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  • Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

    Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

    During the 2013 Jazz à Vienne show, Marcus Miller took the stage with his band and over just a couple of songs, took the audience for quite a musical ride. In this clip, Marcus starts things off with his solo bass arrangement of “I’ll Be There” (which he recorded on Renaissance). As that song came... »

  • George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

    George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

    While Christian McBride is typically known for his stellar straight-ahead work, the man can get down on some funk. Here’s a crazy good clip of him in concert with the late great George Duke and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. at the Java Jazz festival in 2010. The trio gets into a collective consciousness to get... »

  • Alex Bershadsky: Bring On The Night

    Alex Bershadsky: Bring On The Night

    I’m always pumped to get new videos from Alex Bershadsky, and his latest is a reason why. The video features fantastic playing of all kinds, not to mention nice filming. “It’s an original arrangement for the Police Classic ‘Bring on The Night’ combining double thumbing with fretless bass,” he shares. “It’s a bit different, I... »

  • Jethro Tull: “Nothing is Easy”, Live 1970

    Jethro Tull: “Nothing is Easy”, Live 1970

    When I was writing the In Memoriam story covering the bassists we lost in 2014, I spent some time revisiting each of their works, including original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick. Here’s Cornick with Tull at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Their whole set was fantastic, but the band really brought it in... »

  • Bob Marley with Aston “Family Man” Barrett: Alternate “Real Situation” Take

    Bob Marley with Aston “Family Man” Barrett: Alternate “Real Situation” Take

    Bob Marley was one of the largest musical successes of the 20th century, but that legacy would not have been the same without bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett. Barrett, who was and still is the Wailers’ bandleader, is credited with writing much of the musical content and arrangements from that iconic music. The Wailers recently... »

  • Studio Jams: Boogie On Reggae Woman

    Studio Jams: Boogie On Reggae Woman

    Here is another terrific video from one of my favorite shows, Studio Jams. In this episode, guitarist Oz Noy suggests Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman” as the tune this group of musicians plays for their very first collaboration. The group nails this one, with Victor Bailey on bass and Anton Fig on drums. If... »

  • Before Yellow: Used To Love

    Before Yellow: Used To Love

    Johannes Pehrson shared another great video by his project, Before Yellow. “Used To Love” is a tune written by the bassist, who says “is nothing but drums, vocals and my 6 string BTB Bass…” Vocalist Katrine Kampp joins him once again on this track. “This time I’am also playing two bass solos, and using a... »

  • Mo’ Blow: Slingshot

    Mo’ Blow: Slingshot

    Bassist Tobias Fleischer shares this video with us, of his band Mo’ Blow, a jazz/funk group from Germany. Mo’ Blow tours quite a bit throughout Europe. In this video, the band is performing at the Borneo Jazz Festival in Malaysia. The tune – “Slingshot” – was written by Fleischer and pianist Matti Klein and appears... »

  • Adam Stevens: Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” for Solo Bass

    Adam Stevens: Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” for Solo Bass

    It has been a while since we’ve featured a video by bassist Adam Stevens. Luckily, he’s shared another great solo bass arrangement. This time around, Adam takes on “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, which also features Aloe Blacc. Enjoy. »

  • Hot Tuna: Been So Long, Live 1973

    Hot Tuna: Been So Long, Live 1973

    Our good friend Will Marks sent us this classic Hot Tuna video featuring bass legend Jack Casady on his Alembic bass. The clip is taken from a 1973 performance at the 46th Street Rock Palace in New York City. Dig that tone! »