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  • Les Paul with Carol Kaye: Live at The Iridium

    Les Paul with Carol Kaye: Live at The Iridium

    Chris Lentz shared this gem of a video, which features a live performance of Les Paul, Lou Pallo, Paul Nowinski, Dave Haywood, and Carol Kaye performing at the Iridium on January 31st, 2000. Dig Carol’s sweet solo! »

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  • Leonid & Friends: Saturday In The Park

    Leonid & Friends: Saturday In The Park

    Here’s another fantastic cover by bassist Leonid Vorobyev and his Leonid & Friends Chicago tribute band. This time around, the band performs “Saturday In The Park.” As always, they nailed it. »

  • Scott and Evan Varney: Subterranean Homesick Alien

    Scott and Evan Varney: Subterranean Homesick Alien

    Everyone loves a good Radiohead tune. Here’s a cool version of “Subterranean Homesick Alien” performed by bassist Scott Varney with his son Evan on tenor saxophone. Scott sings and fills out the song with the bass line and harmony while Evan adds melodies from the song. “This version is inspired by David Ryan Harris and... »

  • Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)

    Back in 2014, Snarky Puppy released We Like It Here. Here’s a live performance of one of the songs on that album, entitled “Shofukan,” which as always features band leader Michael League on bass. As we shared when the album was released, the album was recorded live in Kytopia Studios in Utrecht, Holland from Oct.... »

  • Olivier Babaz: On The Sunny Side of the Street

    Olivier Babaz: On The Sunny Side of the Street

    Get ready to chill out. Olivier Babaz offers up a nice relaxing arco version of the jazz standard “On The Sunny Sunny Side Of The Street” in this new video. Besides some nice phrasing, Babaz gets a big, warm tone that matches the song’s chill vibe. »

  • YYNOT: Invisible Heart

    YYNOT: Invisible Heart

    Fresh off their big debut concert in LA, here’s our favorite Rush-inspired band and their latest original, “Invisible Heart.” Tim Starace as always lays down some seriously gritty bass. »

  • Jason Matthews: Liberty City

    Jason Matthews: Liberty City

    It has been a while since we featured a video by Jason Matthews. In this clip, Jason takes on a beast of a tune: Jaco Pastorius’ “Liberty City,” from Invitation. Jason says, “…in my opinion the best version of this tune. This has been stuck in my head almost constantly for the past 15 years... »

  • Absurdcus: Hey Now

    Absurdcus: Hey Now

    Absurdcus has a new video, and it is spectacular. Here’s his arrangement of London Grammar’s “Hey Now.” He said “all sounds made with basses,” which is the way we like it. »

  • War: The Cisco Kid

    War: The Cisco Kid

    I’ve been on a real War kick this week, which was kicked off by watching this clip of the band from The Midnight Special in 1973. “The Cisco Kid” is a simple but fun song, and bassist B.B. Dickerson lays into it with tons of pocket. »

  • Widespread Panic & Tedeschi Trucks Band: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    Widespread Panic & Tedeschi Trucks Band: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    I love how the Tedeschi Trucks Band loves to collaborate with other artists and bands. Here they are performing the Stones’ classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” with Widespread Panic in Birmingham, Alabama last year. Bassist Dave Schools lays down the perfect groove behind the tune, with some great musicianship all around. »