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  • Alissia Benveniste: Let it Out

    Alissia Benveniste: Let it Out

    Our Facebook friend Ricardo Franco sent us this killer video of bassist Alissia Benveniste leading a band with her song “Let it Out.” The super catchy tune features her on bass and vocals. Alissia has got some serious groove! »

  • Manuel Jiménez Gastélum: “Fine China” Bass Cover

    Manuel Jiménez Gastélum: “Fine China” Bass Cover

    It’s always great to discover cool bass lines that you wouldn’t normally hear. I don’t listen to much pop, but Manuel Jiménez Gastélum sent in this cover of Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” and I dig it. The song has a funky distorted bass line that he absolutely nails and his tone is killer. »

  • Doug Johns: Booty Groove

    Doug Johns: Booty Groove

    When Doug Johns got together with drummer Jordan Simmons, he described it as “just groovin’.” Here’s some of that groovin’, titled “Booty Groove”. Oh yeah. »

  • Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive 5, Featuring Eric England: Stoner

    Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive 5, Featuring Eric England: Stoner

    A couple of weeks ago, we featured a video of Dane Alderson playing with Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive, and it led me to check out more of the saxophonists videos. Mr. Roberts obviously has a knack for picking great bassists, because I was blown away by Eric England in this video for the song “Stoner.” The... »

  • Robert Glasper Experiment: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    Robert Glasper Experiment: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    The NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert series always seems to draw something special out of artists. The setting forces musicians to make a statement with a reduced set and limited instrumentation. Essentially, it shows viewers what a group is really made of, and the Robert Glasper Experiment used to the opportunity to prove they’re the... »

  • Hadrien Feraud and Federico Malaman: Cherokee Jam at NAMM 2014

    Hadrien Feraud and Federico Malaman: Cherokee Jam at NAMM 2014

    I’m still in recovery mode from NAMM this year, but I’ve been checking out all the great videos pouring in from the show. Here’s a crazy fast version of “Cherokee” by Hadrien Feraud and Federico Malaman at the Ken Smith booth. The duo trade solos at break-neck speeds, each more intense than the last. Hold... »

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  • Omer Cordell: Jennie

    Omer Cordell: Jennie

    Omer Cordell sent us this video of a tune he calls “Jennie”. Omer composed and performs this bass-focused tune with multiple bass tracks, harmonics and a nice vibe throughout. »

  • Sebastian Sanhueza: 50 Bass Intros

    Sebastian Sanhueza: 50 Bass Intros

    Everybody loves a good bass intro, especially bass players. Sebastian Sanhueza pays homage to the bass intro in this video he made in which he plays fifty bass intros in a single take. For anyone looking to play along, Sanhueza compiled tabs for each of them (grab them here). What’s your favorite bass intro? Tell... »

  • Now Vs Now: Big Pump (Live)

    Now Vs Now: Big Pump (Live)

    I hung out with Evan Marien for a while during the NAMM Show, and he told me I must check out bassist Panagiotis Andreou. I later got the chance to meet Panagiotis and asked him to send me some videos. It was nearly impossible to pick one, but in the end, I decided on this... »

  • Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

    Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey: NAMM Jam 2014

    It wouldn’t be NAMM without a performance by this epic duo. This year, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey took the stage and did their take on George Gershwin’s “Summertime” »