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  • Scott LaFaro: live video footage

    I recently discovered some amazing footage of bassist Scott LaFaro worth sharing. The first video is the Richie Kamuca Quintet recorded in 1958 at KABC studios in Los Angeles. The program was “Stars of Jazz”, which ran from 1956 until 1958. The band includes leader Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone, Frank Rosolino on trombone, LaFaro... »

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  • Juan Nelson: “Fight For Your Mind” Extended Bass Solo

    Juan Nelson: “Fight For Your Mind” Extended Bass Solo

    I discovered Juan Nelson thanks to Ben Harper, and have been a fan ever since. I only hope Ben comes back to the Innocent Criminals one day. Here’s Juan doing his thing, playing bass and singing, live with Ben Harper: »

  • Daniele Tomassetti: solo fretless bass

    Our Facebook friend Daniele Tomassetti posted this to our page, showcasing his fretless solo work. We’re glad he did. »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona: Carnavalito

    Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona: Carnavalito

    The Zawinul Syndicate’s performance at the North Sea Jazz festival in 1997 included Richard Bona on bass, and all of the videos I’ve seen from that performance have been stellar. This live performance of “Carnavalito”, originally recorded on the album, features Zawinul’s Weather Report bandmate Manolo Badrena on percussion and vocals, with newcomers Paco Sery... »

  • Charles Mingus: Flowers For A Lady

    I’ve been on a Charles Mingus kick lately, watching a ton of great videos like this one. This performance of “Flowers for a Lady” was filmed on July 28, 1974 at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Todi, Italy. Mingus is joined by Dannie Richmond on drums, Don Pullen on piano, George Adams on tenor sax... »

  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Eleven Wives

    Here’s bassist Avishai Cohen and his trio, including pianist Shai Maestro and drummer Mark Guiliana, performing an original composition “Eleven Wives”. The tune appears on the trio’s Gently Disturbed album. »

  • Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal

    Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal

    This video is so cool on so many levels. Bassist Will Lee and the rest of the “World’s Most Dangerous Band” back the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir in this 1989 rehearsal for their Late Night with David Letterman appearance. »

  • Duncan, Goldsby, Tiemann: Paparazzi

    Duncan, Goldsby, Tiemann: Paparazzi

    Today’s video features bassist John Goldsby, along with drummer Jason Tiemann and sax man Jacob Duncan playing a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”. The performance took place this month, at Jazzclub Birdland in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany. »

  • Kenny Barron Trio: New York Attitude

    Wow, check out pianist Kenny Barron with his trio performing “New York Attitude” live in 2007. Barron is joined by bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Victor Lewis. »

  • Herbie Hancock with Paul Jackson: “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” live 1979

    Herbie Hancock with Paul Jackson: “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” live 1979

    Paul Jackson is laying it down in this 1979 live performance of Herbie Hancock’s “Hang Up Your Hang Ups”. The concert took place at Chelsea College, London, with Herbie on keys, Jackson on bass, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Bennie Maupin on sax, Ray Obiedo on guitar, Bill Summers on percussion and Webster Lewis Jr. on... »