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  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Flight of the Bumblebee… on Bass

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Flight of the Bumblebee… on Bass

    I don’t know what to say, other than “Watch this and hold on to your hats!” »

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  • Nico Aranda: “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Cover

    Nico Aranda: “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Cover

    Our Twitter friend Valeria Lecko sent this video to us, and it looks like Jim Bennett is inspiring bassists out there with his all-bass Daft Punk covers. This is Nico Aranda showing off some excellent technique – and some cool videography – in his performance of “Get Lucky”. »

  • Steve Jenkins: Sphere

    Steve Jenkins: Sphere

    Prepare to have your face melted. Steve Jenkins just released this video for the track “Sphere” from his latest album, Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter. Using some gnarly overdrive, the bassist wastes no time in ripping it up with a heavily syncopated slap riff. The song takes a chilled out intermission before coming back... »

  • Bruno Tauzin: Palm Muted Fretless Bass Groove

    Bruno Tauzin: Palm Muted Fretless Bass Groove

    Bruno Tauzin sent us this video of himself jamming out a smooth fretless bass groove on his Ibanez Gary Willis Signature bass. The laid back track has the bassist playing some soulful licks and a double-time feel to spice things up. »

  • Steve Metcalf: Muse’s “Plug In Baby”

    Steve Metcalf: Muse’s “Plug In Baby”

    We’ve said it before… Steve Metcalf just has a knack for putting together an incredible combo of arrangements, performances and videography. Here’s a recent video by Steve of him performing a cover of Muse’s “Plug In Baby”, from their album their album Origin of Symmetry. Amazing, as always. »

  • Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

    Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

    Bassist Bryan Ladd sent us this terrific video, which offers up a nice arrangement of the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Havona”. Bryan is joined by Justin Stanton on the Fender Rhodes and Jason Patterson on drums. And these guys are tight! Bryan takes an incredible solo too. I’ve watched this several times already. I bet you... »

  • Bass Jam Collaboration: Mercy Mercy Mercy

    Bass Jam Collaboration: Mercy Mercy Mercy

    Chad Villar sent us this video of a duet he performed with Jim Joel Santos of the great Joe Zawinul tune, “Mercy Mercy Mercy”. These guys do such a terrific job, and it reminds me of another great bass duet of this tune from the archives. »

  • Tania Maria: “A Felicidade” Live at Java Jazz Festival 2005

    Tania Maria: “A Felicidade” Live at Java Jazz Festival 2005

    Wow, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this video… it takes me way back to high school when I had some Tania Maria cassettes (yes, old school). This is Tania and her band at the Java Jazz Festival in 2005, performing “A Felicidade” with bassist Marc Bertaux kicking things off. »

  • Miki Santamaria: Tears

    Miki Santamaria: Tears

    Miki Santamaria is back, this time with one of his own compositions. He said he doesn’t usually write songs. We think he should do it more often. »

  • Ojay: Funky Newcastle Street Performance

    Ojay: Funky Newcastle Street Performance

    We’ve featured Ojay before, with one of his awesome solo bass performances on a Newcastle street in the UK. Here’s another, recorded back in 2011. I’ve played out in the cold before, and I’m sitting here wondering how in the world Ojay is doing what he’s doing. Looks nasty out there. »