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  • Divinity Roxx and Steve Lawson: Masterclass Improv Jam

    Divinity Roxx and Steve Lawson: Masterclass Improv Jam

    Here’s one to get you jamming. Divinity Roxx and Steve Lawson teamed up to teach a masterclass at Kidderminster College in the UK, resulting in some funky jams. The clip starts with Divinity beatboxing with a foundational bass groove and Lawson adding his signature thoughtful accompaniment and soloing. The duo connects on a deep level,... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Für Elise Solo Bass Performance

    Stuart Clayton: Für Elise Solo Bass Performance

    Stuart Clayton sent me another video of an all-bass arrangement. This time, Stuart takes on Beethoven’s “Für Elise,” which was originally written for piano. As was the case with his version of “Golliwog’s Cakewalk”, this arrangement is included Stuart’s book, Ultimate Tapping for Bass Guitar. »

  • Video Premiere: Abnormal Thought Patterns, featuring Michael Manring and John Onder: Synesthesia

    Video Premiere: Abnormal Thought Patterns, featuring Michael Manring and John Onder: Synesthesia

    Abnormal Thought Patterns recently released Altered States of Consciousness, a 7-track collection of instrumental prog-metal that will blow your hair back. The group, anchored by bassist Troy Tipton, also employed a host of guest artists to bolster the release. Today we’re premiering the video for “Synesthesia,” featuring bass wizards Michael Manring and John Onder. Tipton,... »

  • Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Christos Nikolaou’s “Calling”

    Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Christos Nikolaou’s “Calling”

    Steve DiGiorgio may be known for playing fretless in death metal bands, but he’s a very diverse musician. Check out this clip of the bassist tracking the song “Calling” by Mythodea in the studio. DiGiorgio lays down punchy, melodic bass lines with on a Rickenbacker to give the song some extra drive. The track is... »

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  • Joni Mitchell with Jaco Pastorius: Free Man in Paris

    Joni Mitchell with Jaco Pastorius: Free Man in Paris

    We’re remembering Jaco Pastorius today and listening to the wealth of great music he gave us. Among our favorites is his collaborations with Joni Mitchell. In this clip from Shadows and Light, Jaco, Michael Brecker, Don Alias, Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays kick Mitchell’s “Free Man in Paris” up several notches in this 1979 performance.... »

  • Beck, Bogert & Appice: Superstition, Live

    Beck, Bogert & Appice: Superstition, Live

    In 1973, guitarist Jeff Beck, bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice released their studio album, Beck, Bogert & Appice. I’ve been spinning that vinyl a lot lately, which brought me to this video. In this 1973 performance, the group plays Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”, with Bogert laying down some serious bass while also handling the... »

  • Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live

    Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live

    Rage Against the Machine came together in 2010 to perform a special free concert at London’s Finsbury Park, and it was a night to remember. Luckily, the band is releasing the entire performance in an upcoming DVD, aptly named Live at Finsbury Park. Here’s a killer version of “Bulls on Parade” taken from the event.... »

  • Song Exclusive: Mike Garnica’s Bass Playthrough of Chemical Burn’s “Raining Anvils”

    Song Exclusive: Mike Garnica’s Bass Playthrough of Chemical Burn’s “Raining Anvils”

    Chemical Burn’s latest album Raining Anvils is full of heavy grooves and crushing riffs, so we asked bassist/vocalist Mike Garnica to show us how it’s done. “We poured all we had into making these songs just right,” the bassist stated. “Every part was written with the intent to set the world on fire. Then we... »

  • Ri Vinogradova & Pavel Vinogradov: Just 4 U

    Ri Vinogradova & Pavel Vinogradov: Just 4 U

    Bassist Pavel Vinogradov shares this video with us of his duet with vocalist Ri Vinogradova. This song, “Just 4 U”, is one of their originals, with Pavel laying down a nice foundation on bass behind Ri’s terrific vocals. »

  • Will Lee Discusses the End of His Gig on Letterman

    Will Lee Discusses the End of His Gig on Letterman

    After the final show of the Late Show with David Letterman, One On1 shared this interview with Will Lee. During the segment, they of course focused heavily on his years in the World’s Most Dangerous Band/CBS Orchestra, but they also got into his early years. Some of the funnier parts included his admission that he... »