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  • Arnold Ogrodnik & Adrian Maruszczyk: All Bass Blues

    Arnold Ogrodnik & Adrian Maruszczyk: All Bass Blues

    Adrian Maruszczyk (the bassist on the right) shared this video with us of a blues duet he did with bassist Arnold Ogrodnik. It isn’t often you see bass played with a slide, but I dig it. How about you? »

  • Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra: Light Unfolds

    Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra: Light Unfolds

    When Flemming shared Kenneth Dahl Knudsen’s video of the tune “Tucked In”, I became an instant fan. Kenneth has just shared a video of his new large ensemble in a live performance of “Light Unfolds”. So so good. »

  • Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nat Townsley: Creepin’

    Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nat Townsley: Creepin’

    We’ve featured the trio of bassist Michael League, organist Cory Henry and drummer Nathaniel Townsley before (see their performance of “Continuum” after you watch this one). Here they are performing a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Creepin’”. Oh yeah. »

  • Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

    Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

    Metal bassists don’t often get the credit they deserve. Here’s a video of Hugo Doyon-Karout playing through his bass line on “Guided by Fear” by Brought by Pain. The Montreal-based progressive death metal band delivers crushing riffs, which the bassist runs through with ease. Warning: Death metal vocals ahead. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Gymnopédie No.1

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Gymnopédie No.1

    Simon Fitzpatrick has shared yet another stunning and beautiful solo bass performance. This time around, Simon performs the Erik Satie piece “Gymnopédie No.1″. If you dig Simon’s work as much as we do, you should check out his debut solo album. »

  • Joe Gallant & Mike Visceglia: Outvention

    Joe Gallant & Mike Visceglia: Outvention

    We love a good bass duo. Here’s Joe Gallant and Mike Visceglia playing their piece “Outvention.” Taken from the December Fretathon concert in New York City, the piece is a play on Bach’s Inventions, filled with cool counterpoint. »

  • Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

    Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

    Ron Carter turns 77 today, and we’re celebrating with this video of his trio performing the classic jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” The video was filmed during Jazzwoche Burghausen in 2006, with Russell Malone on guitar and Jacky Terrasson on piano. Carter lays some masterful walking lines behind both of his bandmates before taking a walking... »

  • Rufus Philpot Trio: Jam Pt. 1

    Rufus Philpot Trio: Jam Pt. 1

    Gallien-Krueger has released their latest artist video with Rufus Philpot’s trio laying down a solid jam. Philpot, who is joined by drummer Raul Pineda and keyboardist Lao Tizer, floats some melodic lines overtop of a synth pad before kicking into the Latin-tinged groove. »

  • Steve Metcalf: Coldplay’s “Magic” Bass and Mandolin Cover

    Steve Metcalf: Coldplay’s “Magic” Bass and Mandolin Cover

    Steve Metcalf has done it again. Here’s a fantastic version of Coldplay’s “Magic” performed on upright bass and mandolin. As usual, Metcalf’s phrasing and melodic touch puts this one over the top. “I’m not really a fan of Coldplay,” he admits, “but this song is actually pretty rad. I hope ya’ll like my rendition!” »

  • Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock took the stage at the Tokyo Jazz Festival in 2005 with a version of the Headhunters which included bassist Marcus Miller. Here the group performs “Butterfly”, which appeared on Hancock’s 1974 album Thrust. Marcus starts things off on bass clarinet before picking up his bass. And at that point, things get extra groovy.... »