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  • Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody

    Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody

    Bassist and educator Pablo Elorza recently posted a new blog on exercises for musicians. Part of the lesson is a video with stretches to warm up before or after a playing session. The bassist composed this beautiful bass solo to accompany the video, and it’s just as inspiring as the information. Elorza crafts a lyrical... »

  • Ornette Coleman & Prime Time Band: “Story Tellers” and “Latin Genetics”, live 1987

    Ornette Coleman & Prime Time Band: “Story Tellers” and “Latin Genetics”, live 1987

    The world lost a pioneer in the music world yesterday as Ornette Coleman passed away at the age of 85. An innovator of the free jazz movement, the saxophonist was a major influence for a generation of musicians. We’re remembering Coleman with a 1987 clip from the Stadtgarten in Cologne, Germany. Coleman’s band includes two... »

  • Jason Everett: The Return

    Jason Everett: The Return

    Jason Everett, aka Mister E, sent us this clip of his song “The Return,” which features the bassist playing on his fretless seven string. “‘The Return’ is a recent composition and is the fourth and final movement of my epic composition ‘Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality,'” Everett writes. “[Moksha] is the sonic story of... »

  • Spyro Gyra: De La Luz (Live)

    Spyro Gyra: De La Luz (Live)

    Back in March, Spyro Gyra took the stage at Blue Note Milano. Anchored by bassist Scott Ambush, the band performed this tune, “De La Luz”. Terrific performance! »

  • Fernando Molinari: Destrambelhado

    Fernando Molinari: Destrambelhado

    Fernando Molinari sent us this smoking playalong clip of the song “Destrambelhado” from his first CD. The bassist mixes fingerstyle, slap, and strumming to drive the fusion track. »

  • Isaias Elpes: Sexual Healing (Reimagined)

    Isaias Elpes: Sexual Healing (Reimagined)

    Isaias Elpes sent me this video of an interesting and reimagined take on Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.” Playing to the vocal track, Isaias adds bass, guitar and keys to his version through his “Meetings Project”. “Music is more than an artistic expression is the possibility of the improbable and timeless meeting,” he shared. This is... »

  • Bela Fleck and The Flecktones: Stomping Grounds (1996)

    Bela Fleck and The Flecktones: Stomping Grounds (1996)

    On December 26, 1996, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show to promote their album, Live Art. They played “Stomping Grounds”, which is a terrific showcase for Victor Wooten and the rest of the band. »

  • Tower of Power: Soul With Capital S (Java Jazz Festival – 2006)

    Tower of Power: Soul With Capital S (Java Jazz Festival – 2006)

    Here’s a great clip of Tower of Power performing “Soul With Capital S” – with some trademark funky bass by the one and only Rocco Prestia. And how about that honkin’ bari sax? This performance was recorded at the Java Jazz Festival in 2006. »

  • Adam Stevens: Sweet Lullaby

    Adam Stevens: Sweet Lullaby

    Adam Stevens has shared a new solo bass video he calls “Sweet Lullaby”. Adam said the tune is “inspired by a traditional lullaby from the Solomon Islands and Toronto bassist, Rich Brown.” Sweet indeed. »

  • The Kinky Wizzards: Live

    The Kinky Wizzards: Live

    The last time we featured The Kinky Wizzards, it generated some buzz. They’re back with a new video featuring a live performance of three of their tunes. Originally a duo formed by two brothers (bassist Mathew ‘Miffy’ Griffiths and drummer Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Griffiths), the group has now added guitarist Ryan Elliott to the mix. Here’s... »