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  • Pi Electro Step and Wojtek Pilichowski: Bass Dance

    Pi Electro Step and Wojtek Pilichowski: Bass Dance

    Wojtek Pilichowski is a bassist that blows me away every time I watch him. Tony Oppenheim sent in this video of the bassist performing the song “Bass Dance” with his group Pi Electro Step at the Thanks Jimi Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. (And we’re now eternally grateful. Thanks Tony!) Once Pilichowski busts out his solo... »

  • Vulfpeck: “Prom”, Live in Studio

    Vulfpeck: “Prom”, Live in Studio

    I’ve been listening to Vulfpeck’s EP, Mit Peck a lot lately. The band – which is the Vulfrecords Records’ house rhythm section – is so funky, thanks in large part to bassist Joe Dart who just lives in the pocket. But the whole group just grooves, with drummer Jack Stratton, keyboardist Woody Goss and guitarist... »

  • Brad Russell: Zattack

    Brad Russell: Zattack

    Get ready for some nasty bass distortion. Bassist Brad Russell sent us this video of his song “Zattack” from his album Let’s Hear It! »

  • Weather Report: “1” (1971)

    Weather Report: “1” (1971)

    Weather Report emerged thanks in large part to the late-60’s music of Miles Davis, particularly Bitches Brew. It was on that session (and In A Silent Way) that the band’s cofounders – Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter – first collaborated. Soon after, the first iteration of Weather Report came together, anchored by bassist Miroslav Vitous.... »

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  • Norman Lachapelle: L’irlandaise and Improvisation

    Norman Lachapelle: L’irlandaise and Improvisation

    Luthier Pierre Erizias sent me this video of Norman Lachapelle playing the tune “L’irlandaise”. The song is sheerly musical, and not a note is misplaced. “I think Normand is not getting the props he deserves,” Erizias said. “He is a refined and seasoned musician that could walk easily with the best out there for sure.”... »

  • Nathan Navarro: One Handed Bass Solo

    Nathan Navarro: One Handed Bass Solo

    Nathan Navarro had a dream that he lost one of his arms, which inspired him to write this solo bass piece. The ethereal piece is a little dream-like itself and features some real right hand dexterity to execute the complicated tapping. For more on Nathan, check out his New School interview. »

  • Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement

    Nothing but Bass: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” All Bass Arrangement

    Hold onto your hats. Bruno Masquio took Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and arranged it for nothing but bass. Pretty sweet bass too. »

  • Charnett Moffett: Star Spangled Banner

    Charnett Moffett: Star Spangled Banner

    Bassist Charnett Moffett takes his upright bass and channels some Hendrix in this all-bass rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”. Happy fourth! »

  • Huw Foster: Solo Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As”

    Huw Foster: Solo Bass Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As”

    Until today, I’ve never seen a video by bassist Huw Foster. Now I’ve seen a ton. I enjoyed them all, but this one stood out. Huw plays an improvised intro and outro, with the tune starting around the 0:38 mark. He’s even incorporated a riff from the Live at Last version. »

  • Trio Bravo with MarloweDK: History Confusion

    Trio Bravo with MarloweDK: History Confusion

    Thomas Risell, perhaps better known as MarloweDK around these parts is part of the jazz/rock trio Trio Bravo, along with guitarist Per Gade and drummer Thomas Duus. Here they are rehearsing Gade’s tune, “History Confusion”. These guys know how to get down! Good stuff from MarloweDK, as always. »