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  • Ismael Alcina: Solo

    Ismael Alcina: Solo

    Spanish bassist and composer Ismael Alcina recently released an album called Bass Life, featuring some really fantastic playing. Here’s a great video of the aptly entitled track “Solo”. Alcina creates a mysterious atmosphere before launching into a palm muted groove and building on it with a looper pedal. »

  • PHOS and Fortheloveofbass: Retrograde

    PHOS and Fortheloveofbass: Retrograde

    Ivo Schot has released the fifth video in his Fortheloveofbass series, and it may be my favorite. This time the bassist teamed up with Dutch singer-songwriter PHOS (AKA Eveline Vroonland) to cover the James Blake song “Retrograde”. Schot covers the harmonic elements with his bass and a full pedalboard while PHOS pours her syrupy vocals... »

  • The Derek Trucks Band: I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy

    The Derek Trucks Band: I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy

    I often listen to The Derek Trucks Band’s , which offers up one killer performance by an equally killer band. Here they are performing “I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy”, anchored by the sweet bass lines of Todd Smallie. »

  • Bill Laurance: Never-Ending City

    Bill Laurance: Never-Ending City

    Snarky Puppy keyboardist Bill Laurance recently released , which was recorded in May 2015 at Union Chapel in London. Joined by Snarky Puppy bassist Michael League, who plays bass and Moog Little Phatty on the album, here’s the track “Never-Ending City”. »

  • Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Of Ashes” Bass Playthrough

    Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Of Ashes” Bass Playthrough

    Earlier this year, we were knocked out by bassist Christian Sturgess as he ripped through his band Brutai’s track “Onyx“. Now he’s back with another gritty play along for the song “Of Ashes” from their upcoming debut album, Born. Sturgess uses a gnarly overdrive, power chords, and tapping to keep the song super heavy. »

  • Prince’s Bassists: Musicology

    Prince’s Bassists: Musicology

    Last month, musicians from throughout Prince’s career came together for an official tribute concert in Minneapolis. The star studded event was anchored by five of the Purple One’s bass colleagues: Sonny T from New Power Generation, Ida Nielsen from NPG/3rdEyeGirl, Andrew Gouche from NPG, Josh Dunham from NPG, and MonoNeon. In a beautiful moment, all... »

  • La Vague: Little Village

    La Vague: Little Village

    Alessandro Corsi sent us the latest video from his band La Vague for the song “Little Village”. The bassist lays down an awesome bass line while simultaneously taking care of accompanying chords. Who needs a guitar, anyway? »

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  • Ben Allison Trio: Pony Express

    Ben Allison Trio: Pony Express

    Ben Allison has a new album out with saxophonist Ted Nash and guitarist Steve Cardenas called The Quiet Revolution, and it’s sublime. Modeled after the drummerless trios of Jimmy Giuffre and Jim Hall, the band’s configuration allows for freedom while pushing each member to get creative. Here’s a video of the trio performing Giuffre’s “Pony... »

  • Federico Malaman and Marco Venturini: At Last

    Federico Malaman and Marco Venturini: At Last

    Federico Malaman joined vocalist Marco Venturini in the studio to record their own version of “At Last.” The iconic tune was made popular by Etta James in 1960. We love the what these two did with the song, including Federico’s jam at the end. »

  • Eduardo Machado: Dançando na chuva

    Eduardo Machado: Dançando na chuva

    Eduardo Machado gets down on this video with his trio, which features pianist Gil Reis and drummer Marcio Bahia. These guys bring it! »