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  • Dylan DeBiase: Sick Of This Earth

    Dylan DeBiase: Sick Of This Earth

    Dylan DeBiase sent us this video saying, “I wanted to send you a video of an original song that is very near and dear to my heart.” The tune is “Sick Of This Earth,” which features some terrific bass playing and vocals. »

  • Steve Lawson: The Legacy (Fretless Funk)

    Steve Lawson: The Legacy (Fretless Funk)

    My good friend Steve Lawson shared this video a couple of days ago, which is the first to feature his new Signature Elrick Gold Series SLC 6-string fretless bass. “Something a little funky for you – the full video introducing my beautiful new Elrick Bass Guitars, Ltd. Fretless – this also makes pretty extensive use... »

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  • Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore is a 12-string bass expert, which is why he released his DVD, A 12-string Bass X-ploration several years ago. Diving into lessons on how to utilize the instrument in bass and melodic functions, the footage also includes three music videos. Senatore recently released one of the music videos for “Shapla,” and it’s a... »

  • Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things

    Melissa Walker and Christian McBride: Just One of Those Things

    Kevin has been filling my inbox with some stellar bass videos lately. Here’s another, with bassist Christian McBride and vocalist Melissa Walker performing “Just One of Those Things” on WBGO’s “Singers Unlimited” show. Christian is such a beast. »

  • John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Live at Jazzfest Bonn

    John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Live at Jazzfest Bonn

    Kevin sent me this video a few days ago, and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it. Here’s John Patitucci and his Electric Guitar Quartet performing at Jazzfest Bonn earlier this year. And it is stellar. Here’s the order of the set included in this video: 00:00 – JLR 11:09 – Interview... »

  • Zander Zon: Thunderstruck

    Zander Zon: Thunderstruck

    The news of Malcolm Young’s passing shocked the music world. Zander Zon pays tribute to the guitarist and band with this new solo bass arrangement of “Thunderstruck.” “This song rocks and always will. That riff at the start is so recognizable and iconic. I’ve seen great arrangements on acoustic guitar and cello, so I hope... »

  • Damian Coccio: Inner Ponds

    Damian Coccio: Inner Ponds

    Damian Coccio sent us this video with a simple note: “Here is something to help folks relax.” We’re all for that. The tune, “Inner Ponds,” features Damian’s fretless bass and EBow. And it is definitely relaxing. »

  • Thundercat: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    Thundercat: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

    Thundercat has a style all his own. His playing is unbelievable and his songs are earworms. That’s evidenced on his recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert from October. With bandmates Dennis Hamm, Justin Brown, and Miguel Antwood Ferguson, the bassist plays through three tracks from his album, Drunk: “Lava Lamp,” “Friend Zone,” and “Them Changes.” Check... »

  • James Brown (Featuring Bootsy Collins): Live on Italian TV, 1971

    James Brown (Featuring Bootsy Collins): Live on Italian TV, 1971

    This one should get you moving! Check out the 18-year-old Bootsy Collins backing up James Brown and the Original JB’s for a performance on Italian television in 1971. Funky! »

  • Diego Tarantino: After You’ve Gone

    Diego Tarantino: After You’ve Gone

    It is clear Diego Tarantino is quite the student of music. Here’s a video he shared with us recently of him performing a bass version of “After You’ve Gone,” based on the version by Django Reinhardt. Amazing musicianship on display! »