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  • JJ Grey & Mofro, with Todd Smallie: Your Lady, She’s Shady (Live)

    JJ Grey & Mofro, with Todd Smallie: Your Lady, She’s Shady (Live)

    JJ Grey & Mofro’s “Your Lady, She’s Shady” – from the album This River – is one gritty, funky tune. Things get even funkier in this live version, with bassist Todd Smallie making it happen. This is from “Live at The Iridium – Front and Center” on PBS. »

  • Davide Tammaro with Panagiotis Andreou: Brooklyn

    Davide Tammaro with Panagiotis Andreou: Brooklyn

    Davide Tammaro is getting ready to release his upcoming album Ghosts and sent us this video to check out. The guitarist wisely recruited bassist/vocalist Panagiotis Andreou, who lays down a tasty line and solo for the song “Brooklyn.” Check out this video from the live studio session: »

  • Good Demons: “Tornado of Souls” Cover

    Good Demons: “Tornado of Souls” Cover

    Here’s a take on Megadeth like you’ve never seen. Bassist Michael Evdemon, drummer Vasilis Kalistristris, and vibraphonist Vaggelis Paraskevaidis teamed up to cover the classic thrash metal song in a brand new way. The trio dishes out a chilled-out and tasty version of “Tornado of Souls” from Megadeth’s iconic Rust in Peace album. They keep... »

  • Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

    Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

    During the 2013 Jazz à Vienne show, Marcus Miller took the stage with his band and over just a couple of songs, took the audience for quite a musical ride. In this clip, Marcus starts things off with his solo bass arrangement of “I’ll Be There” (which he recorded on Renaissance). As that song came... »

  • George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

    George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

    While Christian McBride is typically known for his stellar straight-ahead work, the man can get down on some funk. Here’s a crazy good clip of him in concert with the late great George Duke and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. at the Java Jazz festival in 2010. The trio gets into a collective consciousness to get... »

  • Alex Bershadsky: Bring On The Night

    Alex Bershadsky: Bring On The Night

    I’m always pumped to get new videos from Alex Bershadsky, and his latest is a reason why. The video features fantastic playing of all kinds, not to mention nice filming. “It’s an original arrangement for the Police Classic ‘Bring on The Night’ combining double thumbing with fretless bass,” he shares. “It’s a bit different, I... »

  • Jethro Tull: “Nothing is Easy”, Live 1970

    Jethro Tull: “Nothing is Easy”, Live 1970

    When I was writing the In Memoriam story covering the bassists we lost in 2014, I spent some time revisiting each of their works, including original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick. Here’s Cornick with Tull at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Their whole set was fantastic, but the band really brought it in... »

  • Bob Marley with Aston “Family Man” Barrett: Alternate “Real Situation” Take

    Bob Marley with Aston “Family Man” Barrett: Alternate “Real Situation” Take

    Bob Marley was one of the largest musical successes of the 20th century, but that legacy would not have been the same without bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett. Barrett, who was and still is the Wailers’ bandleader, is credited with writing much of the musical content and arrangements from that iconic music. The Wailers recently... »

  • Studio Jams: Boogie On Reggae Woman

    Studio Jams: Boogie On Reggae Woman

    Here is another terrific video from one of my favorite shows, Studio Jams. In this episode, guitarist Oz Noy suggests Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman” as the tune this group of musicians plays for their very first collaboration. The group nails this one, with Victor Bailey on bass and Anton Fig on drums. If... »

  • Before Yellow: Used To Love

    Before Yellow: Used To Love

    Johannes Pehrson shared another great video by his project, Before Yellow. “Used To Love” is a tune written by the bassist, who says “is nothing but drums, vocals and my 6 string BTB Bass…” Vocalist Katrine Kampp joins him once again on this track. “This time I’am also playing two bass solos, and using a... »