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  • Hadrien Feraud: Opus Pocus

    Hadrien Feraud: Opus Pocus

    As a boy, Hadrien Feraud started out on drums, until he heard Jaco Pastorius’s The Birthday Concert. From that moment, he was a bassist. His fascination with Jaco was just the start, and Hadrien became a notable bassist himself within a few years. Here’s Hadrien performing Jaco’s “Opus Pocus” live in Paris, in 2007. »

  • Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”

    Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”

    As they wrap up the South American leg of their reunion tour, bass wizard Les Claypool and Primus have released a new version of “My Name is Mud” with all Spanish lyrics. “Me Llamo Mud” is a new recording of the classic track from the trio’s Pork Soda album. The track is available on iTunes,... »

  • Bassida: Ready For The Thing (Live)

    Bassida: Ready For The Thing (Live)

    Check out this live performance by bassist/vocalist Ida Funkhouser, aka Bassida, of her tune “Ready for the Thing”. The song is from her Marmelade album. Bassida recently became Prince’s new bassist. Likely we’ll be hearing a lot more from her in the near future. »

  • Justin Schornstein with Danny Mo & The Exciters: Let The Praise Begin

    Justin Schornstein with Danny Mo & The Exciters: Let The Praise Begin

    Here’s a smokin’ cover of Fred Hammond’s “Let the Praise Begin,” from WestFest 5: A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College of Music. The groove is laid down by bassist Justin Schornstein, who won that years scholarship. WesFest 6 was recently announced. »

  • Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002)

    Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002)

    Here’s Victor Wooten in this performance of “Ari’s Eyes” in 2002. This tune was later released on his 2005 album, . »

  • Joni Mitchell: Hejira, Live in Japan with Pino Palladino

    Joni Mitchell: Hejira, Live in Japan with Pino Palladino

    I never thought I’d hear a version of Hejira without Jaco and love it. But then Pino Palladino proved me wrong with this incredible live performance of the title track to Joni’s 1976 album by the same name. Doesn’t hurt that Wayne Shorter joins in either. »

  • John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    Matt Garrison shows off his incredible right hand technique in this live performance in 1998 along with John McLaughlin on guitar, Jim Beard on keyboards, Gary Thomas on sax and Dennis Chambers on drums. Wait for the 3:40 mark. You won’t be sorry. »

  • Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)

    Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)

    Live from St. Martin in 1995, Andrew Gouche lays down one mean groove with Gladys Knight. »

  • Christian McBride: Pat Metheny Group Live Upright Bass Solo

    Christian McBride: Pat Metheny Group Live Upright Bass Solo

    Christian McBride shows his super-human side with a live bass solo during a performance of Pat Metheny’s “Question and Answer”. »

  • Oscar Peterson Trio, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Blues Etude (Live in Berlin, 1985)

    Oscar Peterson Trio, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Blues Etude (Live in Berlin, 1985)

    Twenty-five years ago, the audience at the Philharmonie in Berlin got to see the Oscar Peterson Trio tear it up on stage. Thankfully, tape was rolling. The trio includes Peterson on piano, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. »