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  • Josh Cohen: Toots Thielemans’ “Bluesette” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Josh Cohen: Toots Thielemans’ “Bluesette” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Back in January, bassist Josh Cohen shared his terrific story in our Reader Spotlight series. Josh is back with this new video of him performing a solo bass arrangement of the Toots Thielemans standard, “Bluesette”. “Bluesette” was first recorded by Toots in 1962, with him whistling and playing guitar in unison. Here’s the original from... »

  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

    Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

    Renaud Garcia-Fons never ceases to amaze me. Here’s another fantastic performance of his song “Bajo de Guia,” taken from his DVD The Marcevol Concert. Garcia-Fons has an insane amount of facility on the bass, especially in thumb position. His gypsy/flamenco style proves his rhythmic mastery, which is taken even further with his foot-tapping pattern. »

  • Vulfpeck: First Place

    Vulfpeck: First Place

    If you’ve been enjoying Vulpeck’s latest album, Fugue State*, I bet you’ll really enjoy watching the guys recording the album too. “First Place” is their fourth video released in support of the album. The tune was written by the multi-talented Jack Stratton, who plays piano on the track. As always, Joe Dart is laying it... »

  • Cainã Cavalcante and Michael Pipoquinha: Rei Arthur

    Cainã Cavalcante and Michael Pipoquinha: Rei Arthur

    Four years ago, we posted a video of a 13-year old Brazilian bassist named Pipoquinha performing his original song, “Rei Arthur.” His playing blew everyone away, to say the least. We’re once again featuring Michael Pipoquinha, who is now 17, performing the same song but this time accompanied by guitarist Cainã Cavalcante. It’s incredible to... »

  • Song Exclusive: “Boomerang” by You Bred Raptors?

    Song Exclusive: “Boomerang” by You Bred Raptors?

    The cello/bass/drums trio You Bred Raptors? is getting ready to release their new album Grant, and we’ve got an exclusive on the first full song from the release. Accompanying the single release of “Boomerang” is a play-through video by bassist Peat Rains, who utilizes the full range of his 8-string Conklin bass. The bassist shares... »

  • Narcissus: Criss Cross

    Narcissus: Criss Cross

    We’ve featured the solo work of bassist Huw Foster before, to rave reviews. He shared another video with us – this time in a band setting. The band is Narcissus, and this video was recorded at their EFG London Jazz Festival performance last November. Huw said that this tune, “Criss Cross” is “the most bass-centric... »

  • Alita Moses: “Miracle” Cover, with Matt Keppler

    Alita Moses: “Miracle” Cover, with Matt Keppler

    Bassist Matt Keppler shared this video with us – and this one grooves. “Recently, I wrote and recorded an arrangement of Kimbra’s new single, ‘Miracle,’” he shared. “The track came out super funky, and I’m really proud of it. I wanted to reach out and share the video with you guys, as I feel that... »

  • Cahit Kutrafali and Bur-I Hoshsoz: Speak To Me

    Cahit Kutrafali and Bur-I Hoshsoz: Speak To Me

    Yesterday we featured a bass and vocal duo by DaBeat & Miki Santamaria. Here’s another, sent to us by bassist Cahit Kutrafali. The bassist is accompanying vocalist Bur-I Hoshsoz on their original tune, “Speak To Me”. »

  • DaBeat & Miki Santamaria: Man in the Mirror

    DaBeat & Miki Santamaria: Man in the Mirror

    We’ve seen some great grooves and solo bass from Miki Santamaria before. In this video, his incredible playing is in support of vocalist DaBeat, in this duo’s take of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”. Enjoy. »

  • Snarky Puppy: “What About Me” Live at Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest

    Snarky Puppy: “What About Me” Live at Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest

    One of the stops on Snarky Puppy’s current world tour was the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston, on September 27th. Luckily, cameras were rolling. Here’s the band performing “What About Me” at the Festival, from their latest album, We Like It Here. This one has it all, including the great bass faces from Michael... »