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  • Todd Matthews: Kashmir, the Double Bass, Live Looping Performance

    Todd Matthews: Kashmir, the Double Bass, Live Looping Performance

    Bassist Todd Matthews gets the Led out with his unique double bass arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s tune “Kashmir”. »

  • Seth Horan: Letter to the Editor

    Seth Horan: Letter to the Editor

    Who says you need a band to play gigs? Singer-songwriter Seth Horan utilizes a looping pedal to fill out the song, which is the opening track on his album Clang & Chime. »

  • Louis Johnson and Bill Dickens Jam

    Louis Johnson and Bill Dickens Jam

    Here’s a cool video of funk legend Louis Johnson and 7-string wonder Bill Dickens trading licks at The Stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The clip kicks off with a couple minutes of drums by Reggie Bordeaux (and some weird faces), but once the two bassists start lettin’ loose, the good times roll. »

  • Jerry Scheff: Elvis Concert Bass Solo

    Jerry Scheff: Elvis Concert Bass Solo

    Here’s a classic clip of bassist Jerry Scheff pouring his soul into a blues solo during a taped performance with Elvis Presley. »

  • Jon Smith and Federico Malaman at NAMM 2011: Footprints

    Jon Smith and Federico Malaman at NAMM 2011: Footprints

    While checking out the booths at NAMM, we stumbled upon Jon Smith and Federico Malaman jamming on a couple of Ken Smith basses. Here they treated us to a funky duet of the tune “Footprints.” »

  • Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo

    Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo

    Maybe he’s not the Rick James you’re thinking of, but this Rick James really lays it down on his 6-string in this bass and drums jam. »

  • Deep Kick: “Your Momma” Live

    Deep Kick: “Your Momma” Live

    Wow, this is one high energy, bass-driven tune from Deep Kick. The band, featuring David Caraccio, aka DavidSinRocks on bass, is from Switzerland, and obviously inspired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, from the band’s name to the Fleabass. This performance was filmed live at the Schoolwave Festival in 2010. »

  • Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses

    Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses

    This is pretty wild… bassist Grzegorz Kosiński performs “Minuet in D minor BWV 990, Anh. 132″ by Johann Sebastian Bach on two basses simultaneously. His basses are a 7-string Conklin Groove Tools (reverb, delay) and 6-string Spector Legend 6 Classic (bass). Grzegorz says, “Applause for Johann Sebastian Bach – the first composer in the history,... »

  • Marcus Miller: Run for Cover

    Marcus Miller: Run for Cover

    Here’s a groovin’ live version of “Run for Cover”, featuring Marcus Miller along with Hiram Bullock, along with Kenny Garrett, Poogie Bell and Patches Stewart. »

  • Alain Caron and Frank Gambale: Markbass 10th Anniversary Performance

    Alain Caron and Frank Gambale: Markbass 10th Anniversary Performance

    Markbass held an event to celebrate their 10th anniversary with the help of bassists Michael Manring, Hadrien Feraud, Evan Marien, Jeff Berlin and Alain Caron. Here’s Caron and guitarist Frank Gambale performing a Caron original. »