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  • Jason Everett: Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality, Part One

    Jason Everett: Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality, Part One

    Bassist Jason Everett, aka Mister E, has unleashed part one of an epic 22-minute bass driven sonic story called “Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality”. This clip captures three movements of the world-jazz-fusion saga, which includes Everett’s slick 7-string fretless work and a diverse cast of musicians. ”’Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality’ is the... »

  • Shareef Addo: Secrets

    Shareef Addo: Secrets

    Shareef Addo sent in this video for his cool bass-centric tune “Secrets”, and it’s been stuck in my head since. The bass drives the song, but vocalist Adam Benjamin helps to fill out the melodic content. This is a great example of making the bass interesting while focusing on the songwriting aspect. Well done, Shareef! »

  • Playing For Change: Higher Ground

    Playing For Change: Higher Ground

    This video has been making the rounds recently on Facebook, and I was mesmerized by it. I was surprised to learn it actually came out in 2011. Organized by Playing For Change, this performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” features musicians from nine locations around the world in one of the most interesting collaborations I... »

  • Svadah: Rainy Day Bass Groove

    Svadah: Rainy Day Bass Groove

    Norwegian bassist Svadah sent me this “Rainy Day Bass Groove” on what happened to be a perfectly rainy day. “Took my bass out in to film a bass groove I made a little while ago on a typical rainy day in Bergen,” he wrote on Facebook. “Really loving the result, check it out! Key of... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: The Planets Suite – III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (All Bass Arrangement)

    Simon Fitzpatrick: The Planets Suite – III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (All Bass Arrangement)

    Simon Fitzpatrick has taken the third suite of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets Suite” and turned it into an all bass arrangement, using his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6 bass. Mind blown! »

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  • Shobaleader One: Squarepusher’s Theme

    Shobaleader One: Squarepusher’s Theme

    Bassist and electronica artist Squarepusher is taking his band Shobaleader One on the road in the UK next month, and we’ve got a clip of the first live video footage of the group. The up-tempo song “Squarepusher’s Theme” blends all the elements of the artist’s personality with drum and bass styled drumming, synth pads, and... »

  • Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    One of the best concerts I saw in 2015 was the duo of double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer. Besides being unbelievable technicians, their musicality and rapport was astounding. This year they took the show on the road to the UK. Here’s a smoking clip of McBride and Meyer tearing through the jazz... »

  • YYNOT: “Cygnus X-1, Book II” Virtual Cover

    YYNOT: “Cygnus X-1, Book II” Virtual Cover

    We’ve featured a couple of impressive videos by the virtual band known as YYNOT. Here’s another. In this video, the group covers one of the greatest sides of a rock album ever – Rush’s “Cygnus X-1, Book II” – in its entirety. And once again, Tim Starace nails Geddy’s lines. The rest of the band... »

  • George Porter, Jr.: How to Play “Cissy Strut” (and More)

    George Porter, Jr.: How to Play “Cissy Strut” (and More)

    George Porter, Jr. sat down with NYC Radio Live’s David Ellenbogen for their podcast. During the session, Porter discusses how most bassists play The Meters’ “Cissy Strut” incorrectly (and shows how it is really done). He also covers other lines and shares his thoughts on music, life and more. »

  • Ben Harper: When The Levee Breaks

    Ben Harper: When The Levee Breaks

    I’ve been listening to Ben Harper’s latest album, Call It What It Is, and loving it – especially with the return of the Innocent Criminals and Juan Nelson. That got me digging around for more, which brought me to this excellent cover of “When The Levee Breaks”, performed live at Jazz à Vienne on July... »