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  • Rolli’s Tones Big Band: Every Breath You Take

    Rolli’s Tones Big Band: Every Breath You Take

    Bassist Maurizio Rolli shared this video with us, featuring a 2009 performance of his Rolli’s Tones big band. The group, which includes drummer Peter Erskine and saxophonist Bob Mintzer performed their unique arrangement of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take”, including a sweet solo by Maurizio. Maurizio is playing his Mayones Signature MR5 bass. »

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  • Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear: “Cut Me Some Slack” – Live

    Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear: “Cut Me Some Slack” – Live

    A couple of days ago, we reported that Paul McCartney would be joining the surviving members of Nirvana for 121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief. It happened, and it was set up nicely by McCartney, who shared a little about his first jam session with the guys. “I finally understood I was in the middle... »

  • No-Metric’s SOS: Blistering Slap Bass, Tight Band, Killer Solos

    No-Metric’s SOS: Blistering Slap Bass, Tight Band, Killer Solos

    Bassist Fernando Molinari sent in this great video of his band No-Metric playing their tune “SOS.” Molinari kicks things off with a blistering slap riff to get the band in the groove. He also takes a beautiful solo after things cool off around the 3:30 mark. »

  • Spyro Gyra with Scott Ambush: “Deep End” Live

    Spyro Gyra with Scott Ambush: “Deep End” Live

    Scott Ambush wows on this Spyro Gyra performance of “Deep End,” taken from the 2003 North Sea Jazz Festival. His whole solo is killer, but the note at 3:53 really just makes it for me. »

  • Uriah Duffy & Friends: “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath Cover)

    Uriah Duffy & Friends: “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath Cover)

    Earlier this year, Uriah Duffy took part in a concert where each band was asked to take a song from an historic album and put their own spin on one of the tracks. The album of choice was Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. We’ll let Uriah explain in his own words: “This was so cool & every... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: RHCP Bass Medley

    Viaceslav Svedov: RHCP Bass Medley

    There’s no denying Flea’s influence on bassist Viaceslav Svedov. Here’s Viaceslav showing some love and playing through a number of Chili Pepper tunes. As always, this video comes with some great bass faces. »

  • Willy González & Micaela Vita: Romance de Barrio

    Willy González & Micaela Vita: Romance de Barrio

    Here’s another gorgeous video from my favorite Argentinian duo, Willy González and Micaela Vita. Recorded April 20, 2011 at La Oreja Negra in Buenos Aires, the duo tackle “Romance de Barrio” with incredible sensitivity and passion. González is playing an acoustic 6-string made by luthier Paul Batan. »

  • Gryphon Labs: Pete Griffin Plays Through “Cornelius Drives a Truck”

    Gryphon Labs: Pete Griffin Plays Through “Cornelius Drives a Truck”

    Here’s a sweet video of bassist Pete Griffin playing along with the track “Cornelius Drives a Truck.” The song comes from the debut album of Griffin’s band, Gryphon Labs. Griffin, who was a member of Zappa Plays Zappa and recently sat in with Dethklok, utilizes lots of cool techniques while keeping it musical. For the... »

  • Mastodon: “Black Tongue” Live on Jools Holland

    Mastodon: “Black Tongue” Live on Jools Holland

    Mastodon is one of my favorite bands to see live, mostly due to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders’ incredible, raw energy and beastly tone. Here’s a great clip of the group on Later… with Jools Holland, performing “Black Tongue” from The Hunter. »

  • Evan Marien: “Lights” Cover Tune for Solo Loop Bass

    Evan Marien: “Lights” Cover Tune for Solo Loop Bass

    Evan Marien brings the bass goodness once again with this soulful bass cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”. »