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  • Hans Zimmer with Yolanda Charles: Tribute to Prince

    Hans Zimmer with Yolanda Charles: Tribute to Prince

    My good friend Steve Lawson shared this video a couple of days ago, saying “the great Yolanda Charles sings and plays bass on ‘Purple Rain’ last night with Hans Zimmer. Guthrie Govan AND Johnny Marr on guitar. Amazing Prince tribute.” It sure is. RIP, Prince. »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Anyhow” (Live in Studio)

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Anyhow” (Live in Studio)

    I’ve been really enjoying the new Tedeschi Trucks Band album, Let Me Get By. So it was a real treat to see the band – anchored by bassist Tim Lefebvre – performing “Anyhow” at their Swamp Raga Studio. »

  • Carlos Sanxes: Hijo Del Viento

    Carlos Sanxes: Hijo Del Viento

    Jules Dozer sent us this video saying “this is my friend Carlos Sanxes, a professional bass player living in Norway but originally from Spain!” “Hijo Del Viento” is an original composition written by Sanxes, “as a token of appreciation for the work and legacy of my friend and inspiration Carles Benavent,” the bassist shared. »

  • Bryan Ladd, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: Cold Duck Time

    Bryan Ladd, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: Cold Duck Time

    Bassist Bryan Ladd is back with another great video with keyboardist Aaron Swinnerton and drummer Jason Patterson. The trio covers Eddie Harris’ “Cold Duck Time”, with some sweet lyrical bass to kick things off before the song kicks into a higher gear. »

  • Zander Zon: Game of Thrones

    Zander Zon: Game of Thrones

    Zander Zon is back with another stunning arrangement, this time covering the theme from Game of Thrones. I feel as though I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t watch Game of Thrones, so after I listened to Zander’s arrangement, I went back and listened to the original. »

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  • Jason Everett: Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality, Part One

    Jason Everett: Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality, Part One

    Bassist Jason Everett, aka Mister E, has unleashed part one of an epic 22-minute bass driven sonic story called “Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality”. This clip captures three movements of the world-jazz-fusion saga, which includes Everett’s slick 7-string fretless work and a diverse cast of musicians. ”’Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality’ is the... »

  • Shareef Addo: Secrets

    Shareef Addo: Secrets

    Shareef Addo sent in this video for his cool bass-centric tune “Secrets”, and it’s been stuck in my head since. The bass drives the song, but vocalist Adam Benjamin helps to fill out the melodic content. This is a great example of making the bass interesting while focusing on the songwriting aspect. Well done, Shareef! »

  • Playing For Change: Higher Ground

    Playing For Change: Higher Ground

    This video has been making the rounds recently on Facebook, and I was mesmerized by it. I was surprised to learn it actually came out in 2011. Organized by Playing For Change, this performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” features musicians from nine locations around the world in one of the most interesting collaborations I... »

  • Svadah: Rainy Day Bass Groove

    Svadah: Rainy Day Bass Groove

    Norwegian bassist Svadah sent me this “Rainy Day Bass Groove” on what happened to be a perfectly rainy day. “Took my bass out in to film a bass groove I made a little while ago on a typical rainy day in Bergen,” he wrote on Facebook. “Really loving the result, check it out! Key of... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: The Planets Suite – III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (All Bass Arrangement)

    Simon Fitzpatrick: The Planets Suite – III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (All Bass Arrangement)

    Simon Fitzpatrick has taken the third suite of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets Suite” and turned it into an all bass arrangement, using his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6 bass. Mind blown! »