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  • 14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

    14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

    Abigail Hartman is a 14 year old bassist (and drummer) from California, who surprised us with her tribute performance of Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”. Abigail performs the legendary lead bass line on her Daisy Rock Candy White Lightning four string. »

  • International Solo Bass Competition: Anthony Jackson, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

    International Solo Bass Competition: Anthony Jackson, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

    Back in 2005, the Coastal Carolina University hosted their first annual International Solo Bass Competition. During the event, Anthony Jackson took the stage, and performed along with Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten. »

  • Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

    Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

    Here’s Avishai Cohen with his band performing the tune “Smash” live at Blue Note in 2006. Dig the syncopation! Dig the solo! »

  • Stan Sargeant Live Bass Solo

    Stan Sargeant Live Bass Solo

    During an Al Jarreau tour in 2008, Stan Sargeant takes a solo break and really gets the audience going, before the band kicks in to back him up. The band even throws in a little bit of Weather Report’s “Black Market” at the end. »

  • Florent Ghys: Multi-Tracked Upright Bass

    Florent Ghys: Multi-Tracked Upright Bass

    In this exciting video, the French bassist Florent Ghys combines multi-tracking bass loops and video clips shot in his hometown of Bordeaux, France to create a unique work. It was featured at the June, 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon Concert in New York. Florent Ghys »

  • Return To Forever: After the Cosmic Rain (1974)

    Return To Forever: After the Cosmic Rain (1974)

    Here’s the original Return to Forever line up, performing for German TV in early 1974 – without an audience! Guitarist Bill Connors, who was soon replaced by Al Di Meola, is present along with Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Lenny White. Sadly, the camera operators and/or editor decided not to focus on Clarke very much... »

  • What Blues Bass is All About: Russell Jackson with B.B. King

    What Blues Bass is All About: Russell Jackson with B.B. King

    Russell Jackson joined B.B. King’s band in the late ’70s, staying with the legendary guitarist for seven years. In this early ’80s clip from French TV, the band plays an instrumental into then kicks into “Let the Good Times Roll,” with another segue into “Everyday I Have the Blues.” The whole band swings hard to... »

  • King Curtis Live at The Shea Stadium, with Chuck Rainey

    King Curtis Live at The Shea Stadium, with Chuck Rainey

    Last night, we featured a King Curtis video from the archives, with Jerry Jemmott. Today, we have another treat… a live clip of King Curtis and his band, opening for The Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965. This time, Chuck Rainey is holding down the low end. »

  • Victor Wooten & Anthony Wellington: Dynamics Duet

    Victor Wooten & Anthony Wellington: Dynamics Duet

    Victor Wooten and Anthony Wellington have a long working history, or as Anthony says, he’s the “long time holder of the coveted ‘2nd bass’ position in the Victor Wooten Band”. Here’s the bass duo performing a nice piece from Vic’s Groove Workshop DVD. »

  • A Perfect Circle: Weak And Powerless

    A Perfect Circle: Weak And Powerless

    Just before their latest reunion tour, A Perfect Circle played the Jimmy Kimmel show. Here’s Matt McJunkins laying the foundation on the song “Weak and Powerless” from their second album, Thirteenth Step. »