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  • Dudley Moore & Kenny Rogers: Satin Doll

    Dudley Moore & Kenny Rogers: Satin Doll

    A video has been making the rounds on Facebook, thanks to Freemont’s Office – and it was quite unexpected. Dudley Moore and Kenny Rogers performed “Satin Doll” on The Tonight Show (date unknown). What surprised us all was that Rogers was on double bass. During his solo, Rogers proclaims “I can’t play!”, but he handled... »

  • Emile Nelson: Liberation

    Emile Nelson: Liberation

    Emile Nelson shared this video with us saying “I just uploaded a live video from my album launch and thought it might be fun to share. It’s an original song with a 6/8 afro cuban groove. It’s quite a challenge to sing and play this one and make it feel good.” We dig the tune... »

  • Vulfpeck: Conscious Club

    Vulfpeck: Conscious Club

    Vulfpeck has released another video of a track from their debut full-length album – and it is one of our favorites. Joe Dart really lays it down on this one. If you dig this, you should check out our bass transcription for the tune, by Alasdair McLachlan. »

  • Steve Lawson: Five Stages

    Steve Lawson: Five Stages

    As in most of the world, politics in the UK have taken some strange twists and turns this year and it deeply affected bassist Steve Lawson. Today we’re sharing a first look at his upcoming album, The Surrender of Time that expresses his feelings on the situation. “The next chapter in my instrumental exploration of... »

  • Carlomaria: Feel The Love

    Carlomaria: Feel The Love

    Matteo Vallicella sent us this video of a project he’s working on with Italian singer Carlomaria. “I playied a ’66 P-bass with flats,” Matteo shared. “The efx [includes] a Wonderlove, a Doom by 3 Leaf Audio and an Oc2. Also a Ditto x4 by TC Electronics for a reverse effect of a pre-recorded slide at... »

  • Stu Hamm Band: Black Ice, Live

    Stu Hamm Band: Black Ice, Live

    Stuart Hamm has been killing it on the road this year with solo and band tours. While he’s been touring behind his latest album, The Book of Lies, he has also been mixing in some of his older tunes for a career spanning experience. Here’s a clip of Hamm and his bandmates Jeff Bowders and... »

  • Cyrille Aimée and Sam Anning: Tricotism

    Cyrille Aimée and Sam Anning: Tricotism

    Oscar Pettiford’s “Tricotism” has been a benchmark melody for bassists since the bebop heavyweight wrote it in 1954. Today we’re checking out a superb bass and vocal version of the tune performed by Cyrille Aimée and Sam Anning. Our friend Dylan Kuerschner sent the clip in saying our readers might like it, and I have... »

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  • Maddie Jay & The pH Collective: Say You’ll Be There

    Maddie Jay & The pH Collective: Say You’ll Be There

    We’ve featured some videos by Maddie Jay with her band, The pH Collective before. I recently got a Facebook note from Jeannette Lough – Maddie’s mom. “Just wondering if you have had a chance to see this yet (proud mom – I really love this re-imagination),” Jeannette shared. The song is what Maddie calls “a... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: Unconditional Love

    Esperanza Spalding: Unconditional Love

    Esperanza Spalding recently visited the Skype Live Studio for 101.9 KINK FM’s broadcast and performed “Unconditional Love”. The song appears on Spalding’s fifth album, Emily’s D+Evolution. »

  • The Meters: Look-Ka Py Py/Jungle Man, Live 1974

    The Meters: Look-Ka Py Py/Jungle Man, Live 1974

    I’ve been on a huge Meters kick lately. All of George Porter, Jr.’s bass lines groove like crazy. They’re simple and to the point, which is perfect. Here’s a great clip of The Meters live in 1974 on Dr. John’s “New Orleans Swamp.” The group tears into “Look-ka Py Py” before a cool transition into... »