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  • Cai Marle-Garcia: Arabiatta

    Bassist Cai Marle-Garcia has just released his new album, Mr. Ears, a couple of weeks ago (check out our previous article on this release, including a track from the album). Here’s Cai with his trio, “Miscellany”, performing Sagat Guirey’s “Arabiatta” live at the Green Note in Camden Town, London. Guirey is the guitarist, and Stuart... »

  • Jeff Schmidt: Solo Piccolo Fretless Bass

    Jeff Schmidt: Solo Piccolo Fretless Bass

    Here’s bassist Jeff Schmidt, performing on his Pedulla Pentabuzz fretless piccolo bass. This solo bass performance took place at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA. Preview and download Jeff’s CD, Outre: Widgets Outre is also available at CDBaby. »

  • Marcus Miller: “Tomaas” from Tutu Revisited

    Marcus Miller is about to begin his latest tour Japan and Europe. The new tour, Tutu Revisited – The Music of Miles Davis, features Christian Scott on trumpet. Here’s the group performing “Tomaas”: »

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  • Russ Sargeant: Beauty

    Russ Sargeant: Beauty

    Our Twitter friend Russ Sargeant had a busy weekend, recording two live performances on Ustream, and showcasing his looping skills. “Beauty” was a favorite. The song, written for Russ’s wife, is performed on a 4 string fretted bass with looping. Well done, Russ. »

  • Metropole Orchestra with Victor Bailey & Peter Erskine: Nubian Sundance

    Metropole Orchestra with Victor Bailey & Peter Erskine: Nubian Sundance

    Here’s the Metropole Orchestra performing “Nubian Sundance”, in a tribute concert to Joe Zawinul. Joining the orchestra are former Weather Report members, Victor Bailey on bass, Peter Erskine on drums and Alex Acuna on percussion. This isn’t our typical bass showcase video, but I couldn’t pass it up. Bailey does play some pretty sweet stuff... »

  • Steve Lawson and Michael Manring: Improvised Duet

    There’s been a lot of buzz lately about solo bassist Steve Lawson playing a gig with bassist Michael Manring. For those of you who did not get the chance to see it, Lawson has uploaded multiple videos of the October 6th gig at the Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar. We’re featuring one of those... »

  • Josy John: Bass solo

    This great video is Josy John playing from Antaragni, a fusion band from Bangalore which disbanded in 2004. Antaragni is a combination of two Sanskrit words, Antar which is “fire” and Angi meaning “within.” John appears to be playing a 5 string Warwick. »

  • Ron Carter: Willow Weep for Me

    This is a video from a 1984 performance by bassist Ron Carter playing “Willow Weep for Me.” Carter is one of the most recorded bassists in jazz history, heard on more than 2,500 albums. Carter is probably best known for his jazz work, playing in the Miles Davis quintet with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and... »

  • Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: Spain

    Josh, a bass trombonist (we’ll call that close enough) sent us this video of the Flecktones performing Chick Corea’s “Spain”. I’m sure he sent it because of the awesome bass playing by Victor Wooten, who takes over around the 2:30 mark. »

  • John Mayer with Pino Palladino & David Labruyere: I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)

    John Mayer with Pino Palladino & David Labruyere: I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)

    Our Twitter friend @kevcooke shared this video recommendation with us, saying “You MUST feature this video… Pino Palladino AND David Labruyere playing on this tune = DESPICABLE groove!!!” We agree, Kevin! »