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  • Aretha Franklin with Jerry Jemmott: “Make It With You” (1971)

    Aretha Franklin with Jerry Jemmott: “Make It With You” (1971)

    Sometimes you just need a nice buttery groove to make your day. Here’s Jerry Jemmott making it happen with Aretha Franklin on the song “Make It With You” during her 1971 concert at Fillmore West. »

  • Zander Zon: Kinetic

    Zander Zon: Kinetic

    Zander Zon impresses as always with a performance of his tune, “Kinetic”, from his album, Saturn Return. As Zander explained in our Track by Track feature on the album, “The ideas behind this piece were energy, motion and dynamics, hence the title. I’m using [a] thumb percussive technique … as well as tapping and fingerstyle.”... »

  • Pat Metheny Trio with Dave Holland: Vera Cruz

    Pat Metheny Trio with Dave Holland: Vera Cruz

    In 1992, the Pat Metheny Trio took the stage at the Brecon Jazz Festival, performing Milton Nascimento’s “Vera Cruz”, among other tunes. Bassist Dave Holland and drummer Roy Haynes make the trio really cook. Check out Dave’s solo around the 1:00 mark. Oh yeah. »

  • Yolanda Charles: NAMM Bass Bash 2014

    Yolanda Charles: NAMM Bass Bash 2014

    One of the great hangouts during the annual NAMM show is the Bass Bash held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim. This year was no exception as players ranging from the great Uriah Duffy to Ethan Farmer to Snarky Puppy all laid it down to a crowd of bass fanatics. Here’s one of our favorite videos... »

  • Eric Silver and Victor Wooten: Living In the Country

    Eric Silver and Victor Wooten: Living In the Country

    When Victor Wooten shared this awesome video of himself playing a duet of Pete Seeger’s “Living in the Country” with guitarist Eric Silver, it really drew me in. The song has special significance to to Silver, who recorded it after Seeger’s recent passing. “‘Living In The Country’ was one of the first songs I remember... »

  • Steve Metcalf and Ari Kaplan: “A Whole New Way” by Scissor Sisters

    Steve Metcalf and Ari Kaplan: “A Whole New Way” by Scissor Sisters

    We often post videos of Steve Metcalf playing incredible all bass arrangements of pop tunes, but this cover with guitarist Ari Kaplan is too good to pass up. The duo covers the Scissor Sisters’ “A Whole New Way,” with Metcalf keeping the low end going with his bow. »

  • Carlitos Del Puerto: Upright Bass Solo

    Carlitos Del Puerto: Upright Bass Solo

    Gallien-Krueger has released the second video in their new artist series featuring a fantastic bass solo from Carlitos Del Puerto. The bassist, whose career highlights include work with Bruce Springsteen, Chris Botti and Chick Corea, blends several genres into a classical leaning solo. »

  • Grant Stinnett: Run of the Angels

    Grant Stinnett: Run of the Angels

    Here’s a gorgeous tune by Grant Stinnett called “Run of the Angels.” Stinnett employs a higher altered tuning and some tapping to create a gorgeous soundscape. “The tuning is C-G-C-G. There are no effects, overdubs, or alterations to this live recording,” he shared. “This video and my CD are designed to demonstrate what I do... »

  • Adam & Justina: So in Love

    Adam & Justina: So in Love

    Adam Neely and Justina Soto make a great duo. Here’s their latest, a bass and voice take on Cole Porter’s “So in Love.” Neely and Soto shot the video as part of their aptly named Rooftop Sessions series. »

  • Herbie Hancock Kennedy Center Honors with Dave Holland, James Genus and Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock Kennedy Center Honors with Dave Holland, James Genus and Marcus Miller

    It’s incredible to think about how much music Herbie Hancock has made. He was honored this past year at the Kennedy Center, and the diversity of styles is astounding. In this video, a cast of some of the world’s finest musicians play through songs that define Hancock’s career, and that includes some heavy hitting bassists.... »