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  • Federico Malaman: Jasmine Flower (茉莉花)

    Federico Malaman: Jasmine Flower (茉莉花)

    It seems everytime I see a video by Federico Malaman, I’m struck with three things: his musicianship, his mastery of the bass, and how much fun he has when playing. Here’s as good as an example of all three turned up to 11, on Federico’s take on the Chinese Traditional, “Jasmine Flower.” Enjoy. »

  • David Bowie: Changes (Live)

    David Bowie: Changes (Live)

    Early this morning, I learned of the sad and stunning news of David Bowie’s passing from a Facebook post by Gail Ann Dorsey. In this video from a 2002 performance in Paris, here’s Bowie backed by his long time bassist and collaborator. RIP, Mr. Bowie. »

  • Ru Kojo Lemer: What About Me?

    Ru Kojo Lemer: What About Me?

    Keyboardist Ru Kojo Lemer got together with some of his musician friends in Surrey, and then took on one serious tune. Here they are performing Snarky Puppy’s “What About Me?” – blending some serious chops with some humor. The bassist in the video is Olly Seber. »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello: See Line Woman

    Meshell Ndegeocello: See Line Woman

    Meshell Ndegeocello is a Nina Simone fan. Here’s Meshell and her band performing “See Line Woman”, which is a traditional American folk song originally that appeared on Simone’s Broadway-Blues-Ballads. Meshell’s version of the tune appeared on her tribute album to Simone, Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”). So great to see this performed... »

  • Bryan Ladd, LaToya Kennedy, Mark Bowers, Jason Patterson: Prototype

    Bryan Ladd, LaToya Kennedy, Mark Bowers, Jason Patterson: Prototype

    Bassist Bryan Ladd shared his latest video with us, which is a collaboration with vocalist LaToya Kennedy, guitarist Mark Bowers and drummer Jason Patterson. Here’s the group performing their cover of OutKast’s “Prototype”. So smooth, and dig that bass solo! »

  • Alessandro Corsi and Francesco De Rubeis: Watt 69

    Alessandro Corsi and Francesco De Rubeis: Watt 69

    Alessandro Corsi shared this killer drum and bass piece he played in the studio with drummer Francesco De Rubeis called “Watt 69,” and we’re glad he did. “It’s a bass solo taken from a tune I wrote 15 years ago for my jazz-funk-rock group, Capolinea,” he said. The high-energy track takes Corsi all over the... »

  • Peekaboom: Viva La Vida

    Peekaboom: Viva La Vida

    Bassist Simone Masina sent us his latest video from the duo known as Peekaboom. Joined by vocalist Angelica Lubian, here they are performing their cover of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”. »

  • Inti Oyarzun: Paco de Lucía’s “Monasterio de Sal”

    Inti Oyarzun: Paco de Lucía’s “Monasterio de Sal”

    Inti Oyarzun recently shared some videos with us, which include what he describes as “interpretations of solemn pieces for the bass guitar.” Here he his performing along to Paco de Lucía’s “Monasterio de Sal”. “Just wrote my masters thesis about this tune. A great composition and probably THE piece that started the era of Flamenco... »

  • Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough

    Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough

    It’s time to get your face melted by Erlend Caspersen again. This time the monster bassist shows you how it’s done on the Abhorrent track “A Lightness of Mind”, which features unrelenting riffs and some satisfyingly dissonant bass chords. For those brave enough to attempt it, Caspersen has supplied the tabs on Dropbox. Fasten your... »

  • Alessandro Calabrese with Kat Moore: Summer Madness

    Alessandro Calabrese with Kat Moore: Summer Madness

    Alessandro Calabrese shared this video with us, of his original remix of Kool and the Gang’s “Summer Madness”. In this video, Alessandro handles all the instrumentation, which features Kat Moore on vocals. “It’s a chilled lounge track with funky and house influences. To be honest, I don’t really know in which genre I shall put... »