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  • Stanley Clarke: School Days (1990)

    Stanley Clarke: School Days (1990)

    Here’s a live Montreux Jazz Festival of Stanley Clarke‘s “School Days”, performance by Clarke and George Duke. The video gives you a close up look at Clarke’s Alembic bass (and playing!) »

  • Miles Mosley: Take Me Home

    Miles Mosley: Take Me Home

    Another great live performance by our friend Miles Mosley, performing “Take Me Home”. What a kickin’ tune! »

  • Slam Stewart: Flat Foot Floogie

    Slam Stewart: Flat Foot Floogie

    Dig this! Slam Stewart was one of the most if not the most recorded jazz bassists in the 40s, known for his bowing and singing along with his impeccable bass lines. Seeing him live was a treat nobody could forget. Here he is live with the Benny Goodman Quartet. »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Trying To Forget

    Alberto Rigoni: Trying To Forget

    Here’s a cool, spacy, harmonic-filled bass solo from Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni from his latest solo album, Something Different. »

  • Uriah Duffy: Superstitious Solo

    Uriah Duffy: Superstitious Solo

    Today’s video comes from Uriah Duffy, who sent along this note with it: After leaving Whitesnake, I’ve returned to gigs with various artists as a bassist for hire, which I love doing. There are some great new original projects for me these days, but for now, here’s a lil 5-string solo flavor over “Superstitious”, using... »

  • Owen Biddle Sets Record For Most Wah Pedals Used On a Bass

    Owen Biddle Sets Record For Most Wah Pedals Used On a Bass

    Owen Biddle of the Roots currently holds the record for most Wah pedals used on a bass at one time, according to the open source platformed Universal Record Database. Apparently he tried for six, but a bad cable cut him down to two. Who out there is gonna challenge him? »

  • Esperanza Spalding: I Can’t Help It (Michael Jackson Cover)

    Esperanza Spalding: I Can’t Help It (Michael Jackson Cover)

    Last year, during a live performance at Le New Morning in Paris, Esperanza Spalding performed her own arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”. She’s performing the tune on her Godin 5-string fretless bass. »

  • Todd Smallie and Yonrico Scott Teach Jazz To Kids

    Todd Smallie and Yonrico Scott Teach Jazz To Kids

    Here’s a clip of bassist Todd Smallie and drummer Yonrico Scott laying it down during cultural day at Oakgrove Elementary School. The two, who make up part of the rhythm section for the Derek Trucks band, blow through the jazz standards “Tenor Madness”, “All Blues” and “The Chicken”. Notice the Grammy on the desk… »

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass

    If it’s James Jamerson with a great drummer (Uriel Jones or Benny Benjamin?), you don’t need anything else. This isolated bass and drum version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” proves it. »

  • Paul Jackson with the Strandberg Project: The Groove

    Paul Jackson with the Strandberg Project: The Groove

    Paul Jackson joined bassist Jan-Olof Strandberg for his album The Strandberg Project back in 2005, and this recently posted video shows the duo jamming it out again on the tune “The Groove.” »