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  • Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Lee Ritenour with Anthony Jackson: P.A.L.S.

    Today is the birthday of one of the long-time bass greats, Anthony Jackson. With a catalog as large as his, it is hard to pick a video to share. But this one is just so remarkable. This is Lee Ritenour's band performing "P.A.L.S." In addition to Ritenour and Jackson, the band includes Harvey Mason on… »

  • Trip Wamsley: Redneck Monolith

    Trip Wamsley: Redneck Monolith

    This song is about as crazy as you might expect from its title. Trip Wamsley dishes up some ear-bending music in this solo bass piece called “Redneck Monolith,” which he recently recorded as part of Gallien-Krueger’s series of artist videos. While the bassist plays music that many of us could only dream of accomplishing, he… »

  • David Pastorius: Tech N9ne “This Ring” Bass Remix

    David Pastorius: Tech N9ne “This Ring” Bass Remix

    David Pastorius has been knocking everyone out with his bass remixes of Tech N9ne’s tunes. It started with “Questions” and followed up with “Worldwide Choppers”. Now David is back with a brand new video, featuring his amazing bass work on the Tech N9ne tune "This Ring", from the album Anghellic. »

  • Chickenfoot: “Soap on a Rope”, Live

    Chickenfoot: “Soap on a Rope”, Live

    This has been a great week for bassist birthdays. Last but not least, we’re celebrating with Michael Anthony as he turns 60 today! After his time in Van Halen, Anthony teamed up with former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Joe Satriani to form Chickenfoot. The bassist’s… »

  • Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans

    Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans

    The great week of bass birthdays continues with the fantastic Bill Dickens, who turns 56 today. Here’s a great clip of Dickens laying it down with guitarist Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience at a concert in New Orleans. Dickens is known for his unbelievable speed and soloing, but this trio setting lets the bassist showcase his… »

  • The Beatles: “Don’t Let Me Down” Rooftop Performance

    The Beatles: “Don’t Let Me Down” Rooftop Performance

    Today we’re celebrating Paul McCartney’s 72nd birthday with some old school Beatles. The bass line to “Don’t Let Me Down” has always been a favorite of mine for it’s big round tone and melodicism, and this video from their final live performance on the rooftop of the Apple building is palpable, to say the least.… »

  • Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, David T. Walker and More: Tighten Up

    Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, David T. Walker and More: Tighten Up

    Bass legend Chuck Rainey turns 74 today, and we’re celebrating with a jam of epic proportions. Here’s Rainey jamming the 1968 Archie Bell and the Drells song “Tighten Up,” from the 1993 "Coolin’ ’N Groovin’" performance in Japan. The session includes a who’s who of R&B session players, including drummer Bernard Purdie, guitarist David T.… »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Let It Go” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Let It Go” Solo Bass Performance

    If you have young kids, you may have heard this song many more times than you'd like. But we think you'll appreciate this arrangement by Simon Fitzpatrick, who takes the song and performs one of his trademark solo bass arrangements. If you dig this, Simon has released an album featuring 12 solo bass tunes. [youtube… »

  • Horace Silver Quintet: Song For My Father

    Horace Silver Quintet: Song For My Father

    Today's featured video is dedicated to all the Dads out there. Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" was the opening track for his 1965 album of the same name, and a dedication to the pianist's father. Here's Silver's Quintet performing the tune for Jazz Omkring Midnat - Denmark TV in 1968. The line up is… »

  • Marcus Miller Band: “Jean Pierre” Live

    Marcus Miller Band: “Jean Pierre” Live

    Today is Marcus Miller’s birthday, and we're celebrating by listening to all kinds of music with Marcus (of which, there's a lot to choose from). Here's an epic video of Marcus with his band performing Miles Davis' "Jean Pierre" at North Sea Jazz in 2011. It starts out with such a fantastic groove and starts… »