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  • Steve Metcalf: Coldplay’s “Magic” Bass and Mandolin Cover

    Steve Metcalf: Coldplay’s “Magic” Bass and Mandolin Cover

    Steve Metcalf has done it again. Here’s a fantastic version of Coldplay’s “Magic” performed on upright bass and mandolin. As usual, Metcalf’s phrasing and melodic touch puts this one over the top. “I’m not really a fan of Coldplay,” he admits, “but this song is actually pretty rad. I hope ya’ll like my rendition!” »

  • Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock took the stage at the Tokyo Jazz Festival in 2005 with a version of the Headhunters which included bassist Marcus Miller. Here the group performs “Butterfly”, which appeared on Hancock’s 1974 album Thrust. Marcus starts things off on bass clarinet before picking up his bass. And at that point, things get extra groovy.... »

  • Miles Mosley Trio: Planetary Princess

    Miles Mosley Trio: Planetary Princess

    We’ve typically seen Miles Mosley in solo settings, and he’s always knocked us out. But as we learned in our interview with Miles, he’s an incredibly versatile bassist, and one who studied with some true bass giants including John Clayton, Ray Brown and Al McKibbon. Here’s Miles with his trio performing “Planetary Princess”. The trio... »

  • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen: When You Get Back

    Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen: When You Get Back

    Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen know how to groove, thanks to a stellar cast of musicians which includes bassist Cornell C. Williams, guitarist Derwin “BigD” Perkins and drummer Eddie Christmas. Here’s the quartet performing “When You Get Back” live at the The Basement night club in Sydney, Australia. This one offers a lot,... »

  • MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene

    MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene

    MonoNeon adds a crazy amount of groove to everything he plays on, even if it’s a bunch of singing bugs. “Here is a new video of me playing along with a scene from the 1996 musical-comedy, Joe’s Apartment (first film produced by MTV Films),” the bassist shares. “This was and still is one of my... »

  • Victor Bailey: Countdown

    Victor Bailey: Countdown

    Victor Bailey is about to get you to kick your practicing into high gear with this video. It’s a playalong of his take on John Coltrane’s “Countdown” as heard on . “When I went to Berklee 35 years ago, I transcribed a bunch of Coltrane solos including this one,” Bailey shared. “I’m playing Coltrane’s solo.... »

  • Doug Johns: The Dougumentary

    Doug Johns: The Dougumentary

    Doug Johns is one of the funkiest bassists alive. The Terra State Video Club caught some of the funk with this 45-minute look into his style, his outlook, and his personality. “I’m proud to announce… The Dougumentary!” Johns shared on Facebook. “Filmed at Terra State Community College/Terra Video Club/ Brandon Beining, Mark Grine, Chris Cavera.... »

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  • Adam Ben Ezra: Balagusto for Solo Double Bass

    Adam Ben Ezra: Balagusto for Solo Double Bass

    Any time Adam Ben Ezra shares a new video, I know we’re all in for a treat. This time around, Adam is performing the song “Balagusto” on his 5-string upright. It is simply remarkable how he can make it sound so much bigger than one person playing live. The track is available on Adam’s Bandcamp... »

  • Zander Zon: Braveheart Theme for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: Braveheart Theme for Solo Bass

    For Zander Zon’s 50th solo bass video, he went back to one of his favorite movies for inspiration. Zander found the soundtrack for Braveheart to be “amazingly beautiful music”, and arranged the main theme for solo bass. For this arrangement, his bass is tuned B, Eb, Db, Gb. »

  • Viktor Lörincz: Return of the Boomerang

    Viktor Lörincz: Return of the Boomerang

    One of the most popular videos we’ve ever shared is Viktor Lörincz’s “Boomerang,” back in 2011. We even had Stuart Clayton transcribe it. Now Lörincz is back with “Return of the Boomerang,” a bass solo that builds on his previous and most popular video. This one’s got it all: slapping, tapping, chords, and of course,... »