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  • Ben Harper with Juan Nelson: “Fight for Your Mind” (Live)

    Ben Harper with Juan Nelson: “Fight for Your Mind” (Live)

    I’ve been listening to a lot of Ben Harper lately. My favorite era of Ben’s is when he was backed by The Innocent Criminals – and specifically, by bassist Juan Nelson. Here’s a great segment of the band performing “Fight for Your Mind” with Juan laying down one sweet groove and soloing throughout (with some... »

  • Steely Dan: “Babylon Sisters” (Live)

    Steely Dan: “Babylon Sisters” (Live)

    To me, there are very few bands as timeless as Steely Dan. Here’s the band in 2000, performing live in New York around the time of Two Against Nature. Bassist Tom Barney makes the slow groove go on “Babylon Sisters”. »

  • Vulfpeck: “Outro” Live at Rockwood Music Hall

    Vulfpeck: “Outro” Live at Rockwood Music Hall

    One of my favorite Vulfpeck tunes is “Outro”, from the EP Vollmilch, released earlier this year. Here’s the band performing it as the closer of their set at Rockwood Music Hall in October. As usual, Joe Dart is laying it down, and the whole band is just cooking. So cool to see them in a... »

  • Gheorghe Postoronca: On The Road

    Gheorghe Postoronca: On The Road

    Here’s bassist Gheorghe Postoronca performing his most excellent solo bass song “On The Road” from his upcoming album. Postoronca shares that the tune – which features beautiful jazzy chords and a killer groove – was inspired by the novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. Bravo! »

  • Marcus Miller with Kazumi Watanabe: Live at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2010

    Marcus Miller with Kazumi Watanabe: Live at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2010

    Marcus Miller recently shared a series of videos of his performance with Kazumi Watanabe during the 2010 Tokyo Jazz Festival. So many great ones out to watch, but in this one, Marcus makes his fretless sing. The band also includes Omar Hakim on drums, Warren Bernhardt on keyboards and Mike Manieri on vibes. »

  • Jan Urbanec and Zdeněk Bína: Two Man Groove Band

    Jan Urbanec and Zdeněk Bína: Two Man Groove Band

    Bassist Jan Urbanec shares the funkiest videos with us. (We encourage that behavior, by the way). Here’s Jan with guitarist/vocalist Zdeněk Bína performing live in what the bassist describes as a “Two Man Groove Band”. Groove is right! »

  • Viktor Lőrincz: Intro Bass Solo

    Viktor Lőrincz: Intro Bass Solo

    Viktor Lőrincz is a bassist who completely knocks us out (readers too) with his seemingly effortless technique. Here’s Viktor in a new video he simply named “Intro Bass Solo”. Jaw-dropping stuff here. »

  • Scale the Summit: Mark Michell Plays Through “Narrow Salient”

    Scale the Summit: Mark Michell Plays Through “Narrow Salient”

    Here’s some monster playing by Scale the Summit’s Mark Michell as he demonstrates the bass part for the track “Narrow Salient” from the band’s fourth album, The Migration. After a percussive intro, Michell launches into an awesome bass solo that utilizes the range of his six-string, then lays down a heavy foundation for the rest... »

  • Giorgio Terenziani’s Bass Orchestra: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    Giorgio Terenziani’s Bass Orchestra: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    Giorgio Terenziani knocked us out with his “bass orchestra” arrangement of The Police tune, “Everything She Does Is Magic”. Giorgio performs this using five basses: three standard and two micro basses. He says he usually plays this during clinics with a loop station, but decided to layer all the different sections together for this video.... »

  • Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

    Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

    Nine Inch Nails stopped by to perform on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as part of their tour in support of Hesitation Marks, which was released in August. As we reported in September, the legendary Pino Palladino is laying down the low end for Trent Reznor and crew. The combo is pure awesomeness. “All Time Low”... »