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  • Tower of Power: So Very Hard To Go (Live on Soul Train)

    Tower of Power: So Very Hard To Go (Live on Soul Train)

    The other day, I stumbled upon this 1973 video of Tower of Power’s appearance on Soul Train. I immediately texted it to Kevin, and then I watched it countless times since then. The song is “So Very Hard To Go”, and Rocco Prestia is laying it down like only he can, behind one killer band. »

  • Vulfpeck: Game Winner

    Vulfpeck: Game Winner

    Time for some old school goodness from our good friends, Vulfpeck and their tune “Game Winner”. The track appeared on Vulpeck’s album, , and features guest appearances by Charles Jones on vocals and Rhodes and David T. Walker on guitar. As always, Joe Dart handles the low end, beautifully. “Give me the ball…” »

  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Breath of a Salesman

    The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Breath of a Salesman

    Les Claypool’s latest project with Sean Lennon, aptly named The Claypool Lennon Delirium, is everything you’d imagine it would be. Built upon the bassist’s unmistakeable style, the band has a mind-altering style of rock and psychedelia. Check out this clip of “Breath of a Salesman” taken from The Late Late Show with James Corden. The... »

  • Shaun Martin: Madiba

    Shaun Martin: Madiba

    Pianist Shaun Martin’s album features some great tunes, and a great band. Here they are, with bassist Keith Taylor having fun holding down the low end on the tune “Madiba”. This one grooves. »

  • Mike Stern Band: KT

    Mike Stern Band: KT

    The Mike Stern Band always seems to feature an impressive lineup, and this one is no exception. In this clip, the band performs “KT” at the Blue Note Milano on November 4th, 2015. The group this time features Stern on guitar, Janek Gwizdala on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet and Steve Smith on drums. »

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  • Sound Struggle: Rise

    Sound Struggle: Rise

    When Sound Struggle’s new video hit my radar, it blew me away. Their song “Rise” starts out in a way that makes you think you know what the song is all about. Then something pretty epic happens. Then it changes again, and then it really gets epic. Anchored by bassist Joe Calderone, here’s the band... »

  • Anthony Vitti & Tom Appleton: Forgotten Groove Yard #15

    Anthony Vitti & Tom Appleton: Forgotten Groove Yard #15

    Here’s episode #15 of Anthony Vitti‘s Groove Yard, with Tom Appleman joining Vitti for what they call a “little Acid Jazz duo”. Dig it! »

  • Franklin Peredo: Funktopia Robotica

    Franklin Peredo: Funktopia Robotica

    Franklin Peredo never ceases to amaze me. His latest video is for the song “Funktopia Robotica” and it features the bassist’s crazy right hand technique to make the music sound like the title suggests. It’s not that he’s strumming, thumping, popping and tapping – it’s that he does it so fluidly you forget about the... »

  • MonoNeon, Mr. Talkbox and John Blackwell: “Controversy” Prince Tribute

    MonoNeon, Mr. Talkbox and John Blackwell: “Controversy” Prince Tribute

    Musicians around the world have been paying tribute to the Purple One since his untimely passing in April, and they have yielded some incredible moments. Here’s a great clip from a live Prince tribute hosted by Bootsy Collins that features Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers, drummer John Blackwell from New Power Generation and bassist MonoNeon, who... »

  • Progger: Endorphin

    Progger: Endorphin

    Our friend Bryan Ladd shared a video by a project he’s been involved in over the last year or so. The band is Progger, and this is their tune “Endorphin.” Bryan gets in a short but sweet solo at the end. The song appeared on Progger’s album, which was released back in April. »