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  • Charles Berthoud: Hallelujah

    Charles Berthoud: Hallelujah

    Charles Berthoud always impresses with his solo bass arrangements. In his latest, he covers “Hallelujah” for solo bass with piccolo strings. Beauty. »

  • Alex Bershadsky: Donna Lee

    Alex Bershadsky: Donna Lee

    Plenty of bassists have taken on “Donna Lee,” but Alex Bershadsky did it in his own way. Joined by drummer Sharon Petrover, here’s Alex’s unique take on the bebop jazz standard. »

  • Khruangbin: WeTransfer x Gilles Peterson Session

    Khruangbin: WeTransfer x Gilles Peterson Session

    Khruangbin is a band I just discovered on Youtube, and I’m digging their sound. From this video’s description: “Every month Gilles Peterson introduces a band you’re gonna want to know. In this episode, he has a live basement session with Texan trio Khruangbin.” The band includes Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and... »

  • Theo Katzman with Joe Dart: Crappy Love Song

    Theo Katzman with Joe Dart: Crappy Love Song

    A little over a year ago, I caught Theo Katzman’s concert at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA. What I didn’t know (until the band walked on stage), was that his Vulfpeck bandmate Joe Dart was joining him on the tour. Last month, the band recorded this concert for Audiotree Live in Chicago, IL. Here’s a... »

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  • Nathan Navarro: 10 Classic Synth Riffs on Bass Guitar

    Nathan Navarro: 10 Classic Synth Riffs on Bass Guitar

    You can always count on Nathan Navarro to put together some creative bass videos. In this one, Nathan takes on 10 songs and 14 riffs (bass and lead) using his bass and a few effects pedals (Future Impact Bass Synth, Nemesis Delay, and Ventris Reverb). He’s even made the transcriptions and backing tracks available on... »

  • Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins: Glacier

    Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins: Glacier

    We love it when these two get together to record a new video. Here’s bassist Evan Marien and drummer Dana Hawkins doing their thing at Man Made Music Studios in New York. The tune is “Glacier.” If you’re in Europe, you’re in luck. The duo is going on tour in May. Evan has the dates... »

  • Elton John: Madman Across the Water (Live)

    Elton John: Madman Across the Water (Live)

    I spin Elton John’s 17-11-70 album regularly, mostly just to hear the remarkable bass lines of Dee Murray. It never gets old. There’s simply not enough footage of this incredible bassist (or Elton John’s trio) out there, but here’s a great clip of them performing the title track to Madman Across the Water, live in... »

  • The Bass Walk: Abraham Laboriel & Pee Wee Hill

    The Bass Walk: Abraham Laboriel & Pee Wee Hill

    Boyd Matson shared this epic video, saying “Abraham Laboriel is one of the world’s greatest bass players according to Paul McCartney. A lot of musicians must agree because he is the most recorded bass player of all time. I got Abraham, Pee Wee Hill, and some other great musician friends to record this sort of... »

  • SNIPS: Spain

    SNIPS: Spain

    I’m really digging this band with Riccardo Oliva on bass. And like the last time, they’re taking on a great tune from back in the day: Chick Corea’s “Spain.” “We had so much fun playing this tune! Hope you enjoy this crazy arrangement…” guitarist Matteo Mancuso shared. »

  • Joanna Dudkowska: Bach Cello Suite No. 1, I. Prelude

    Joanna Dudkowska: Bach Cello Suite No. 1, I. Prelude

    We’ve seen plenty of bassists tackle Bach’s Prelude to the first Cello Suite, but never quite like this. Polish bassist Joanna Dudkowska produced this video performing the iconic piece in her many personas. “The film presents four of my various music personalities,” she shares. “I work as a session musician in Poland. I wanted to... »