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  • Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

    Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

    When Victor Wooten was on tour in support of Sword & Stone and Words & Tones, my daughters and I caught a show in Falls Church, Virginia. Before that performance, Victor invited us to hang out with him and some of the other band members on the tour bus. I’ve often wished I could have... »

  • Ben Rouse: Bach Cello Suite No.1 – Prelude on Kala U-Bass

    Ben Rouse: Bach Cello Suite No.1 – Prelude on Kala U-Bass

    The Kala U-Basses are a blast to play, but Ben Rouse takes things up a notch with his performance of Bach’s “Cello Suite No.1 – Prelude”. Ben shared this video with us and said he loves how the tune sounds on the U-Bass, which he’s running through a Fishman Loudbox mini acoustic amp. »

  • Arnold Ogrodnik & Adrian Maruszczyk: All Bass Blues

    Arnold Ogrodnik & Adrian Maruszczyk: All Bass Blues

    Adrian Maruszczyk (the bassist on the right) shared this video with us of a blues duet he did with bassist Arnold Ogrodnik. It isn’t often you see bass played with a slide, but I dig it. How about you? »

  • Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra: Light Unfolds

    Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra: Light Unfolds

    When Flemming shared Kenneth Dahl Knudsen’s video of the tune “Tucked In”, I became an instant fan. Kenneth has just shared a video of his new large ensemble in a live performance of “Light Unfolds”. So so good. »

  • Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nat Townsley: Creepin’

    Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nat Townsley: Creepin’

    We’ve featured the trio of bassist Michael League, organist Cory Henry and drummer Nathaniel Townsley before (see their performance of “Continuum” after you watch this one). Here they are performing a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Creepin’”. Oh yeah. »

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  • Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

    Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

    Metal bassists don’t often get the credit they deserve. Here’s a video of Hugo Doyon-Karout playing through his bass line on “Guided by Fear” by Brought by Pain. The Montreal-based progressive death metal band delivers crushing riffs, which the bassist runs through with ease. Warning: Death metal vocals ahead. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Gymnopédie No.1

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Gymnopédie No.1

    Simon Fitzpatrick has shared yet another stunning and beautiful solo bass performance. This time around, Simon performs the Erik Satie piece “Gymnopédie No.1”. If you dig Simon’s work as much as we do, you should check out his debut solo album. »

  • Joe Gallant & Mike Visceglia: Outvention

    Joe Gallant & Mike Visceglia: Outvention

    We love a good bass duo. Here’s Joe Gallant and Mike Visceglia playing their piece “Outvention.” Taken from the December Fretathon concert in New York City, the piece is a play on Bach’s Inventions, filled with cool counterpoint. »

  • Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

    Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

    Ron Carter’s birthday is today, and we’re celebrating with this video of his trio performing the classic jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” The video was filmed during Jazzwoche Burghausen in 2006, with Russell Malone on guitar and Jacky Terrasson on piano. Carter lays some masterful walking lines behind both of his bandmates before taking a walking... »

  • Rufus Philpot Trio: Jam Pt. 1

    Rufus Philpot Trio: Jam Pt. 1

    Gallien-Krueger has released their latest artist video with Rufus Philpot’s trio laying down a solid jam. Philpot, who is joined by drummer Raul Pineda and keyboardist Lao Tizer, floats some melodic lines overtop of a synth pad before kicking into the Latin-tinged groove. »