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  • Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Motown Bass Riffs

    Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Motown Bass Riffs

    Without a doubt, Motown’s prolific output yielded some of the best in-the-pocket bass lines in history. Songs from the label often had deceptively complex grooves, often provided by the late great James Jamerson. Bruno Tauzin decided to string together 30 of his favorite Motown bass riffs into one awesome clip as part of his new... »

  • Elin Sandberg and Tracy Robertson: Spain

    Elin Sandberg and Tracy Robertson: Spain

    Bassist Elin Sandberg and vocalist Tracy Robertson took Chick Corea’s “Spain” (with lyrics by Al Jarreau), and turned it into this impressive bass and vocals duet. The intro is from Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”. Wow! »

  • Snow Owl: Live at Nisville Jazz Festival

    Snow Owl: Live at Nisville Jazz Festival

    Snow Owl, aka Juan Garcia-Herreros, is a bass player that I can’t get enough of. His outstanding chops and ear-bending musical compositions are always intriguing. Here’s the bassist throwing it down with his band at the Nisville Jazz Festival. The group rips through “Touched” and “Pequeña Samba” with Snow Owl mixing things up with a... »

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  • Michel Falcão: Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

    Michel Falcão: Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

    Transferring Johann Sebastian Bach’s music to the electric bass is always an interesting feat. Here’s an outstanding clip of Michel Falcão pulling out all the stops on the composer’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor. »

  • Bassbaba Sumon and Mahaan Fahim: Cream & Sugar Under the Coffee Cloud

    Bassbaba Sumon and Mahaan Fahim: Cream & Sugar Under the Coffee Cloud

    Bassbaba Sumon sent me this video with two words attached: “From Bangladesh”. I’ve said it before: “I love the web”. The way we can connect with talented musicians all over the world now is so cool. And this is some terffic music, written by Bassbaba and performed by him and guitarist Mahaan Fahim. The changing... »

  • “Jaco’s World” with Felix Pastorius, Robert Trujillo & Will Lee Live at Hollywood Bowl

    “Jaco’s World” with Felix Pastorius, Robert Trujillo & Will Lee Live at Hollywood Bowl

    On August 12th, an all-star lineup gathered at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate the music of Jaco Pastorius. The event also included clips from Robert Trujillo’s documentary on Jaco. Brian James was in the audience and captured some of the show for the rest of us to enjoy. This clip starts off with Jaco’s son... »

  • Josh Cohen: Alejandra

    Josh Cohen: Alejandra

    Josh Cohen has shared another great solo bass video with us. With a nice scenic backdrop, he performs his tune, “Alejandra”. “This soulful song that was inspired by someone very special to me, attempts to emulate the sound of a lead guitar, rhythm guitar and bass line all on the solo six-string electric bass, using... »

  • Peekaboom: Bye Bye Blackbird

    Peekaboom: Bye Bye Blackbird

    Simone Masina has shared another terrific video with us of his project, known as Peekaboom. Here the duo of Simone and vocalist Angelica Lubian perform “Bye Bye Blackbird”. As an added bonus, Angelica takes over on double bass while Simone solos on his bass guitar. »

  • Stuart Clayton: Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Stuart Clayton: Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    When I see a video by Stuart Clayton, I’m usually at a loss for words. As many of you know, his transcriptions are stellar, and his bass playing is equally so. Here’s what Stuart had to say about his latest video: “This is my arrangement of Debussy’s ‘Golliwog’s Cakewalk’, from The Children’s Corner suite of... »

  • Herbie Hancock with Tal Wilkenfeld: Actual Proof

    Herbie Hancock with Tal Wilkenfeld: Actual Proof

    Herbie Hancock has never been short on great bassists to play with over his career. Here’s a killer clip of his band being anchored by Tal Wilkenfeld on “Actual Proof” during the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival. Wilkenfeld brings tons of energy to the performance and follows each soloist to support their ideas. She then takes... »