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  • Harvey Mason’s Chameleon, with Fred Washington Jr.: Actual Proof (Live)

    Harvey Mason’s Chameleon, with Fred Washington Jr.: Actual Proof (Live)

    Drummer Harvey Mason took his band Chameleon to the 2015 Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival. Here’s a clip of them performing Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” The band features Fred Washington Jr. on bass, Kamasi Washington on sax, John Beasley on keyboards, and of course, Mason on drums. »

  • Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

    Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

    The world lost another music icon this weekend with the passing of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. His distinct voice and style were adored by many, and his dedication to his art inspired, even more, musicians. Bass legend Marcus Miller shared this video of Jarreau’s 1994 “Tenderness” live in the studio session on Facebook in memory... »

  • Atticus Lazenby Group: Orange

    Atticus Lazenby Group: Orange

    We love getting videos from our readers. Here’s one Atticus Lazenby just sent us, featuring his group performing live at Esquina Chicago. “This is a live recording of my band, the Atticus Lazenby Group, performing one of my compositions called ‘Orange’,” the bassist wrote. “It’s got a latin-funk feel and features a dueling-guitar solo. This... »

  • YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Official)

    YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Official)

    Last June, we featured the audio track for YYNOT’s original tune, “Kingdom Come.” Now the band has released their official video. The Rush-inspired virtual band did this video the way they’ve put together all their terrific covers: shot/recorded in multiple locations, including Southern California, Florida, and Nashville. As always, Tim Starace drives things with his... »

  • Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D

    Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D

    Victor Wooten and his trio with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini warmed up for their recent Blue Note Club residency with another gig: the halftime show at a Knicks game. The three musicians performed the song “Funky D”, blowing away the enormous crowd in Madison Square Garden. Luckily there was a video made.... »

  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride has a new band, known as the New Jawn Quartet. Thanks to the good folks at SFJAZZ, we have some footage to share. “Echoing the two horns/no piano lineup of the classic Ornette Coleman quartet, New Jawn is comprised of some of the most forward-thinking jazz artists on today’s scene,” SFJAZZ shared. We... »

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  • Evan Marien: Heart

    Evan Marien: Heart

    Evan Marien has wowed us many times with his playing – and teaming up with a stellar drummer. Today’s video features Evan with drummer Justin Brown on the tune “Heart,” which appears on the bassist’s 4-track EP, EP2. »

  • Nate Wood’s fOUR: Rabbit

    Nate Wood’s fOUR: Rabbit

    I’ve seen more than a few Facebook friends share this video, and I immediately saw why. Nate Wood has a new project called fOUR, which shows off not only some impressive chops but also some remarkable independence. Nate describes fOUR as “a project recorded in 1 pass with no overdubs, and/or pre-recorded backing tracks.” In... »

  • Scott Varney: Some Will Say (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017)

    Scott Varney: Some Will Say (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017)

    By the looks of things, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts could have some nice representation from the world of bass. Scott Varney sent us his latest video, which serves as his submission to the program. The tune is “Some Will Say,” which was written by Scott. We’re pulling for him and the other great bassists who... »

  • Vulfpeck with Bernard Purdie: Something

    Vulfpeck with Bernard Purdie: Something

    A couple of years ago, I ran into Bernard Purdie at NAMM and texted a picture to Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton. He told me he wanted to do a session with him, perhaps “It Gets Funkier IV.” Last September, they made it happen. The drum legend joined the band for four shows in NYC. Here they... »