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  • SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance

    SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance

    SMV, the bass supergroup formed by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten recorded a video before their tour, including live performances and interviews. In this segment, the bassists give their insight into bass playing, SMV and the direction of bass exposure. It also includes a special live studio performance on the opening track “Los... »

  • A bass trio tribute to Michael Jackson

    The Michael Jackson inspired playalongs have been pouring into Youtube over the past two days. This one caught our eye and ears: a tribute to MJ from the GospelChops bassists Janek Gwizdala, Hadrien Feraud and Robert “Bubby” Lewis, playing Jackson’s hit, Beat It. Thoughts and prayers to the Jackson family. »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Fast City

    Right up until the end of his life, Joe Zawinul could still bring it (and pick bass players). Check out the Zawinul Syndicate’s version of Weather Report’s “Fast City”, a tune originally recorded for the Jaco Pastorius-era Night Passage album. Bassist Linley Marthe is a monster on this one. This clip comes from the Syndicate’s... »

  • Whiteface for double bass

    Freelance bassist Jason Sypher, aka dervishmusic, is the double bassist for Holland-based, “yiddish, gypsy, jazz hybrid” band Nikitov. But in today’s featured video, he goes solo, performing Joe Thrift’s old-time fiddle tune, “Whiteface” on a double bass. In case you’re wondering, he’s not left handed, the video is reversed. Check out more videos from Jason... »

  • Zander Zon: “Memory” for solo bass

    Bassist Zander Zon has done it again, this time performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Memory”, from the musical Cats. Enjoy! Check out all of ZanderZon’s videos on his Youtube page. »

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  • Janis Ian and Richard Bona duet: At Seventeen

    Janis Ian and Richard Bona duet: At Seventeen

    Wow, this video was really unexpected and pleasant surprise: legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian performing “At Seventeen” with Richard Bona backing her up. The performance took place on a Dutch TV show a few years ago. More than once Janis smiles at Bona’s playing (and harmonics). »

  • SuperBass: Two For The Blues

    We’ve been following John Goldsby on Twitter for a while now, and he’s one of the great friends to us and many others there. So as we were browsing for videos of John, I ran into this one. Four bass players, a vocalist and a drummer playing a phone book. I couldn’t resist. The four... »

  • Al Cardillo covers John Clayton’s Bach To Blues

    It seems I keep running into great double bassists on Youtube every day. Today, I discovered Al Cardillo for the first time. Al is a jazz bassist and teacher, born in Italy, graduated from Berklee and lives and performs in New York. Here he is, in a performance from a couple of years ago, performing... »

  • Monkey Island Main Theme for bass and ukulele

    Our friend Sebastiano, aka monsterbazz, has just posted another multi-track video performance of Michael Land’s The Secret of Monkey Island. Sebastiano is playing bass and ukulele on the video. For the lead, he runs his bass through an effect to take the bass an octave higher. He shares: “This is simply a jam and I... »

  • John Riquelme L.’s solo bass instrumental

    Check out bassist John Riquelme L. taking a solo break at Studios Miel in Santiago, Chile. Great tone! »