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  • Ed Lucie and Anthony Vitti: Forgotten Grooveyard #12

    Ed Lucie and Anthony Vitti: Forgotten Grooveyard #12

    Berklee bass professor Anthony Vitti has a cool YouTube series called “Forgotten Grooveyard,” where he sits down with faculty, students and visiting artists at the school to kick out the jams. “The idea behind the ‘Forgotten Groove Yard’ was to record some lesser known classic grooves,” Vitti writes. “As a bass player, I approach everything... »

  • Marito Marques & Rich Brown: The Stormcloud’s Narrative

    Marito Marques & Rich Brown: The Stormcloud’s Narrative

    Drummer Marito Marques runs a series of videos called “Drum & Bass Sessions”, where invites different area bassists to perform with him in his studio. Bassist Rich Brown sat in on Marito’s fourth video of the series. He shared this video with us so we can share it with you. »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy

    Alberto Rigoni: Bass Guy

    We’ve all had that moment when an unknowing fan asks what’s wrong with our “guitar.” Alberto Rigoni’s latest single, “Bass Guy”, and its video tackle that situation. The song will be on the bassist’s upcoming album Bassorama, due summer 2016. »

  • Jacky Grandjean: Señorita Melancolía

    Jacky Grandjean: Señorita Melancolía

    Bruno Dumant shared this excellent video with us. Here’s his note: “Jacky Grandjean passed away in November last year. He mostly played within a flamenco trio in France. Here is a little video of him. No thrills, no loops, just music.” »

  • Consider the Source: God Only Knows

    Consider the Source: God Only Knows

    This is the Beach Boys like you’ve never heard them. Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source sat down with videographer Jody Miller to document their quirky yet infectious rendition of “God Only Knows.” Bassist John Ferrara handles bass and melody with two-handed tapping while double-neck guitarist Gabriel Marin and drummer Jeff Mann perfectly... »

  • Overdriver: Mr. Probz “Waves” Cover

    Overdriver: Mr. Probz “Waves” Cover

    My daughter Sara is a constant source of new music for me. This time though, I’ll admit I was initially skeptical when she sent me this video. But as I watched, I grew more impressed with this Brazilian duo, Overdriver. In this video, bassist Fabi Terada and vocalist/guitarist Evandro Tiburski perform a cover of the... »

  • Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)

    Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)

    Bassist Mike Frost said that “with all the noise and anticipation around the new Jaco documentary to be released this year, I began to reflect on that moment when many years ago I placed the Jaco Pastorius LP on the turntable and heard the opening track – Donna Lee. The ‘impossible’ made possible by Jaco.... »

  • SirJo: Ain’t No Sunshine

    SirJo: Ain’t No Sunshine

    Back in May, we featured the duo of bassist Lucio Enrico Fasino and vocalist Deborah Falanga performing their take on “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”. Here’s Lucio backing SirJo on another unique cover. Check out their version of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine”. »

  • Harmless Funk: Ramblin’

    Harmless Funk: Ramblin’

    Back in October, we shared a video of Harmless Funk, featuring bassist Dave Marks. The group performed the Meters’ classic, “Cissy Strut”. Dave just sent me the next video of the band from that same session. “This time it’s a cover of David Sanborn’s arrangement of [Ornette Coleman’s] ‘Ramblin’” he shared. “…bit more of a... »

  • Lior Ozeri: Wrecking Ball (Featuring Miley Cyrus)

    Lior Ozeri: Wrecking Ball (Featuring Miley Cyrus)

    I’ve somehow avoided listening to Miley Cyrus’s hit tune, “Wrecking Ball”… until now. It is all thanks to bassist Lior Ozeri, who sent me his interpretation of this tune where he drops the original instrumentation and turns it into a bass arrangement behind Cyrus’s vocals. I dig this, and I don’t mind admitting it. »