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  • Maceo Parker: Shake Everything You’ve Got

    Maceo Parker: Shake Everything You’ve Got

    In 1993, Maceo Parker and his band took the stage at The Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany. That performance ended up being filmed and later released as . During that performance, the group played “Shake Everything You’ve Got”, and the bass playing of Jerome Preston made the song live up to its name. »

  • Primus: Lee Van Cleef

    Primus: Lee Van Cleef

    Just about all of Les Claypool‘s bass lines are catchy and fun to play, but “Lee Van Cleef” is one of my favorites. The song, which pays homage to the actor with allusions to Claypool’s childhood, centers around a springy slap bass line on the D and G strings. Check out this clip of Primus... »

  • Ripe: Talk To The Moon

    Ripe: Talk To The Moon

    I stumbled upon the Boston-based band Ripe recently, and I was glad I did. I’ll admit, at first I was impressed with vocalist Robbie Wulfsohn. But after giving them a listen, I quickly became a fan of bassist Mauricio Morales. Here’s the band performing their tune “Talk To The Moon” live at the Berklee Internet... »

  • Mike Watt with Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, & Pat Smear: Big Train

    Mike Watt with Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, & Pat Smear: Big Train

    I’ve been revisiting some of Mike Watt‘s music recently after listening to his incredible interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and this clip floored me. The punk legend toured in 1995 with a superstar band to back him up including Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. Here’s the... »

  • Damian Coccio: What the Storm Brought

    Damian Coccio: What the Storm Brought

    Damian Coccio shared his latest video with us of a tune he wrote for solo loop bass, “What the Storm Brought”. He also shared the specifics in how his setup: “Using the Ditto X2 Looper and Strymon Timeline Delay. Using the volume knob on the Ditto X2 Looper for fading during the performance. Tuning is... »

  • Alissia Benveniste: On The Go

    Alissia Benveniste: On The Go

    Funk bass phenom Alissia Benveniste is back with a new song and music video, and if you’ve been following her, you know this is about to make your day. “On The Go” brings all of the bassist’s thick slap grooves to an upbeat track that will have you tapping your foot. “My vision for my... »

  • Yoni Ha: Shreds of Madness

    Yoni Ha: Shreds of Madness

    Yoni Ha sent me a note about an interesting tune he wrote, “Shreds of Madness”. Yoni uses nothing but bass to create the layers of the tune, which includes some great percussive slapping. »

  • Louise Petit & Russ Sargeant: Lights

    Louise Petit & Russ Sargeant: Lights

    Our friend Russ Sargeant shared this video with us of his interview and performance with singer-songwriter Louise Petit on Big Comfy Sessions. The tune, “Lights” appears on Petit’s 2014 album, Louder Than Your Drum. The video starts with the interview portion. The music begins at the 3:58 mark. »

  • Kenny Barron and Dave Holland: Billie’s Bounce

    Kenny Barron and Dave Holland: Billie’s Bounce

    Jazz greats Kenny Barron and Dave Holland make a great team. The duo, who released The Art of Conversation last year, utilize their deep understanding of each other’s playing to bring out the best of their own music. Here’s a great clip of Barron and Holland performing the standard jazz blues “Billie’s Bounce” live at... »

  • TV Project: Takadimi

    TV Project: Takadimi

    Artem Taranin is a bassist from Kherson, Ukraine. He sent me this video of him performing along with drummer Zhenya Vysochenko on a tune they call “Takadimi”. I love the internet. »