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  • BB BlackDog: When I Met You

    BB BlackDog: When I Met You

    BB BlackDog is a band after our own hearts: two basses, some drums and some loops. That’s it. Thanks to Facebook friend and BB BlackDog bassist Dale Rowles, who shared this video with us. Dale said, “Here is a live offering from our April tour. As always features just two basses and drums, with no... »

  • Dirty Loops: Just Dance

    Dirty Loops: Just Dance

    Facebook friend Helge Rudolph shares this video with us, featuring the group Dirty Loops performing a cover of Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance”. Bassist Henrik Linder helps make this tune so much better. Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com. »

  • Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires: Samurai Hee-Haw Live

    Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires: Samurai Hee-Haw Live

    Here’s bassist Marc Johnson, performing with Peter Erskine on drums and John Scofield and Bill Frisell on guitar, filmed on February 14, 1986 in Frankfurt, Germany. This tune, “Samuari Hee-Haw” comes from Johnson’s 1985 album, Bass Desires. »

  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: Workshop Performance

    Renaud Garcia-Fons: Workshop Performance

    Here’s another incredible performance by bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, filmed during a workshop by the bassist at the BMW Jazz Festival. It seems one Renaud Garcia-Fons video is never enough. Here are a few more. »

  • Uriah Duffy and 2 Beat Boxers: I Wanna Be Your Lover

    Uriah Duffy and 2 Beat Boxers: I Wanna Be Your Lover

    Bassist Uriah Duffy took the stage with the Jazz Mafia to celebrate Prince’s birthday recently. Here, the bassist performs Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” with two beat boxers – Infinite and Soulati – as an opening set. »

  • Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977

    Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977

    This is some old school “School Days” by Stanley Clarke. Love the way this one starts out. Scratch that, I love it all. »

  • Laço Tayfa: Surmat

    Laço Tayfa: Surmat

    Facebook friend Asaf Sinai shared this video of Laço Tayfa’s group peforming the tune “Surmat” from the album Hicaz Dolap. Bassist Nurhat Sensesli kicks off the tune with a bang, along with the drummer, and adds great bass work to the entire tune. Have a video to share? Send us a note at videos@notreble.com. »

  • Scott Clay: “Love Will Never Do” All Bass Cover

    Scott Clay: “Love Will Never Do” All Bass Cover

    Our friend Greg Smith sent in this awesome 6-string solo bass clip with this note: “Here’s my buddy Scott Clay showing his six-string dexterity on Janet Jackson’s ‘Love Will Never Do’. Scott plays in the San Francisco Bay Area and teaches out of the Music Tree in Morgan Hill, CA.” Have a video to share?... »

  • Vulfpeck: “Beastly” Live in Studio

    Vulfpeck: “Beastly” Live in Studio

    Facebook friend Noah Sider shared this with us. This is Vulfrecords Records’ house rhythm section showing their stuff. Check out the funky bass by Joe Dart proving that it is, in fact, all about the bass. And yes, there’s even some cowbell, and some of the smallest drums I’ve ever seen. The group is offering... »

  • Rich and Tom Appleman: Song for My Father

    Rich and Tom Appleman: Song for My Father

    Here’s a wonderful melodic treatment of “Song for My Father”, feathering Rich Appleman on acoustic bass and his son Tom on electric bass. After making his mark with the Navy Band, Rich performed in numerous pit crews, on countless jingles and with a long list of notables including Lionel Hampton, the Fringe, the Boston Pops... »