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  • Fasino & Falanga: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Fasino & Falanga: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Lucio Enrico Fasino shared his newest project with us – a collaboration with vocalist Deborah Falanga. The duo put together this unique version of the Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong tune, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, which Marvin Gaye recorded for Motown. Things really start cooking around the halfway point, with a hint of... »

  • Gustavo Araújo: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for Solo Loop Bass

    Gustavo Araújo: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for Solo Loop Bass

    Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” is an obvious favorite among bassists who like to tackle tunes and arrange for solo bass. Bassist Gustavo Araújo shared his super arrangement for looped bass. I love how fluid the vocal lines are in this version. »

  • B.B. King, Featuring Reggie Richard: Let The Good Times Roll, Live 2009

    B.B. King, Featuring Reggie Richard: Let The Good Times Roll, Live 2009

    The King is gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. We’re remembering the legacy of B.B. King today with a clip of “Let the Good Times Roll” from his performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2009. The song’s lyrics talk about living life to its fullest, and we can all agree that’s something the... »

  • Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Scarlet Woman”, Live (1978)

    Unreleased Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius: “Scarlet Woman”, Live (1978)

    We have another video from the 1978 performances by Weather Report in Pennsylvania, thanks to Rick Suchow. This is “Scarlet Woman”, which features one of the greatest lineups ever: Jaco Pastorius, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Peter Erskine. As we mentioned in the videos we’ve shared in the past from this show (“A Remark You... »

  • Tom Tartarin: Dizzy Gillespie’s “Matrix” Play-Along

    Tom Tartarin: Dizzy Gillespie’s “Matrix” Play-Along

    Reader Tom Tartarin sent this video to us of him playing along to the Dizzy Gillespie “Matrix”. (I believe Phil Upchurch was the bassist on the recording.) I wanted to feature this for two reasons: the bass line is killer, and Tom is feeling it! »

  • Boxwave ft. Moses Barrymore: Ain’t No Stopping Me

    Boxwave ft. Moses Barrymore: Ain’t No Stopping Me

    John Mustachio sent us the latest video from his band, and it’s another great example of how much music you can make with just three people. Boxwave is a funk/rock/go-go influenced bass and cajon group that’s rounded out by percussionist Brad Ellsworth. Their latest track, “Ain’t No Stopping Me,” features hip hop artist Moses Barrymore... »

  • Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert & Mike Szuter: Cupid’s Dead

    Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert & Mike Szuter: Cupid’s Dead

    We’ve featured some clips from “Guitar Wars” in the past, with John Paul Jones on bass. Here’s another lineup from that performance, anchored by Mike Szuter. This group, which includes Nuno Bettencourt and Paul Gilbert, performed “Cupid’s Dead” as part of the show, complete with some nice grooves and some great unison lines thrown in... »

  • Wellington, Burbridge and Friends: Shape of My Heart

    Wellington, Burbridge and Friends: Shape of My Heart

    Anthony Wellington is one of the all time great bassists and bass educators. He’s been a member of Victor Wooten’s band for years, and his Bassology teaching studio continually turns out fantastic bass players. Today we’re celebrating his birthday with a clip from Gerald Veasley’s 2015 Bass Boot Camp, where he took the stage with... »

  • Remco Hendrix: Funk Bass & Drum Grooves

    Remco Hendrix: Funk Bass & Drum Grooves

    Our friend Mark Barletta sent us a note to check out some videos by Remco Hendrix, a bassist from the Netherlands. Remco calls this “Fingerstyle Funk Bass & Drum Grooves”. The part with the octaver really rocks. »

  • The Winery Dogs: You Saved Me (Live)

    The Winery Dogs: You Saved Me (Live)

    The Winery Dogs released their debut album back in 2013 and followed it with a tour. During that tour, they recorded a show for a live DVD, Unleashed in Japan. Here’s the band performing “You Saved Me”, with one very cool intro – and outro – by Billy Sheehan. »