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  • Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

    I love bass and vocal duets, but this one is special. John Patitucci sat down with his daughter Gracie, who goes by Gra Music, for a gorgeous cover of the Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Patitucci lays down the perfect groove and fills to flesh out the arrangement while allowing Gracie to sing... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Elegy

    Solo bassist Jesús Rico Pérez is back with a brand new video. This one is different than ones we’ve heard from the past, but equally strong in the composition and performance. »

  • Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

    Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

    We love the videos coming out of Berklee, in large part because of their diversity. Here’s bassist/vocalist Naty Hernández performing her original composition “Manos De Agua” in Studio A. Naty’s bio tells the story: “Her music represents the amalgamation of the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombian with jazz and sonorities of world music.”... »

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  • Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough

    Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough

    Brutai’s Christian Sturgess just released a playthrough video for their song “Onyx,” and it’ll melt your face. The song, which appears on their 2013 self-titled EP, features a killer bass part with intricate rhythms using slap, strumming, and three-finger techniques. The bassist’s snarling bass tone is also something to marvel. Sturgess gave the low down... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tiny Desk Concert

    Tedeschi Trucks Band made a stop at NPR’s offices and packed the biggest band I think I’ve ever seen in for NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”. Anchored by bassist Tim Lefebvre, the band performs some tunes from their latest album, Let Me Get By. The set includes “Just As Strange”, “Don’t Know What It Is” and... »

  • Scott Varney: Carry On

    Scott Varney: Carry On

    Bassist singer-songwriter Scott Varney is back with a video for his song “Carry On.” Besides stellar bass playing, the song has poignant lyrics that he dedicates to “all those who have lost.” »

  • Derek Blakley: Haji’s Kitchen Medley Bass Playthrough

    Derek Blakley: Haji’s Kitchen Medley Bass Playthrough

    Our friend David Piggott shared this awesome clip of Haji’s Kitchen bassist Derek Blakley playing through a medley of his band’s tunes, and I’m glad he did. Blakley brings real tenacity to his bass lines. The clip was put together to show the “flashiest” parts in the songs as a demo to play at the... »

  • Perry Gordon & His Rhythm Club: Sweet Sue

    Perry Gordon & His Rhythm Club: Sweet Sue

    I stumbled upon this video of Perry Gordon & His Rhythm Club thanks to the group’s bassist Nicolas Dubouchet. What a great band, bassist and tune! »

  • Beka Gochiashvili Quintet with Victor Bailey: Sonny

    Beka Gochiashvili Quintet with Victor Bailey: Sonny

    Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our long time favorites, and a bassist in our thoughts: Victor Bailey. Here’s a great clip of Victor with pianist Beka Gochiashvili’s Quintet performing at the 2012 Black Sea Jazz Festival. The rest of the quintet includes Lenny White on drums, Jaleel Shaw on sax and Lionel... »

  • Nienke Lohuis and Fortheloveofbass: Aiming

    Nienke Lohuis and Fortheloveofbass: Aiming

    Fortheloveofbass, aka bassist Ivo Schot, has released the third bass and vocal collaboration in his video series. This time he teamed up with vocalist Nienke Lohuis to write and record the beautifully atmospheric “Aiming.” “Nienke Lohuis is best known for her own band inlakech. I’ve had the pleasure to study music with her together,” Schot... »