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  • Sven Lindvall: Comparing 17 Vintage Basses

    Sven Lindvall: Comparing 17 Vintage Basses

    Who doesn’t love a good vintage bass? Our friend Jan Östlund sent us this video of studio bassist Sven Lindvall playing a riff over 17 of the most iconic vintage basses. It’s so cool to hear all the subtle (and not so subtle) differences in each of the instruments. Lindvall plays through each axe twice:... »

  • What A Day: Donyiti Ahla

    What A Day: Donyiti Ahla

    Bass and vocal duo What A Day is back with a new video. This time the minimalistic, experimental French jazz-pop lounge duo of Jonathan Joly and Leah Gracie tackle the song “Donyiti Ahla” by Lebanese singer Nora Rahal. Joly lays down bass and harmony while Gracie sings and uses a typewriter for cool percussion. »

  • Leonid & Friends: I’m A Man

    Leonid & Friends: I’m A Man

    Last December, we featured bassist Leonid Vorobyev and his band Leonid & Friends doing an excellent cover of Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” They’re back with another excellent Chicago cover, “I’m A Man.” Nailed it. »

  • Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis’s “Shades of Magenta”

    Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis’s “Shades of Magenta”

    Today we’re proud to premiere a video for the song “Shades of Magenta” by bassist Petros Klampanis. This beautiful piece of music is a live recording from his latest album, , out now on Motema Music. “‘Shades of Magenta’ is about happiness,” the bassist writes. “We tend to forget how to appreciate small everyday things... »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: First Fragment’s “Gula” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: First Fragment’s “Gula” Playthrough

    I hope you’re sitting down for this one. Dominic “Forest” Lapointe’s playthrough for his band First Fragment’s song “Gula” is killer. Originally recorded by Vincent Savary, the song kicks off with a monster fretless tapping line before jumping into a supportive role. Lapointe’s left hand technique and musicality are just incredible. »

  • Whose Hat Is This?: Untitled

    Whose Hat Is This?: Untitled

    The musicians in the Tedeschi Trucks Band can throw down on some southern soul grooves, but they also have a love for free improv. Four members of the group – including Tim Lefebvre, Kebbi Williams, J.J. Johnson, Tyler Greenwell – formed a project called Whose Hat Is This? to let their creativity run wild. Here... »

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  • Damian Coccio: Cliffs of Aquinnah

    Damian Coccio: Cliffs of Aquinnah

    Damian Coccio is back with a new tune, called “Cliffs of Aquinnah,” which is planned to be part of his next solo bass album coming out this year. »

  • Franklin Peredo: Rhythms From The Hippocampus

    Franklin Peredo: Rhythms From The Hippocampus

    If you’re friends with Franklin Peredo on Facebook, you know he’s had a new video in the works, featuring a brand new tune. Well, today is the day. Here’s Franklin performing “Rhythms From The Hippocampus,” which as always showcases his impressive right hand technique (and composition skills). Enjoy. »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King

    Stuart Clayton released Giants of Bass – Volume 2 back in March, and the videos keep coming. In this one, Stuart takes on the Level 42 bassist Mark King in this track he wrote for the book. “This complex, slap-driven piece was written in the style of Mark’s early work with Level 42, and features... »

  • Kromosons: #3.3

    Kromosons: #3.3

    Kromosons is a creative music project which features the bass wizardry of Federico Malaman. They’ve just shared the “third chapter of the third season” of the project, which features some excellent musicianship all around. Enjoy. »