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  • Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel

    Tribal Tech: The Big Wave, Live in Israel

    After laying a perfect background for guitarist Scott Henderson, bassist Gary Willis rips an amazing solo of his own during this performance in Israel for television. Though the progressive fusion band dissolved after 2000’s Rocket Science, Henderson revealed earlier this year that he and Willis have worked out nearly 30 tunes for a new album. »

  • Randy Coven: NU School

    Randy Coven: NU School

    Here’s a cool video for the title track to Randy Coven’s album NU School. Ironically, the tune is laden with classical elements and some pretty intense technique by the bassist, who has toured with Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and many more. »

  • Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop

    Juraj Griglak: Bass Jam in Japanese Guitar Shop

    Slovakian bassist Juraj Griglak absolutely kills it in this clip for what appears to be a random passer-by in a Tokyo guitar shop. Check out Griglak’s serious case of bass face at 0:59. »

  • Willy González and Micaela Vita: Bailarín de Los Montes

    Willy González and Micaela Vita: Bailarín de Los Montes

    After focusing on jazz in his career, Argentinian bassist Willy González turned to traditional Latin American songs of folk lore and formed a duo with vocalist Micaela Vita. González fills in for a whole band by utilizing chordal strumming and percussive attacks while Vita pours her soul into the song, which translates to “Dancer of... »

  • Ben Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal Wilkenfeld: “Steal My Kisses” Live

    Ben Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal Wilkenfeld: “Steal My Kisses” Live

    When I found out this video existed (much less the performance), I was highly jealous of the entire audience who was able to witness it (Ben Harper + Tal Wilkenfeld!) Luckily, someone in the audience was able to capture it for the rest of us. In this video, Harper, Jackson Browne and Tal perform Harper’s... »

  • Casiopea vs. The Square: Eccentric Games

    Casiopea vs. The Square: Eccentric Games

    We’re firm believers that two basses are better than one. Here’s a cool example from the DVD Casiopea vs. The Square, where the two Japanese fusion bands perform alongside each other. This song, “Eccentric Games,” features an awesome bass battle between Casiopea’s Yoshihiro Naruse and The Square’s Mitsuru Sutoh. »

  • Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato: Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem)

    Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato: Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem)

    Today is Esperanza Spalding‘s birthday. What better way to help celebrate than with another awesome video by the bassist who beat Justin Bieber? Here, Esperanza performs a beautiful duet with Gretchen Parlato on the Antonio Carlos Jobim tune, “Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem)” Happy birthday, Esperanza! »

  • ZZ Top: Cheap Sunglasses, Live (1980)

    ZZ Top: Cheap Sunglasses, Live (1980)

    Dusty Hill keeps the bottom end simple, tight and in the pocket on this 1980 performance of “Cheap Sunglasses” from the DVD Double Down Live. His performance exudes pure attitude, and though the fuzzy guitars are missing, the beards are in full swing. »

  • Scott Ambush’s Solo at Richmond Jazz Festival

    Scott Ambush’s Solo at Richmond Jazz Festival

    Spyro Gyra’s Scott Ambush balances between funky and soulful on this solo from the Richmond Jazz Festival earlier this year. The band grooves hard while playing around their tune “On the Road.” »

  • Larry Graham: Super Slapping Bass Pedal Demos

    Larry Graham: Super Slapping Bass Pedal Demos

    Here’s a cool clip of Larry Graham taken from an out-of-print instructional video called “Super Slapping Bass.” The funky slap master gets heavy as he demos a few of his favorite effects pedals. Can Larry get any cooler? We think not. »