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  • MarloweDK: “Shining Star” Bass Playalong

    MarloweDK: “Shining Star” Bass Playalong

    So great to see MarloweDK back posting videos. In this one, MarloweDK is playing along to the Earth, Wind & Fire track “Shining Star”, in preparation for a gig. He’s playing it on his all-stock ’77 Fender Jazz, which along with all the basses on the wall behind him, gives us some serious GAS. »

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  • Parliament-Funkadelic: Flashlight (Live)

    Parliament-Funkadelic: Flashlight (Live)

    A few days ago, Parliament-Funkadelic took the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform their 1978 hit “Flashlight.” Alissia Benveniste laid down the groove on bass, while Bootsy Collins backed up the band on drums. Bootsy played drums on the original track, thanks to the fact that Bernie Worrell played the bass... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra & Daniel Casares: Tumbada

    Adam Ben Ezra & Daniel Casares: Tumbada

    We’ve shared a video of Adam Ben Ezra performing his tune “Tumbada” before. In this video, Adam performs the tune with Spanish/Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares. The duo has been touring lately. Such a great tune, with a nice, new take. »

  • Jaco Pastorius: Musicians Institute Master Class

    Jaco Pastorius: Musicians Institute Master Class

    A little over a year ago, Musicians Institute discovered a video in their vault of Jaco Pastorius’s appearance during a master class, which took place in the mid-80’s. They recently posted the entire video, where Jaco fielded questions from students. “Despite the glitchy video, the bassist’s signature sound rings loud [and] clear as he unveils... »

  • Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    I love bass and vocal duets, but this one is special. John Patitucci sat down with his daughter Gracie, who goes by Gra Music, for a gorgeous cover of the Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Patitucci lays down the perfect groove and fills to flesh out the arrangement while allowing Gracie to sing... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

    Solo bassist Jesús Rico Pérez is back with a brand new video. This one is different than ones we’ve heard from the past, but equally strong in the composition and performance. »

  • Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

    Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

    We love the videos coming out of Berklee, in large part because of their diversity. Here’s bassist/vocalist Naty Hernández performing her original composition “Manos De Agua” in Studio A. Naty’s bio tells the story: “Her music represents the amalgamation of the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombian with jazz and sonorities of world music.”... »

  • Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough

    Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough

    Brutai’s Christian Sturgess just released a playthrough video for their song “Onyx,” and it’ll melt your face. The song, which appears on their 2013 self-titled EP, features a killer bass part with intricate rhythms using slap, strumming, and three-finger techniques. The bassist’s snarling bass tone is also something to marvel. Sturgess gave the low down... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tedeschi Trucks Band made a stop at NPR’s offices and packed the biggest band I think I’ve ever seen in for NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”. Anchored by bassist Tim Lefebvre, the band performs some tunes from their latest album, Let Me Get By. The set includes “Just As Strange”, “Don’t Know What It Is” and... »

  • Scott Varney: Carry On

    Scott Varney: Carry On

    Bassist singer-songwriter Scott Varney is back with a video for his song “Carry On.” Besides stellar bass playing, the song has poignant lyrics that he dedicates to “all those who have lost.” »