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  • Maurizio Mariani: Solo Bass Arrangement of Elliott Smith’s “Everything Means Nothing To Me”

    Maurizio Mariani: Solo Bass Arrangement of Elliott Smith’s “Everything Means Nothing To Me”

    “Everything Means Nothing to Me” is one of the most haunting and equally infectious tracks from the late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith’s album Figure 8. It’s one of those songs that just sticks with you for a while after you hear it, due in part to a repeated theme. Check out this solo bass version that... »

  • Lee Rocker: “Rockabilly Boogie” Animated Video

    Lee Rocker: “Rockabilly Boogie” Animated Video

    Slick back your pompadour, get your leather jacket and check out former Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker’s new animated music video for the song “Rockabilly Boogie.” »

  • Mathieu Verlot: “Little Wing” Live Double Bass Arrangement

    Mathieu Verlot: “Little Wing” Live Double Bass Arrangement

    Bassist Mathieu Verlot really impresses with this video he shared with us, taking the Hendrix classic “Little Wing” and turning it into an epic bass-fest. All four of the bass parts were improvised by Mathieu, and the drums were added after the bass recordings were completed. Mathieu said he’s working on his solo project, and... »

  • Nathan East and David “Fingers” Haynes: NAMM Jam

    Nathan East and David “Fingers” Haynes: NAMM Jam

    Nathan East took the stage at the TC Electronic booth at the 2012 Winter NAMM show, teaming up with the phenomenal David “Fingers” Haynes. The duo proceeded to lay it down. If you look closely, you’ll see a cameo of the No Treble guys behind the stage. We were hanging out with Uriah Duffy and... »

  • Adam Stevens: All Bass Cover of John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”

    Adam Stevens: All Bass Cover of John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”

    We first featured bassist Adam Stevens last month, with his incredible solo bass arrangement of the Chili Peppers tune, “Under the Bridge“. Adam has just shared his latest bass arrangement, this time tackling John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room”. Adam covers it all, including the vocal line, and ends with a tasty solo. »

  • Marco Panascia with Dado Moroni and Peter Erskine: Body and Soul

    Marco Panascia with Dado Moroni and Peter Erskine: Body and Soul

    Marco Panascia is one of those bassists you can’t help but be impressed with. He’s got an incredible command of the instrument and impeccable taste to match. Here he takes the lead on the classic jazz ballad “Body and Soul” with a little help from pianist Dado Moroni and drummer extraordinaire Peter Erskine. The clip... »

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  • Trioscapes, Featuring Dan Briggs: Curse of the Ninth

    Trioscapes, Featuring Dan Briggs: Curse of the Ninth

    Ever since Dan Briggs and his band Trioscapes released their debut album Separate Realities, I’ve been hooked. The sax/bass/drums trio has a unique sound that blends their metal and jazz fusion influences to create something new. Check out this live performance of the song “Curse of the Ninth.” Briggs lays it down heavy on this... »

  • Ethan Farmer: Watch

    Ethan Farmer: Watch

    Ethan “EBassMan” Farmer has just released the music video for the song “Watch” from his solo album Wine & Strings. This song is funky beyond belief. »

  • Pablo Elorza: “Havona” Lesson and Analysis

    Pablo Elorza: “Havona” Lesson and Analysis

    Bassist Pablo Elorza has started a new series on YouTube he’s calling “Deep Into Electric Bass Classics” with the infamous Jaco Pastorius tune “Havona.” Elorza rips through the tune, then breaks it all down for everyone trying to learn. He speaks in Spanish, but don’t worry, there are English subtitles for his in-depth analysis. Time... »

  • Peter Kastner: Nardis

    Peter Kastner: Nardis

    Alistair Lasken sent in this video of Peter Kastner playing a funky version of the jazz standard “Nardis.” Peter has a simple drum track to accompany him and his Rob Allen MB-2 fretless bass. (Check out our Bass of the Week feature on the MB-2.) »