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  • Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues

    Superbass Live 1997 Performance: Two for the Blues

    This is the complete “Superbass” video performance of “Two for the Blues”, recorded at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall in 1997. The group includes Ray Brown, Christian McBride, John Clayton and John Goldsby. Goldsby shared this video with us, saying, “There is an edited version of this on Youtube, but this is nice because it has... »

  • Jayme Lewis and Voyce McGinley III: Cool Bass & Drums Jam

    Jayme Lewis and Voyce McGinley III: Cool Bass & Drums Jam

    Here’s a great little jam with bassist Jayme Lewis and drummer Voyce McGinley III. Jayme wrote the tune, and plays both 4- and 5-string basses on it. The 4-string is a tenor bass. Thanks to Flemming, who shared this video. »

  • Andres Rotmistrovsky: Seminare

    Andres Rotmistrovsky: Seminare

    It wasn’t long ago we featured Andres Rotmistrovsky, who blows us away with his solo bass arrangements. Andres recently shared his latest – an arrangement of “Seminare”, a tune by the Argentinian band Seru Giran written by Charly Garcia. »

  • Shame, Shame, Shame: Live Cover with MarloweDK

    Shame, Shame, Shame: Live Cover with MarloweDK

    MarloweDK, aka Thomas Risell, is more commonly found teaching in his videos. So it is a nice treat to see him laying it down in a live performance. Here, Thomas is performing the Shirley & Company tune “Shame, Shame, Shame”, in what he calls a “relaxed gig.” Thomas adds, “Almost no guitar on this I’m... »

  • Stu Hamm with Greg Howe and Dennis Chambers: Kick It All Over

    Stu Hamm with Greg Howe and Dennis Chambers: Kick It All Over

    Stu Hamm just wrapped up a short Russian tour with guitarist Greg Howe and drummer Dennis Chambers and shared this video of Howe’s tune, “Kick It All Over.” The clip shows the amazing prowess of each musician, with Hamm taking a tasty solo starting around the 2:16 mark. »

  • Greg Bagley Solo Bass: Flight of Neptune

    Greg Bagley Solo Bass: Flight of Neptune

    Greg Bagley, a bassist from Seattle, wrote this original tune, entitled “Flight of Neptune”. Greg is playing his Ken Lawrence bass in this video, and included a slideshow at the end of this video with the original recording of the tune playing over it. »

  • Oteil Burbridge: Live Bass Solo

    Oteil Burbridge: Live Bass Solo

    Here’s Oteil Burbridge taking a solo live during an Allman Brothers Band concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York on March 18, 2011. This a fan shot video (iPhone), synced with the soundboard recording. »

  • Ray Brown: Isolated Bass on James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”

    Ray Brown: Isolated Bass on James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”

    We love these isolated bass tracks. While not so isolated, you can really hear Ray Brown‘s bass on this reworked version of the James Brown hit, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, with Louis Bellson’s orchestra. Lots of leakage on this recording, because the bass was mic’d, while the band performed live. The first part... »

  • Melvin Lee Davis with Lee Ritenour: Rio Funk

    Melvin Lee Davis with Lee Ritenour: Rio Funk

    There’s nothing like a nice jam to make your day. Here, Melvin Lee Davis lays down some funky slap grooves on guitarist Lee Ritenour’s tune Rio Funk from the Northsea Jazz Festival in 2009. The man is groovin’ so hard, you can tell even with the sound muted! »

  • Hot Tuna: Come Back Baby with Alembic 001

    Hot Tuna: Come Back Baby with Alembic 001

    Here is a rare clip featuring Jack Casady‘s legendary bass Alembic 001 (dubbed “Mission Control”) in action live with Hot Tuna in 1972 as they wind out on “Come Back Baby”. The video quality is not so good, but there are some very nice shots of the bass that started it all when it comes... »