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  • Kühntett: Teen Town

    Kühntett: Teen Town

    Who says you can’t play “Teen Town” on upright? Axel Kühn arranged the tune for his sextet, called Kühntett, and decided to rock it out on his double bass. Not only does he nail the melody, he takes a tasty solo starting at 5:26. Bravo! »

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  • Bass Orchestra: All Bass Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Medley

    Bass Orchestra: All Bass Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Medley

    Bass Orchestra, AKA Ran Mussman, put together this awesome all bass mashup of the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg songs “Still D.R.E.” and “The Next Episode.” All of the sounds he plays are made on his bass, with a little help from his DAW. Mussman also takes a crack at replicating the video with cars... »

  • The Mencial Project: Dale Al Shakaboom

    The Mencial Project: Dale Al Shakaboom

    This video shows The Mencial Project recording the tune, “Dale Al Shakaboom”. The trio features the great Fernando Lamadrid on bass, and he takes a sweet slap solo around the 2:30 mark. »

  • Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

    Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

    This is “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” like you’ve never heard it. Filmed at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October 2012, Les Claypool and guitarist Marc “Mirv” Haggard tackle the Primus song in a bluegrass fashion, but that doesn’t stop the bassist from unleashing his signature style. Claypool shouts, “Look at me, Mirv, I’m... »

  • moe. with Victor Wooten: “Kyle’s Song”

    moe. with Victor Wooten: “Kyle’s Song”

    A couple of weeks ago, the Summer Camp Music Festival took place in Chillicothe, IL. Thanks to a guy named Kyle Hess, we have some pretty cool footage to watch. Kyle recorded this private set of moe. and Victor Wooten playing the moe. tune “Kyle’s Song” (a happy coincidence for the lucky videographer). Rob Derhak’s... »

  • Weather Report: Finale At Reading (1978)

    Weather Report: Finale At Reading (1978)

    Over the years, we’ve been treated to some videos of Weather Report’s 1978 performance in Reading and Washington, Pennsylvania. These videos, shared by Rick Suchow, were filmed by Dr. Fred Erskine, the father of drummer Peter Erskine. As Rick shared previously, “The sound came direct from the front-of-house mix board, engineered by Brian Risner, and... »

  • Booker T. and the MG’s: “Time is Tight”, Live 1970

    Booker T. and the MG’s: “Time is Tight”, Live 1970

    Here’s a groove that’ll make you feel good. Donald “Duck” Dunn locks in on this jam with Booker T. and the MG’s during a show at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on January 31, 1970. »

  • Larry Graham: Hair

    Larry Graham: Hair

    When I started to learn how to slap, “Hair” was the song that stuck with me the most. It’s so much fun to play, and it’s even more fun to watch Larry Graham go wild on it in this clip taken from Japanese television. »

  • Evan Marien: Eldridge Mach 2

    Evan Marien: Eldridge Mach 2

    Whenever Evan Marien shares a new video with us, I usually stop what I’m doing to watch it. Here’s Evan’s latest, “Eldridge Mach 2” – a tune he wrote and performed using his bass, a looper, a Hot Hand and a laptop. It all adds up to some pretty incredible sounds coming from a bass. »

  • Flea, John Frusciante & Omar Rodríguez-López: 2004 Jam

    Flea, John Frusciante & Omar Rodríguez-López: 2004 Jam

    Back in 2004, Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates Flea and John Frusciante got together with The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López in Los Angeles for a jam session. Here’s 20 or so minutes worth… »