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  • David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”

    David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”

    David Pastorius recently wowed us all with his performance of Tech N9ne’s “Questions”. He’s at it again. Here’s David adding his thing to Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”. »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: “Still Silhouette” Cover

    Jesús Rico Pérez: “Still Silhouette” Cover

    Jesús Rico Pérez is a bassist we discovered earlier this year thanks to his cover of Michael Manring’s “Come With Me, My Love”, and later, his own original compositions. Here’s Jesús once again, performing a cover of Jeff Schmidt’s “And I Crumble”. [Editor’s note: we featured Jeff performing this tune in April.] Great tune, great... »

  • Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day: “Black Dog” Live

    Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day: “Black Dog” Live

    A little over a year ago, Led Zeppelin released Celebration Day, recorded when the surviving members reunited for a 2007 concert. The lineup included singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones. Jason Bonham, the son of the late John Bonham, is on drums. Man, I dig JPJ’s tone on this performance... »

  • Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals: Jah Work – A Lewis Marnell Tribute

    Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals: Jah Work – A Lewis Marnell Tribute

    Back in April, Ben Harper reunited with The Innocent Criminals to record a song to benefit the family of Lewis Marnell. Marnell, an Australian pro skateboarder, passed away at the age of 30 due to complications from diabetes. Harper, a big time skateboarding enthusiast, re-recorded his tune “Jah Work” with the band, performing together for... »

  • Peter Erskine on Jaco Pastorius’ Stage Antics

    Peter Erskine on Jaco Pastorius’ Stage Antics

    In celebration of the 62nd birthday of Jaco Pastorius today, we decided to share this awesome video of drummer Peter Erskine reminiscing about his first live experience with Jaco and Weather Report. »

  • Vavá Rodrigues with Edson Barreto: Leave Me Alone

    Vavá Rodrigues with Edson Barreto: Leave Me Alone

    Bassist Edson Barreto shared this video of him performing with Vavá Rodrigues, and man… this band cooks! A lot of it has to do with Edson’s playing… as I’m sure you’ll agree. »

  • Victor & Regi Wooten: Live Clinic Jam

    Victor & Regi Wooten: Live Clinic Jam

    Earlier this month, the Escuela de Musica de Buenos Aires in Argentina hosted a clinic while Victor Wooten was in town with his band. Here’s a clip from that clinic, where Victor is joined by his older brother, guitarist Regi Wooten. And as is the case with the Wooten brothers, the duo showed their out-of-this-world... »

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  • Steve Metcalf: All Bass Cover of Lorde’s “Royals”

    Steve Metcalf: All Bass Cover of Lorde’s “Royals”

    Steve Metcalf is back with an all bass arrangement of Lorde’s “Royals,” and it’s incredible. He nails the melody at the very top of the bass’s range while laying his own tight harmonies and bass lines. The video editing is great, too. Check out the closeups of the bass strings as he plays – you... »

  • Michael Thurber: Story of the Bass

    Michael Thurber: Story of the Bass

    Michael Thurber gets a huge thumbs up in our book. As a co-founder of cdza, he’s been creating musical video experiments, including this awesome all bass Ace of Bass medley. The group now has a series called “The Instrumentals” in which they chronicle the history of different instruments. Here, Thurber rips through 45 songs on... »

  • Project RnL with Or Lubianiker: Another One

    Project RnL with Or Lubianiker: Another One

    Or Lubianiker joined forces with Project RnL to make the band’s very first live video. The band describes their music as a “strange, yet mysteriously appealing blend” of genres, and we completely agree. “Another One” is a bass-heavy tune and starts with a duet between Lubianiker and vocalist Ray Livnat. The rest of the group... »