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  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Ray Brown, live in 1977

    Two amazing bassists playing the jazz classic “There Is No Greater Love.” Both bassists show some serious chops in their solos, NHØP plays close to light-speed on his upright and and Ray Brown is his usual incredible self. »

  • 3 Bass on the Mountain: Summertime

    We have no idea who these guys are, but they’re rocking out to “Summertime” on top of a mountain, so we had to show them! That must have been a serious hike. »

  • Bass Day Jam: Mr. P.C.

    Bass Day Jam: Mr. P.C.

    Twelve years ago, bassists John Patitucci, Tony Levin, Oteil Burbridge, Billy Sheehan, Reggie Washington and Dave Pomeroy got together to perform John Coltrane’s “Mr. P.C.” Of course, Mr. P.C. is Mr. Paul Chambers, the bassist who performed and recorded with Coltrane and Miles Davis. »

  • Charles Mingus: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat live in ’75

    Charles Mingus: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat live in ’75

    Here’s Charles Mingus, playing one of his greatest tunes, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”. This performance took place live at Montreux 1975, with Don Pullen on piano, George Adams on tenor sax, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, Benny Bailey on trumpet, and Danny Richmond on drums. »

  • Les Claypool: One Better, live at Bonnaroo 2008

    It’s been a while since we featured a Les Claypool video… too long in fact. So, here’s one of Les and Master of Puppets at Bonnaroo in 2008. His bandmates include MIRV, Sam Bass, and Paulo Baldi. »

  • Goatika and Tony Levin: LEVITATION

    Goatika Lab – comprised of Tony Levin on bass, Artem Yakushenko on electric violin and mandolin, Sergey Klevenski on winds, Boris Nazarov on percussion programming and special effects, Pavel Mikhailuk on didgeridoo and vocals, Jagannat on tabla, Evgenia Tedjetova on vocals and Jovis Bubrowski on didgeridoo – performed live at the Moscow B2 Club in... »

  • Stu Hamm solo, live at Vicar Street Dublin

    Here is a bass solo by Stu Hamm, during a concert with Joe Satriani at Vicar Street Dublin. You get to see him really kick it up a notch around 3:20 with his awesome slap bass style! »

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  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Faithful, live

    There’s not a lot of bass in the first part of Meshell Ndegeocello‘s live recording of “Faithful”, but what bass is there is pretty sweet. Make it beyond the halfway mark, and there’s a nice little bonus jam, where Meshell really gets going. We don’t get many opportunities to run videos of Meshell (not many... »

  • Russ Sargeant: Loop Improv #1

    This video was put together by one of our own contributors, Russ Sargeant! As Russ explains, “Very rough around the edges, too long, sound glitches and loop too quiet … BUT… battling against sound routing gremlins, this is my first video of an improvisation using my looping gear: Mobius, Boss FC-50 Midi Foot Controller and... »

  • Bill Clements: Fret-grooving

    Bill Clements: Fret-grooving

    Check out this video of Bill Clements, playing with one hand! Clements lost his right arm in an industrial accident in 1989. He released his first CD, Undergroundalienbass in 2005. His bass is also unique, using a “fret-groove” system where the frets are actually concave and carved out of the neck rather than laying on... »