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  • YYNOT: YYZ

    YYNOT: YYZ

    This is the one I’ve been waiting for from YYNOT. The virtual Rush cover band has just released their cover of “YYZ.” This is their first video with the band’s new drummer, Chris Moore, who joins bassist Tim Starace and guitarist Billy Alexander. Tim even handles the keyboards on this one, Geddy-style. »

  • Thundercat: A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)

    Thundercat: A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)

    Thundercat’s latest album Drunk has been getting rave reviews and for good reason. The songs are hypnotic and the bass playing is on point. Here’s Thundercat performing the song “A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)”, live on The Current. The bassist slays on his 6-string hollow body for the song’s groove and his solo. »

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  • Or Lubianiker: HadToDoIt

    Or Lubianiker: HadToDoIt

    Or Lubianiker shared this new composition on Facebook and it’s killer. Though there’s some very complex work to it, the song came together in an evening. “So last night instead of using my studio time for what I intended I ended up producing this little vid,” he wrote. “A combination of inspiration and procrastination! I... »

  • Funkadelic: Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Live on KCRW

    Funkadelic: Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Live on KCRW

    In preparing for our interview P-Funk’s Lige Curry, I revisited tons of old Parliament and Funkadelic bass lines. One that always sticks out for me is from “Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.” It’s sparse yet somehow meaty. Here’s Curry with George Clinton and Funkadelic performing the funk classic on KCRW. »

  • Remco Hendrix: Chill Funk Rock Bass Groove

    Remco Hendrix: Chill Funk Rock Bass Groove

    Time to get funky with another video by Remco Hendrix. In this video, Remco shared, “Having a good time with some funky thumb/finger plucking grooves with a laid-back vibe to it.” We dig it. »

  • Bryan Ladd Band: Endorphin, Live at Bass Bash 2017

    Bryan Ladd Band: Endorphin, Live at Bass Bash 2017

    One of my favorite performances from NAMM this year was at the Bass Bash. Bryan Ladd led his band through throwback grooves and modern melodies alike. Here’s a cool clip of “Endorphin”. The jam is a killer, plus Ladd takes a slippery, filtered solo at the 5:50 mark. »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Keep On Growing

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Keep On Growing

    Tedeschi Trucks Band is releasing on CD and DVD on March 17th. Here’s a clip from that show – and part of the release – featuring Tim Lefebvre laying it down on the track “Keep On Growing.” »

  • Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

    Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

    After getting the ability to groove under their fingers, many bassists struggle to learn how to take a solo. Luckily one of the greatest bassists ever is here to give you some tips. Marcus Miller sat down to make this video lesson for the Montreux Jazz Academy, which is affiliated with the annual jazz festival.... »

  • Steve Lawson: Vertigo

    Steve Lawson: Vertigo

    Steve Lawson’s recent album Referendum is filled with powerful music inspired by the political events in the UK last year. Each song is a stream of consciousness as the bassist reflects on Brexit, starting with the track “Vertigo.” “This is entirely live and improvised,” Lawson wrote. “Looped and layered exactly as you see it. Some... »

  • Erik Arkö: The 12 Types of Metal Bass Players

    Erik Arkö: The 12 Types of Metal Bass Players

    Our friend Erik Arkö knows his metal, and that means he knows his metal bass players. He decided to have a little fun by making a parody video of the “12 types of metal bass players”, plus a follow-up to finish the ones he missed. “Being one myself, I hope that this is considered somewhat... »