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  • Progger: Big Trouble

    Progger: Big Trouble

    The last time we shared a video by Progger, it featured bassist Bryan Ladd. Here’s another video by the band – and their original Austin, Texas lineup, which includes bassist Nicholas Clark. The song “Big Trouble” appears on the band’s album, . »

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  • Pete Cottrell: Kinetic (Bass and Guitar Switch)

    Pete Cottrell: Kinetic (Bass and Guitar Switch)

    Sometimes we hear something along the lines of “get that guy a guitar” when we feature a bassist playing an instrument with more than 4-strings/piccolo strings/playing solo bass. But we’ve never heard the opposite, until now. Pete Cottrell plays an 8-string guitar, and people have asked him, “why don’t you just play the bass?” So... »

  • House Of Waters: In Waves

    House Of Waters: In Waves

    Here’s another band I recently discovered that just blew me away. House of Waters features the trio of Hammered Dulcimer virtuoso Max ZT, bassist Moto Fukushima and percussionist Luke Notary. Members of the band have some impressive credentials too. Fukushima has performed with Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Karsh Kale, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano and countless... »

  • The 4 Korners: Portal of Gold

    The 4 Korners: Portal of Gold

    I recently discovered The 4 Korners, and I’m glad I did. Anchored by bassist James “JT” Thompson Jr., here’s the band performing a track from their sophomore album, Portal of Gold. The album is scheduled for a fall release. »

  • Evan Brewer: Entheos “New Light” Playthrough

    Evan Brewer: Entheos “New Light” Playthrough

    Bass monster Evan Brewer shows his awe-inspiring bass line for Entheos’s “New Light” in this bass-centric playthrough. If you know Evan, you know this one is going to be a wild ride. He varies between several advanced techniques, including the heaviest slap line you’ve ever heard and a harmonically rich two-handed tapping section, to create... »

  • Magnus Sjöquist: Visa från utanmyra

    Magnus Sjöquist: Visa från utanmyra

    Ubass connoisseur Magnus Sjöquist sent us an all-bass version of a Swedish folk song called “Visa från utanmyra”, and it’s beautiful. “My version is inspired by the lovely version by Swedish pianist Jan Johansson and upright bassist Georg Riedel,” he told us. “It is featured on the album Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) released... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

    Stuart Clayton just added a new video showcasing his work in progress on the new edition of Giants of Bass. In this video, he tackles the style of Flea – particularly the style of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik era. Dig the tone on that 1976 Music Man StingRay! »

  • Alex Spradling and Marco Panascia: I Mean You

    Alex Spradling and Marco Panascia: I Mean You

    I love it when bass players get together to jam, especially when they’re on such a high level of musicianship like Alex Spradling and Marco Panascia. In this clip, the double bass duo have a blast while tearing through the classic Thelonious Monk standard “I Mean You”, and their joy is infectious. Each bassist lays... »

  • Zander Zon & KJC: Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend”

    Zander Zon & KJC: Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend”

    This may be Zander Zon’s most ambitious effort to date. Zander plays three basses in this latest video, where he is once again joined by vocalists KJC, who also provide piano and violin on the track. Here’s their take on Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend”. »

  • Adam “Nolly” Getgood: “Prayer Position” Bass Playthrough

    Adam “Nolly” Getgood: “Prayer Position” Bass Playthrough

    We first featured Periphery’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood with an epic bass cam video for their song “Make Total Destroy“. Now Nolly is back with another face-melting run-through with the song “Prayer Position” from the band’s latest album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The bassist rips it up with an absolutely crushing tone that cuts perfectly on... »