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  • Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Ever since she announced a tour in April, I’ve been dying to hear Esperanza Spalding‘s new music. Dubbed Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, the bassist describes the project as a way of “going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand.” Here’s a clip of Spalding performing... »

  • Zander Zon: Everything I Do

    Zander Zon: Everything I Do

    Once again, Zander Zon has turned in another fantastic arrangement of a pop tune. Here he is – back to playing solo with just his Zon bass – performing Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do”. »

  • Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers

    Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers

    We have a new Katie Thiroux video to share, and this one is another gem. Recorded as part of Berklee’s video series, here’s Katie performing Burt Bacharach’s “Wives and Lovers” at Cafe 939. »

  • Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    In honor of Geddy Lee’s birthday today, here’s a great clip of Rush performing “Red Barchetta”, live in 1980. Happy birthday, Geddy! »

  • Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Fever

    Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Fever

    Bassist Tim Carey and vocalist Amanda Taylor teamed up for this awesome version of the classic Peggy Lee song “Fever”. Carey fills the song out with some fantastic two-handed tapping that makes you forget there’s only two people performing. »

  • Mike Frost Band: Songbird

    Mike Frost Band: Songbird

    I was 8 years old when Fleetwood Mac released Rumours. My parents would spin that record often – as would I, despite not being allowed to touch the turntable. One of my favorite songs on that record was Christine McVie’s “Songbird”. While I never imagined that song reworked for other instrumentation, bassist Mike Frost thankfully... »

  • Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

    Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

    The Travis Larson Band recently released a new DVD called , and it’s got some fantastic bass playing on it thanks to Jennifer Young. Here’s a great clip of the power trio laying it down on the classic ballad “Georgia On My Mind.” Young opens things up with a lush two-handed tapping intro before laying... »

  • Earth, Wind, and Fire: Shining Star, Live 1975

    Earth, Wind, and Fire: Shining Star, Live 1975

    Bass legend Verdine White is turning 64 today, and we’re celebrating with an awesome clip of Earth, Wind, and Fire on the Midnight Special from 1975. “Shining Star” is one of the coolest bass lines of all time, and White makes it even funkier with some added rhythm and slick fills. And of course, his... »

  • Adam Stevens: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” for Solo Bass

    Adam Stevens: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” for Solo Bass

    Adam Stevens has shared another great solo bass arrangement of great tune. This time around, he tackles “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”, which was written by Billy Taylor and “Dick Dallas” in the early ’60s and made popular by Nina Simone in 1967. »

  • Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra: Chanter L’amour

    Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra: Chanter L’amour

    Leonardo van der Laat sent us this great clip of bassist Manou Gallo leading her Groove Orchestra during the Saint-Jazz-den-Noode festival in 2013. Born in the Ivory Coast and currently living in Belgium, Gallo’s style blends traditional African music with modern funk and pop in a fun way. Check out the Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra... »