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  • Alita Moses: “Miracle” Cover, with Matt Keppler

    Alita Moses: “Miracle” Cover, with Matt Keppler

    Bassist Matt Keppler shared this video with us – and this one grooves. “Recently, I wrote and recorded an arrangement of Kimbra’s new single, ‘Miracle,’” he shared. “The track came out super funky, and I’m really proud of it. I wanted to reach out and share the video with you guys, as I feel that... »

  • Cahit Kutrafali and Bur-I Hoshsoz: Speak To Me

    Cahit Kutrafali and Bur-I Hoshsoz: Speak To Me

    Yesterday we featured a bass and vocal duo by DaBeat & Miki Santamaria. Here’s another, sent to us by bassist Cahit Kutrafali. The bassist is accompanying vocalist Bur-I Hoshsoz on their original tune, “Speak To Me”. »

  • DaBeat & Miki Santamaria: Man in the Mirror

    DaBeat & Miki Santamaria: Man in the Mirror

    We’ve seen some great grooves and solo bass from Miki Santamaria before. In this video, his incredible playing is in support of vocalist DaBeat, in this duo’s take of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”. Enjoy. »

  • Snarky Puppy: “What About Me” Live at Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest

    Snarky Puppy: “What About Me” Live at Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest

    One of the stops on Snarky Puppy’s current world tour was the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston, on September 27th. Luckily, cameras were rolling. Here’s the band performing “What About Me” at the Festival, from their latest album, We Like It Here. This one has it all, including the great bass faces from Michael... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Lone Wolf

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Lone Wolf

    If you haven’t caught on, I’m a big Jonathan Scales Fourchestra fan. The combination of steel drummer Scales, bassist Cody Wright and drummer Phill Bronson gets such a tight yet exploratory sound. Here’s the band performing “Lone Wolf” at a concert in Fairfield, Connecticut earlier this year. Wright kicks things off with some beautiful artificial... »

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

    Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

    Today we’re celebrating the birthday of the great Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, and the man known simply as Flea. Here’s Flea doing his funky thing on “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, which appeared on their 2011 release, I’m With You. Happy birthday, Flea… Keep doing your thing. »

  • Mike Wheeler Band: That’s What Love Will Make You Do

    Mike Wheeler Band: That’s What Love Will Make You Do

    Here’s a video that will get you moving in your seat. Bassist Larry Williams drives the bus in this clip of the Mike Wheeler Band performing “That’s What Love Will Make You Do.” His enormous energy propels the group’s groove, but it’s his ferocious solo at the 4:18 mark that steals the show. After he... »

  • Edmond Gilmore: Continuum

    Edmond Gilmore: Continuum

    Edmond Gilmore has spent lots of time studying the fantastic playing of Jaco Pastorius. We’ve featured his take on several Jaco songs, and now he’s back with a gorgeous version of “Continuum,” from the bass master’s self-titled album. Check it out: »

  • Ulf Wakenius Project, Featuring Ray Brown: Ray’s New Funk

    Ulf Wakenius Project, Featuring Ray Brown: Ray’s New Funk

    Ray Brown was the king of jazz bass, but he also had a funky side. Besides playing on some James Brown tracks, he penned a few funk and soul jazz songs that stood out in his repertoire. We’re celebrating what would be the bass titan’s 88th birthday with this video of his tune “Ray’s New... »

  • Audet-Morissette: Contact

    Audet-Morissette: Contact

    Sylvain Audet’s bass got abducted by aliens and was recovered a year later from a corn field in rural Pennsylvania. At least that’s what the bassist claims is the reason behind the new song “Contact” from his experimental bass/drum duo Audet-Morissette. The track, which also features drummer Christian Morissette and guitarist Claude Laflamme, is a... »