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  • Average White Band: Cut The Cake Live

    Average White Band: Cut The Cake Live

    Here’s Average White Band, getting funky and getting the crowd going during Sinbad’s Summer Jam. Eliot Lewis is the bassist holding down the groove (and taking a quick solo break). »

  • Jaco Pastorius: Unreleased “Teen Town” Live Video 1978

    Jaco Pastorius: Unreleased “Teen Town” Live Video 1978

    Here’s some amazing and really rare footage of Weather Report performing Jaco Pastorius‘s “Teen Town”, filmed live in Reading, PA in 1978 by a member of the audience. While the video isn’t very good quality, the performance is top notch, with the quartet of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine and Jaco. »

  • Berthold Basten: Streets of Montreal

    Berthold Basten: Streets of Montreal

    Berthold Basten‘s love for his Godin fretless bass inspired him to write a tune. We thought you’d enjoy it too. »

  • Incognito: 1975 Live

    Incognito: 1975 Live

    Facebook friend Eran Fuld shared this video with us, saying “It doesn’t any groovier than that…(definitely bass oriented music), personally I’m sold on these guys…” Now we are too! Francis Hylton is the bassist laying down that nice groove. Thanks Eran. Have a video to share? Drop us a line. »

  • Stanley Clarke: Live Bass Solo – Royale Boston (2011)

    Stanley Clarke: Live Bass Solo – Royale Boston (2011)

    Here’s an excellent fan-shot video of Stanley Clarke taking a solo during a performance at Royale in Boston, MA on March 24, 2011. (Well, the audio is terrific… the video might cause dizziness at times.) »

  • The Gap Band: Live At Sinbad’s Summer Jam Music Festival

    The Gap Band: Live At Sinbad’s Summer Jam Music Festival

    I was thinking about the late great Robert Wilson the other day and found this video of the Gap Band in 1999 at Sinbad’s Summer Jam. The audio could be a little better, but the Robert and the band are smokin’ through their hits, starting with “Burn Rubber on Me.” Make sure to check out... »

  • Rare Live Cliff Burton Solo (1986)

    Rare Live Cliff Burton Solo (1986)

    The Metal Den has just posted a Youtube clip including audio of Cliff Burton’s bass solo from a Metallica concert at the Coliseum Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa on May 30, 1986. The solo is part improv, with Burton adding the themes from the track, “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth.” Hailed as one of the greatest bassists of... »

  • Steve Bailey: Moonridge/Potpourri (Live)

    Steve Bailey: Moonridge/Potpourri (Live)

    Steve Bailey shows off his 6-string fretless (and mad skills) in this live performance of “Moonridge/Potpourri”. Bailey is backed by drummer Gregg Bissonette in this clip, taken from Bailey’s and Victor Wooten’s Bass Extremes DVD. »

  • Eric Czar: 6 String Fretless Bass Sonata

    Eric Czar: 6 String Fretless Bass Sonata

    Bassist Eric Czar recorded this beautiful, multi-tracked all-bass composition, using his 6-string fretless. The story behind the bass is interesting too… Eric took an old Ibanez SR-406 6-string bass he bought for $300 and ripped the frets out himself. His advice? “Don’t be fooled by the price tag!” »

  • The New Nashville Cats with Victor Wooten: Live (1991)

    The New Nashville Cats with Victor Wooten: Live (1991)

    Mark O’Connor recorded The New Nashville Cats in 1991, with the help of over fifty Nashville musicians. O’Connor wanted to “showcase the instrumental side of the Nashville recording scene.” Here’s one particular line-up of interest, with Victor Wooten, Brent Mason and Paul Leim in a live performance. »