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  • Marta Altesa: Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away” Play-Along

    Marta Altesa: Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away” Play-Along

    When we first featured bassist Marta Altesa, she knocked us out with her Jamiroquai play-along. The video showcased her great playing, but what really blew us away was the fact she started playing bass less than three years ago. Marta stunned us again with a new a new video of her playing along to Paul... »

  • Omar Rojas: Timba Funk

    Omar Rojas: Timba Funk

    Today’s video features Peruvian bassist Omar Rojas performing his song “Timba Funk” on quite a few basses and some iPad-cowbell and various other iPad-instruments. There is also a shout out about his latest release at the end of the video. Thanks to Gabriel Zarruk (@gzarruk), who shared this one with us on Twitter. »

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  • Marcus Miller Band: “Blast” Live

    Marcus Miller Band: “Blast” Live

    The 2012 Jazz Week Burghausen featured six days of performances by a variety of groups, including Marcus Miller with his band. The band was on their spring tour in Europe. Here’s a clip from their performance of the tune “Blast”, from Marcus’ A Night in Monte Carlo. Marcus and drummer Louis Cato really lock it... »

  • Jeff Schmidt is Back: “And I Crumble” Solo Fretless Bass

    Jeff Schmidt is Back: “And I Crumble” Solo Fretless Bass

    Jeff Schmidt made a solid impression with many great videos a couple of years ago. He has been away from the solo bass scene for quite a while now, but the wait is over. Jeff is back with a brand new solo bass performance of a composition he calls “And Now I Crumble”. Great to... »

  • Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

    Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

    During the 2012 Bonnaroo festival, the Superjam was set up by The Roots drummer Questlove. Questlove recruited Pino Palladino to play bass, setting the stage for some real magic. Questlove said Pino is “one of the greatest bass players I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He is the second coming of James Jamerson…” Pino... »

  • Jürgen Attig: Journey To Jaco

    Jürgen Attig: Journey To Jaco

    Bassist Jürgen Attig released Aventureiro in 2012, in tribute to Jaco Pastorius. As you’ll quickly find out when you watch this video, Jürgen’s Jaco-like tone and approach is nothing short of remarkable. Thanks to Benjamin Nestler who shared this video with us. »

  • Ari Kaplan & Steve Metcalf: “Pulling Teeth” Green Day Cover

    Ari Kaplan & Steve Metcalf: “Pulling Teeth” Green Day Cover

    I’m not terribly familiar with Green Day’s music, but I would say this cover is not all that representative of the band. Once again, bassist Steve Metcalf and guitarist/vocalist Ari Kaplan have put together a tasty arrangement of a pop tune. Steve also said this is the first time he’s put up a live performance... »

  • Impact Fuze: “Splatch” Cover

    Impact Fuze: “Splatch” Cover

    The Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany is coming up, so to mark the occasion, here’s a video from the Musikmesse two years ago. This is the French/Russian power trio, Impact Fuze, with Anton Davidyants on bass doing a funky jam over Miles Davis’ tune “Splatch”. »

  • Marco Panascia and Johan Hansén-Larson: “Lady Bird” Bass Duet

    Marco Panascia and Johan Hansén-Larson: “Lady Bird” Bass Duet

    It’s great when two of your favorite bassists get to jam together. It’s even better when they get to record it. Here’s a video of electric bass whiz Johan Hansén-Larson playing a duet with New York jazz heavyweight Marco Panascia on the standard “Lady Bird”. After their respective face-melting solos, the duo trade fours then... »

  • Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

    Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

    The NAMM Show is one of the highlights of our year… like a family reunion of sorts. But it is massive, and so we often miss many of the great performances that take place on the show’s floor. (Hey, we’re not lying when we say we’re working… at least not completely.) Thankfully, there’s video to... »