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  • Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: Natalia

    Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: Natalia

    I received a note from bassist Jan Urbanec about a new video by the incredible duo he has with guitarist Shahab Tolouie. Of course, any time that happens, I can’t wait to check out what they’re up to with their “flamenco fusion” sound. As always, Jan’s note came with a little humor: “I know No... »

  • Jermaine Morgan with Brien Andrews: Walkin’ the Talk “Revisited”

    Jermaine Morgan with Brien Andrews: Walkin’ the Talk “Revisited”

    Here’s a great video bassist Jermaine Morgan shared on our Facebook page. Morgan builds a huge groove with drummer Brien Andrews on a playthrough of the track “Walkin’ the Talk” from his debut album, . Make sure to check out Morgan’s solo at the 3:44 mark. »

  • Zawinul Legacy Band Featuring Hadrien Feraud: Bass Solo and “Port of Entry”

    Zawinul Legacy Band Featuring Hadrien Feraud: Bass Solo and “Port of Entry”

    Bassist Hadrien Feraud completely rips it up in this video of the Zawinul Legacy Band performing “Port of Entry.” The clip starts with a bass solo and you can almost see the smoke coming from his fingers as shreds across the entire instrument. The rest of the band then kicks in with the Weather Report... »

  • Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody

    Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody

    Now this is a concert I wish I was at. Here are two videos of Andrew Gouche grooving like no other with Chaka Khan at the Java Jazz Festival in 2007. The band began the show with the combination of “I Feel For You” (first video) before segueing into “Ain’t Nobody” (second video). »

  • Wonderlush: JAM

    Wonderlush: JAM

    Wonderlush has been dubbed the “UK’s very own P-Funk group”, which is saying a lot. But they’re backing it up. Wonderlush is supporting George Clinton’s & Parliament’s UK tour and Reading Festival appearance. Their bassist is Punkpappa, who lays down some killer bass on this track and is a huge part of the group living... »

  • Aaron Gibson: “Fly By Night” All-Bass Cover

    Aaron Gibson: “Fly By Night” All-Bass Cover

    As many of you know, we’re big fans of bassist Aaron Gibson. I know many of you are as well. For his latest project, Aaron decided that since he was already doing cover tunes, he should honor some of the heroes who have made the bass what it is today. Geddy Lee fits that bill... »

  • Studio Jams with Victor Bailey: The Chicken

    Studio Jams with Victor Bailey: The Chicken

    I really dig what the guys at Studio Jams do. In each episode, they bring in a group of talented musicians, many who are meeting each other for the first time, and let them create music. In episode #38, which was released in 2009, Victor Bailey, Jeff Golub on guitar, Matt King on keys and... »

  • Trip Wamsley and Clarence “Klue” Lewis: Drum and Bass Jam

    Trip Wamsley and Clarence “Klue” Lewis: Drum and Bass Jam

    Sometimes there’s a mind-meld that happens between bassists and drummers. I’m pretty sure it’s happening here between bassist Trip Wamsley and drummer Clarence “Klue” Lewis. »

  • Ron Carter Trio: Samba de Orpheus

    Ron Carter Trio: Samba de Orpheus

    Ron Carter is a genius. This video is just more proof. Taken from a trio performance at France’s Jazz Soul Le Pommiers Festival in 2011, the clip only features Carter and guitarist Bobby Broom on the Luiz Bonfá tune “Samba de Orpheus,” while pianist Mulgrew Miller looks on. The entire song is a bass feature... »

  • Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

    Steve Lawson: Solo Bass Performance of REM’s “Orange Crush”

    Steve Lawson brought his solo bass talents to this fantastic rendition of REM’s “Orange Crush,” which features the bassist navigating the tune with a host of loops and fantastic effects. The result is six minutes of soaring ear candy that takes you for a ride. »