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  • Ain’t No Sunshine: John Mayer Trio Live with Pino Palladino

    Ain’t No Sunshine: John Mayer Trio Live with Pino Palladino

    Recorded during the 2010 Crossroads Festival, here’s the John Mayer Trio performing the Bill Wither’s classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Pino Palladino really lays down a nice groove, along with drummer Steve Jordan. This performance was included on the . »

  • Von Thord: Wedding Night

    Von Thord: Wedding Night

    Jan Östlund sent us this video of Von Thord playing their tune, “Wedding Night”. The duo, made up of David Werthén and John Bergion, say, “this is what the cello and bass was built for. Woodbeating in HD.” We agree. »

  • Ron Hall: Live Bass Solo

    Ron Hall: Live Bass Solo

    We discovered this video thanks to MarloweDK, featuring bassist Ron Hall taking an extended bass solo, live at a club in Chicago. Funky! »

  • Stefano Francazio: The Awakening, Live Cover

    Stefano Francazio: The Awakening, Live Cover

    In today’s featured video, bassist Stefano Francazio shows off his version of The Reddings’ tune, “The Awakening”, perhaps even better known to bassists thanks to Les Claypool. [Editor’s note: ignore the “Tommy the Cat” title on the video]. Thanks to our Facebook friend Laura Palumbo for sharing with us. Have a video you’d like to... »

  • Marco Rodi: Solo Bass Show

    Marco Rodi: Solo Bass Show

    Bassist Marco Rodi performed what he calls a show of “ideas, compositions, improv”” in front of 4,000 people last year. He mentions that he covers a little bit of Stu Hamm at the end. We also heard some all-bass versions of Michael Jackson too. »

  • Joshua Pickenpaugh: “The Chicken” – 1 Tune Recorded in 4 Countries

    Joshua Pickenpaugh: “The Chicken” – 1 Tune Recorded in 4 Countries

    Bassist and Twitter friend Joshua Pickenpaugh shares this unique video with us, with him playing a 4-part version of “The Chicken”, the Pee Wee Ellis tune made popular by Jaco Pastorius. What makes this especially cool is that Joshua recorded each part in a different country: France, Spain, Italy and Greece, during his gig on... »

  • Scott Mulvahill: Leaving Home

    Scott Mulvahill: Leaving Home

    Bassist Scott Mulvahill first wrote this tune, “Leaving Home”, five years ago when he left for college. He recently added a bit to the composition, and shared the update. Thanks, Josh, for sharing this one with us! »

  • Gretchen Menn with Stu Hamm: Oleo Strut

    Gretchen Menn with Stu Hamm: Oleo Strut

    Stu Hamm shared this new video of Gretchen Menn’s “Oleo Strut”, where he lays down a solid groove with drummer John Mader. Stu really lets it rip at the 1:30 mark when he trades some smokin’ solos with the guitarist. »

  • Kate Davis: Just One Of Those Things

    Kate Davis: Just One Of Those Things

    Esperanza Spalding has sparked people’s imaginations, but she’s not the only one who can sing and play bass. Here’s a clip of 20-year old Kate Davis showing what multi-tasking is all about. The performance is from a gig at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland, Oregon in 2008. »

  • Victor Wooten & JD Blair: Live at Blue Note Milan

    Victor Wooten & JD Blair: Live at Blue Note Milan

    Filmed from the audience two days ago, here’s Victor Wooten and JD Blair playing the tune, “U Can’t Hold No Groove…” as their finale. The tune is from the album A Show of Hands, recently re-released. »