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  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride has a new band, known as the New Jawn Quartet. Thanks to the good folks at SFJAZZ, we have some footage to share. “Echoing the two horns/no piano lineup of the classic Ornette Coleman quartet, New Jawn is comprised of some of the most forward-thinking jazz artists on today’s scene,” SFJAZZ shared. We... »

  • Evan Marien: Heart

    Evan Marien: Heart

    Evan Marien has wowed us many times with his playing – and teaming up with a stellar drummer. Today’s video features Evan with drummer Justin Brown on the tune “Heart,” which appears on the bassist’s 4-track EP, EP2. »

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  • Nate Wood’s fOUR: Rabbit

    Nate Wood’s fOUR: Rabbit

    I’ve seen more than a few Facebook friends share this video, and I immediately saw why. Nate Wood has a new project called fOUR, which shows off not only some impressive chops but also some remarkable independence. Nate describes fOUR as “a project recorded in 1 pass with no overdubs, and/or pre-recorded backing tracks.” In... »

  • Scott Varney: Some Will Say (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017)

    Scott Varney: Some Will Say (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017)

    By the looks of things, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts could have some nice representation from the world of bass. Scott Varney sent us his latest video, which serves as his submission to the program. The tune is “Some Will Say,” which was written by Scott. We’re pulling for him and the other great bassists who... »

  • Vulfpeck with Bernard Purdie: Something

    Vulfpeck with Bernard Purdie: Something

    A couple of years ago, I ran into Bernard Purdie at NAMM and texted a picture to Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton. He told me he wanted to do a session with him, perhaps “It Gets Funkier IV.” Last September, they made it happen. The drum legend joined the band for four shows in NYC. Here they... »

  • The Funky Knuckles: New Birth

    The Funky Knuckles: New Birth

    The Funky Knuckles just dropped a new video, featuring the title track from their album, . Once again, bassist Wes Stephenson and the band blew us away. »

  • Jefferson Airplane: Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil, 1967

    Jefferson Airplane: Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil, 1967

    We’re kicking it old school today with a clip of Jefferson Airplane from a performance in 1967. Our friend Will Marks sent the clip in, noting the tasteful bass work of Jack Casady. “Interesting to see how he developed and presented his sections when the bass was featured — typically found them to be rooted... »

  • Eric Gales & Cody Wright Live at NAMM

    Eric Gales & Cody Wright Live at NAMM

    The Dunlop booth was a great hang during this year’s NAMM Show. Among the highlights was an appearance by Eric Gales and Cody Wright, who played “Pickin’ & Grinnin’.” Thankfully, cameras were rolling. »

  • Jean-Baptiste Salles: Radiohead’s “Exit Music” for Double Bass

    Jean-Baptiste Salles: Radiohead’s “Exit Music” for Double Bass

    I’m a sucker for a good Radiohead song, and even more so when there’s a great bass cover of it. Jean-Baptiste Salles brings a beautiful depth to the melancholy melody of “Exit Music” from the band’s iconic OK Computer album. “I accompanied myself with a Bass VI,” Salles says, adding that he included the piano... »

  • MarloweDK: Slow Funk Groove in Dm

    MarloweDK: Slow Funk Groove in Dm

    It is always great to see MarloweDK doing his thing, and he’s back with a new video. Here’s what he describes as a “thumb plucking, finger picking bass groove in D, using (as always) as many open strings as possible.” This one grooves. »