1996)

    Melvin Lee Davis grooves hard behind Chaka Khan in this live performance in 1996 during “Sinbad’s Summer Jam”. The group performs a medley of “Tell Me Something Good” and “I’m Every Woman”. Does it get any better? »

  • Larry Graham: Bass Solo, Live au Bataclan

    Larry Graham: Bass Solo, Live au Bataclan

    Marcus Miller shared this video of Larry Graham a while back. Not much more needs to be said, does it? »

  • Steve LaSpina and Chris Champion: Falling Grace

    Here’s a tasty treat – a bass and guitar duet of Steve Swallow’s “Falling Grace” by bassist Steve LaSpina and guitarist Chris Champion. What intonation and tone! LaSpina has toured and recorded with a virtual who’s who of jazz royalty including saxophonists Benny Carter, Stan Getz and Phil Woods, vocalists Joe Williams and Mark Murphy,... »

  • Amanda Ruzza: Confirmation

    Amanda Ruzza: Confirmation

    Bassist Amanda Ruzza was raised by a mother who loved opera and a father who loved rock n’ roll, a combo she says helped her develop an “eclectic musical ear at an early age”. Amanda eventually attended Berklee in Boston, Massachussetts for a couple of semesters. In this clip, she and her bandmates take on... »

  • Pablo Aslan Quintet: Ventarron

    Pablo Aslan Quintet: Ventarron

    Here is the tango master Pablo Aslan at work on the tune “Ventarron.” This performance comes from the 2009 Buenos Aires International Tango Festival. »

  • The Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band featuring Jack Bruce: Vuelta Abajo

    The Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band featuring Jack Bruce: Vuelta Abajo

    Here’s a live rendition of the tune “Vuelta Abajo”, which was featured on the 1970 Tony Williams Lifetime LP Turn It Over. This is a Tony Williams composition. Here we see Jack Bruce again playing bass on the tune forty years later with a different lineup. This show is on the road and promises to... »

  • MarloweDK: Slap Bass Jam / Funky Filter Fun

    MarloweDK: Slap Bass Jam / Funky Filter Fun

    When Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell tries out new gear, cool stuff happens. Here’s MarloweDK test driving a MXR M82 bass envelope filter. »

  • Old School Doug Wimbish: Doug Jam (1990)

    Old School Doug Wimbish: Doug Jam (1990)

    Even Doug Wimbish‘s sound checks are cool. Here’s Doug at Southern Studios in London, back in 1990. »