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  • NHØP, Larry Coryell and Phillip Catherine: Blues in the Closet

    NHØP, Larry Coryell and Phillip Catherine: Blues in the Closet

    Here’s a super performance by bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (who introduces the tune) along with guitarists Larry Coryell and Phillip Catherine. The trio plays Oscar Pettiford’s “Blues in the Closet”, trading solos along the way. »

  • Fitz and The Tantrums: Don’t Gotta Work It Out

    Fitz and The Tantrums: Don’t Gotta Work It Out

    The love for the low end runs deep in my family. My brother Josh, a bass trombonist sent me this video, highlighting both the bass and the honkin’ good bari sax. This is Fitz and The Tantrums, a band from L.A. with bassist Joseph Karnes and sax man James King. The tune, “Don’t Gotta Work... »

  • Chickenfoot: Big Foot Music Video

    Chickenfoot: Big Foot Music Video

    Chickenfoot has released a music video for “Bigfoot,” the first single from their upcoming album III, due out September 27th. The group includes Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Arnoff, and ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, who supplies his rock solid playing and signature falsetto background vocals to the tune. Besides featuring the new song, the... »

  • Willie Dixon: I Got My Mojo Working

    Willie Dixon: I Got My Mojo Working

    Bassist, songwriter, vocalist, arranger and producer Willie Dixon shows his stuff in this live recording of “I Got My Mojo Working”. Not sure of the year, or where this took place. If you know, please share in the comments below! (Update: Thanks to Ben, for sharing the info in the comments). Facebook friend Gary Comley... »

  • Chris Murphy: Blues for Bukowski, with Mike Watt

    Chris Murphy: Blues for Bukowski, with Mike Watt

    Violinist Chris Murphy enlisted the help of bassist Mike Watt and drummer Steven Hodges for this tune, “Blues for Bukowski” for his 2007 album, Luminous. Here’s the official video, complete with bass solo. »

  • Gov’t Mule with Allen Woody: Just Got Paid, Live (1996)

    Gov’t Mule with Allen Woody: Just Got Paid, Live (1996)

    Performing live at the Nescafe & Blues Festival in 1996, here’s Gov’t Mule with the late great Allen Woody tearing it up. »

  • Aram Bedrosian: Fly

    Aram Bedrosian: Fly

    Here’s another impressive solo bass performance by Aram Bedrosian, performing his original tune “Fly”. This tune is available on Bedrosian’s 2007 debut album. »

  • Carol Kaye: Slick Cat (1971)

    Carol Kaye: Slick Cat (1971)

    Wow, this one groooooooves. Bassist Carol Kaye shared this tune, saying “Slick Cat [was] cut 1971 with Joe Pass [on guitar], Paul Humphrey [on] drums ….we were just jamming some in a studio and decided to work together after this!” Carol also mentioned that while the bass in the picture is her Gibson Ripper, the... »

  • Queen: Dragon Attack Live with John Deacon (1982)

    Queen: Dragon Attack Live with John Deacon (1982)

    Here’s a clip from Queen’s 1982 performance in Canada, released on the 2007 DVD Queen Rock Montreal. Bassist John Deacon holds down catchy riff on his Fender P-bass while the band jams out a heavy groove. »

  • Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet with Felix Pastorius: Live in Rio de Janeiro

    Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet with Felix Pastorius: Live in Rio de Janeiro

    Felix Pastorius (the son of Jaco Pastorius) plays some funky bass with Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet in this live performance at the Rio Rock and Blues Club in Rio de Janeiro. If you dig that, you might want to check out the group’s new album, Live!. »