I dig the sound of the Valeriy Stepanov Fusion Project. This extended video offers up some stellar, funky music and tunes from a live performance of the band, which includes bassist Albert Stepanov.
Our friend Dwane Woodard shared something on our Facebook Group earlier today, and it was something I completely missed – apparently for the last 10 years or so. Check out Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo playing upright bass with Nickel Creek.
Meet Arnaud Court, a bassist from France who got his start thanks to the inspiration of Steve Harris and Cliff Burton. He later expanded his list to Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, James Jamerson, and many others. Here’s his story…
David Pastorius is currently touring with Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, filling in for Simon Fitzpatrick. This fan-shot clip by Larry Rulz III was great to see. Here’s the band performing “Hoedown.” David rips it up during his solo!
The start of a new month means that we get to celebrate the top gear stories from the previous one. Here are your top 10 favorite bass gear stories we shared in June 2019.
Our friends at Bass the World shared this one a while back, with the title “FUNKY BASS PLAYER.” Philippe Gonnand grooves hard with the band on his tune, “Réglons nos comptes.” Funky indeed!
Tedeschi Trucks Band rocked the Orpheum in Los Angeles as part of their tour in support of Signs. Here’s a clip from that show, with their performance of “Signs, High Times.”
Huw Foster sent us this terrific video the other day, and we’re digging it. He took Jeff Buckley’s “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” and turned it into a three-bass arrangement. Huw shared the story behind it as well.
Kevin “KJ” Jacoby shared another great video with his band, The Oddysy. In this clip, the band throws down at Soundcheck / New Sounds with John Schaefer. Check out KJ’s bass solo, starting around the 3:17 mark.
WATCH: Vulfpeck has released another video featuring a tune from their album, “Hill Climber.” My favorite comment on this video is “Joe Dart taking that bass for a walk and he ain’t ever comin’ back.” This is also one of the coolest uses of Animoji’s I’ve ever seen.