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  • Medeski Martin & Wood: Think

    Here’s a great live performance of Medeski Martin & Wood, filmed at the Umbria Jazz Festival. The tune, “Think”, starts off with some nice bass and gets cooking from there. Medeski Martin & Wood is the trio formed by John Medeski on keys, Billy Martin on drums and Chris Wood on bass. »

  • Christian McBride: A Day in the Life

    Here’s a cool behind-the-scenes video of bassist Christian McBride, taking viewers on a quick tour of his home, rehearsals and reminiscing about his tours and other musicians. »

  • Bobby & the Midnites: Bahama Mama, featuring Alphonso Johnson

    Bobby & the Midnites: Bahama Mama, featuring Alphonso Johnson

    Bobby & the Midnites was a side project for Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir, with one album release in 1981. Here’s the band in a live performance of “Bahama Mama”, featuring Alphonso Johnson on bass, with Bobby Cochran on guitar, Billy Cobham on drums and Dave Garland on keys and sax. »

  • Guy Pratt: Great Disco Bass Lines

    Guy Pratt: Great Disco Bass Lines

    Today’s video features well-known session bassist Guy Pratt demonstrating some of the great disco bass lines, and talking about the origin of his 1964 Fender Jazz bass, known as “Betsy”. The Bee Gees bit is hilarious. This one is worth watching twice. »

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  • Maximo Pera Renauld: All Basses

    Here’s a nice tune by Maximo Pera Renauld, who performs all the bass parts on this recording, with Hernan Marchesi on drums. Now that’s what we’re talking about! »

  • Gary Willis: Bowlegged

    Here’s Gary Willis at a clinic in Rotterdam, in 2006. He’s performing the tune “Bowlegged”, from his 2005 album, Bent. »

  • Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Kaleidoscope

    Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Kaleidoscope

    Bela Fleck & the Flecktones always put on such a great live performance. I’ve always loved how Bela and Victor Wooten (and the rest of the band) play off each other. Here’s the band performing “Kaleidoscope” at the Heineken Jazzaldia in San Sebastian, Spain in 2006. »

  • Weather Update: Victor Bailey solo

    Weather Update: Victor Bailey solo

    Here’s a classic Victor Bailey solo, from Joe Zawinul’s “Weather Update” band in 1986. P.S. Also loving Peter Erskine’s classic Apple Mac t-shirt. »

  • Breaking Down Willie Weeks’s “Voices Inside” Solo

    Breaking Down Willie Weeks’s “Voices Inside” Solo

    I’ve been listening to the Donny Hathaway Live album a lot lately, focusing a lot on the last track (“Voices Inside”) and the awesome solo by Willie Weeks. So, I was thrilled to see marlowedk breaking it down in a recent video playalong video: Off to practice! »

  • John McLaughlin & Jonas Hellborg: Pacific Express

    John McLaughlin & Jonas Hellborg: Pacific Express

    Here’s some great footage of John McLaughlin and Jonas Hellborg (and his double-neck Wal), performing live at Fabric Club in Hamburg in 1987. Things get cooking around the 2 minute mark. »