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  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Ana

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Ana

    Jesús Rico Pérez has released a new album, Scars II. Here he is performing “Ana”, the second track from the album on 6-string fretless. Once again, a beautiful composition and performance by the solo bassist. The album is available on Bandcamp. »

  • 3 Sudacas: Tarde de Abril

    3 Sudacas: Tarde de Abril

    3 Sudacas is a trio consisting of vocalist/percussionist Nella Rojas, bassist/vocalist Esther Rojas and guitarist/vocalist Eduardo Mercuri. Here they are performing their original tune, “Tarde de Abril.” Love the song and that bass tone! »

  • Adam Ben Ezra Trio: Beyond The Wall

    Adam Ben Ezra Trio: Beyond The Wall

    Adam Ben Ezra is a man best known to us as a solo bassist. But that’s quickly changed with the introduction of his Trio – and their new album – this year. Here’s the Trio performing “Beyond The Wall”, the 11th track from Can’t Stop Running. Adam said he composed this song specifically for the... »

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  • Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980

    Talking Heads: Take Me To The River, Live 1980

    I recently came across a great full-length concert video of the Talking Heads and it got me moving. Taken from their November 1980 performance the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, the band is in rare form with Tina Weymouth sharing bass duties with Busta “Cherry” Jones. Other members of the touring band include soon-to-be... »

  • Carol Kaye: Boogaloo

    Carol Kaye: Boogaloo

    Today’s video isn’t really a video, but we don’t care. Once you hear Carol Kaye laying it down, we don’t think you’ll mind either. This is “Boogaloo,” from Kaye’s Picking UP on the E String album. »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Carnavalito

    Zawinul Syndicate with Gerald Veasley: Carnavalito

    The Zawinul Syndicate performed at the Munich Philharmonie in Germany in 1989. Featuring Scott Henderson on guitar, Gerald Veasley on bass, Cornell Rochester on drums, Bill Summers on percussion, and Leata Galloway and Carl Anderson on background vocals, here’s the group performing “Carnavalito”. The tune originally recorded on the album. If you like that, check... »

  • Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon: Bye Bye Blues

    Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon: Bye Bye Blues

    Time for one of the greats. Here’s Willie Dixon laying it down (and singing) on “Bye Bye Blues”, along with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Memphis Slim. Timeless! »

  • Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten,... »

  • Carl Mörner Ringström Trio: Silent Night

    Carl Mörner Ringström Trio: Silent Night

    Here’s a version of “Silent Night” like you’ve never heard before. Guitarist Carl Mörner Ringström teamed up with bassist Johannes Zetterberg and drummer Jonathan Lundberg to make this intense yet relaxed version of the carol. Zetterberg lays down the groove on a beautiful six-string fretless before taking the lead at the 1:38 mark. The track... »

  • Tony Grey: Carol of the Bells

    Tony Grey: Carol of the Bells

    We’re getting into the holiday spirit with some bass videos, including this new arrangement of “Carol of the Bells” by Tony Grey. The bassist creates an ambient soundscape with the song’s lulling melody before taking a beautiful solo over top. Light the tree, sit back and enjoy. Grey is offering the track as a free... »