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  • Evan Marien and Virgil Donati: Renaissance

    Evan Marien and Virgil Donati: Renaissance

    Evan Marien teams up with some excellent drummers. This time around, he’s joined with Virgil Donati on the tune “Renaissance,” which appears on his album of the same name. Not only does Evan handle the bass, he’s also featured on guitar on this track. »

  • Chick Corea Elektric Band: Got a Match?

    Chick Corea Elektric Band: Got a Match?

    Back in the late ’80s, I got a chance to see the Chick Corea Elektric Band live. It was one of those jaw-dropping experiences, to say the least. Here’s a clip of the band shared by drummer Dave Weckl, with Corea, Frank Gambale, Eric Marianthal, and John Patitucci performing “Got a Match?” in Bangkok in... »

  • Lenny Kravitz with Gail Ann Dorsey: Prince Tribute

    Lenny Kravitz with Gail Ann Dorsey: Prince Tribute

    This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was pretty epic. Besides Geddy Lee joining Yes for “Roundabout”, Lenny Kravitz performed a killer tribute to Prince accompanied by a full choir. With bassist Gail Ann Dorsey laying down a thick groove, Kravitz and company performed the Purple One’s “When Doves Cry” and “The... »

  • Zander Zon: Halo

    Zander Zon: Halo

    It is always great to see a new video from Zander Zon. In this clip, Zander plays an arrangement of Beyoncé’s “Halo.” “It’s dedicated to my girlfriend, as she just had a birthday. Her favourite artist is Beyoncé and Halo is a beautiful song, so I’m hoping she likes it (TBH this video is not... »

  • Miki Santamaria & Elsa Hackett: Into You

    Miki Santamaria & Elsa Hackett: Into You

    Miki Santamaria joined his friend and vocalist for this bass and vocals cover of Ariana Grande’s “Into You.” So great to see Miki again. »

  • Me and Maria: Wintertime in My Heart (Live)

    Me and Maria: Wintertime in My Heart (Live)

    Bassist Johannes Pehrson sent us this live video of his duo with Maria Rosenberg performing live in 2016. This time, they’re joined by keyboardist Claus Thorzager in a stunning performance of “Wintertime in My Heart.” “I’m playing my old Warwick Streamer Stage 1 with piccolo strings in this video. Thanks to the big stage, I... »

  • Gustaf Fjelstrom: Revenant

    Gustaf Fjelstrom: Revenant

    Bassist Gustaf Fjelstrom has a new album coming out called The Peripheral Arc: Volume 1. The 8-song instrumental release will feature the bass with an ambient, postrock, electronic twist. He’s just shared the first single from the album, called “Revenant,” which is built around a gritty Rickenbacker tone. The track also has some thick synth... »

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  • Karl Clews: Chameleon

    Karl Clews: Chameleon

    We’ve seen a few bassists take Herbie Hancock’s class tune, “Chameleon” and turn it into a solo bass performance. Karl Clews took it up a notch with a three-bass arrangement, using his 2003 Status Graphite Kingbass Artist. Funky! »

  • John Scofield with Gary Grainger: Time Marches On / The Nag

    John Scofield with Gary Grainger: Time Marches On / The Nag

    Here’s a crazy lineup: John Scofield on guitar, Gary Grainger on bass, Dennis Chambers on drums, and Jim Beard on keys. The quartet is on top of their game as they rip it up on the songs “Time Marches On” and “The Nag” in this clip. The first song is a slower jam with Grainger... »

  • FORQ: Ultraviolet

    FORQ: Ultraviolet

    FORQ released their sophomore album, in April. The band, which includes Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League, Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas, just shared the video for the track “Ultraviolet.” The musical ties in this band are strong. “I met Chris McQueen the summer before our first... »