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  • Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive, Featuring Dane Alderson: The Red Cat

    Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive, Featuring Dane Alderson: The Red Cat

    Dane Alderson is one of my favorite bassists, and this video is a great example of why. Recorded with Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive at the Charles Hotel in Perth in 2011, Alderson fills out the groove perfectly with a round, modern tone and tasteful fills. He then takes an extended solo starting at 6:15 with lots... »

  • Matt Gruebner: “Hey Jude” Solo Bass Performance

    Matt Gruebner: “Hey Jude” Solo Bass Performance

    I randomly stumbled upon the work of Matt Gruebner – aka Maxgroover – over the weekend. His solo bass performance of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” really knocked me out. Matt is performing this on a Nash Jazz bass. »

  • Byron: “Zeitgeist” Live Bass Cam

    Byron: “Zeitgeist” Live Bass Cam

    I really love bass cams. Sometimes they make you feel a little dizzy, but the perspective is so cool. Here’s a bass cam video of bassist László Demeter playing with his band, byron. Demeter pins down the low end for the song “Zeitgeist,” which was recorded during their New Year’s Eve gig at Clubul Taranului... »

  • Tristan: MoonTune

    Tristan: MoonTune

    Our friend Helge Rudolph sent this one, saying “fresh stuff from Europe. Maybe you’ll like it?!” Heck yeah! This band is tight, and bassist Frans Vollink is laying down one nice groove. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Flight of the Bumblebee… on Bass

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Flight of the Bumblebee… on Bass

    I don’t know what to say, other than “Watch this and hold on to your hats!” »

  • Nico Aranda: “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Cover

    Nico Aranda: “Get Lucky” Solo Bass Cover

    Our Twitter friend Valeria Lecko sent this video to us, and it looks like Jim Bennett is inspiring bassists out there with his all-bass Daft Punk covers. This is Nico Aranda showing off some excellent technique – and some cool videography – in his performance of “Get Lucky”. »

  • Steve Jenkins: Sphere

    Steve Jenkins: Sphere

    Prepare to have your face melted. Steve Jenkins just released this video for the track “Sphere” from his latest album, Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter. Using some gnarly overdrive, the bassist wastes no time in ripping it up with a heavily syncopated slap riff. The song takes a chilled out intermission before coming back... »

  • Bruno Tauzin: Palm Muted Fretless Bass Groove

    Bruno Tauzin: Palm Muted Fretless Bass Groove

    Bruno Tauzin sent us this video of himself jamming out a smooth fretless bass groove on his Ibanez Gary Willis Signature bass. The laid back track has the bassist playing some soulful licks and a double-time feel to spice things up. »

  • Steve Metcalf: Muse’s “Plug In Baby”

    Steve Metcalf: Muse’s “Plug In Baby”

    We’ve said it before… Steve Metcalf just has a knack for putting together an incredible combo of arrangements, performances and videography. Here’s a recent video by Steve of him performing a cover of Muse’s “Plug In Baby”, from their album their album Origin of Symmetry. Amazing, as always. »

  • Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

    Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

    Bassist Bryan Ladd sent us this terrific video, which offers up a nice arrangement of the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Havona”. Bryan is joined by Justin Stanton on the Fender Rhodes and Jason Patterson on drums. And these guys are tight! Bryan takes an incredible solo too. I’ve watched this several times already. I bet you... »