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  • Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: Shine

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: Shine

    Regular readers here know we’re big fans of Juan Nelson. So hearing him back with Ben Harper (& The Innocent Criminals) is a thrill. From the band’s latest release, Call It What It Is, here’s “Shine”. We hope they’re here to stay. »

  • Yes: Live at Beat-Club (1969)

    Yes: Live at Beat-Club (1969)

    Kenny Brault sent this to me saying, “Chris Squire‘s bass tone and style back in 1969… Amazing. Well established back then.” This was recorded for German TV show, Beat-Club in 1969. Here’s the track list for the video: No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed Looking Around Survival And the lineup: Jon Anderson: lead vocals, percussion... »

  • Dmitry Lisenko and Aram Bedrosian: Echoes

    Dmitry Lisenko and Aram Bedrosian: Echoes

    Dmitry Lisenko shared his new project with us – an electric and acoustic bass duo he’s formed with Aram Bedrosian. Here’s their first video, entitled “Echoes”. We’re keeping our eye out for more from these two! »

  • Zander Zon: The Last of the Mohicans for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: The Last of the Mohicans for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon is back with another movie theme arranged for solo bass. And this time, he employs his new fretless and his traditional fretted with the help of an Ebow and some pedals. Enjoy. »

  • Hal Crook, Featuring Esperanza Spalding: Never Again

    Hal Crook, Featuring Esperanza Spalding: Never Again

    Berklee recently celebrated the music of trombonist Hal Crook (who graduated Berklee in 1971). The lineup for this was pretty impressive, with Berklee alum Esperanza Spalding on vocals and bass, saxophonist Chris Cheek, pianist Leo Genovese, Lionel Loueke and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Here’s the group performing Crook’s tune “Never Again”. »

  • Karl Clews: “1999” Solo Bass Prince Tribute

    Karl Clews: “1999” Solo Bass Prince Tribute

    Karl Clews shared this solo bass tribute to Prince with us. We’ll let him explain: “In tribute to the passing of one of my musical heroes, this is my arrangement of Prince’s classic ‘1999’ for solo electric bass. Performed here on a 2003 Status Graphite Kingbass Artist, recorded via a Presonus Audiobox into Cakewalk Sonar... »

  • Morning Bound: Want For Nothing, Live at BAMCafe

    Morning Bound: Want For Nothing, Live at BAMCafe

    Morning Bound is one of my favorite trios. Anchored by bassist Panagiotis Andreou, the band has a very singular sound. It’s hard to pinpoint their genre, and I love that. Here’s a live clip from BAMCafe where the band, including vocalist extraordinaire Tammy Scheffer and drum guru Ronen Itzik, perform “Want for Nothing” from their... »

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  • Jeff Berlin, Scott Henderson and Billy Cobham: Stratus

    Jeff Berlin, Scott Henderson and Billy Cobham: Stratus

    Jeff Berlin shared this terrific clip on Facebook of a live performance in Buenos Aires. In this video, the trio of Berlin, guitarist Scott Henderson and drummer Billy Cobham perform Cobham’s “Stratus”. The original tune was on Cobham’s Spectrum, with Leland Sklar. Such an unbelievably great bass line on this one. »

  • Nenad Vasilic: Zapevala Sojka Ptica

    Nenad Vasilic: Zapevala Sojka Ptica

    Ever since we posted Nenad Vasilic’s solo bass version of “Vranjanka“, I’ve been hooked on his playing. His use of ghost notes and bass percussion create such driving songs, especially for solo bass. Here’s a great clip from a recent concert in Nis, Serbia where he performed songs from his latest album, The Art of... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tell Mama

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tell Mama

    Last summer, Tedeschi Trucks Band took to the road for their Wheels of Soul tour. The band joined up with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. Here’s the group performing “Tell Mama”, the tune made popular by Etta James in 1967. Tim Lefebvre lays down the bass and looks like he’s... »