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What do you get if you mix Mali, France and Denmark together to form a bass player? The answer is Moussa Diallo. This is Moussa’s group playing “I Bolo Do Bolo”, the bassist’s own composition with some funky African beats, groovy bass and a cool guitar solo.
Alessio Tori has offered up many great playalongs over the years. One such gem is this video, which features his cover of Pino Palladino’s lovely bass line on “Storm Warning” by Bob James and Hilary James. Another great example of Pino’s melodic but supportive bass lines.
As far as rearranging pop hits goes, I know that for some people, the arrangements by Dirty Loops can get a bit too quirky (not saying that’s us though!) If you are one of those people, this may be for you. Here’s POP on TOP playing bassist Federico Malaman’s rearrangement of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”.
In the early days of No Treble, Corey and I went to watch Oz Noy Trio at 55 Bar in New York. In the break between sets, we met Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, who was touring with his group Crash’n’burn at the time. Four years later, he’s just completed his Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, giving...
Steve Lawson shared this one with us on Twitter saying, “[I] think you might enjoy this solo bass cover…” Well Steve, your hunch was correct.
When I started to get into bass playing about nine years ago, Victor Wooten was the guy I was looking up to and learning the most from. Judging by the playing of John Oz (AKA “Jomyloon”), I’d say that this might also be the case with him. The Victor influence is definitely there, and that’s not a bad thing. Check...
Interestingly, this cover covers both the electronic era of Daft Punk and the current era which features more live instruments. For the “live instruments” part, KNOWER has teamed up with the ever-funky Tim Lefebvre on the bass.
This video shows The Mencial Project recording the tune, “Dale Al Shakaboom”. The trio features the great Fernando Lamadrid on bass, and he takes a sweet slap solo around the 2:30 mark.
Now this is some fast-paced Armenian jazz! Bassist Hova Burian rips it up and gets filmed while doing so.
Having more than one bass in a band has been done many times before but when it happens, it’s often with the purpose of highlighting one of the basses as a solo instrument. In this video it’s more about the groove as bassist and leading man Cheikh Ndoye shares the bass role with David Segal.
Brian Blade and The Fellowship visited the Chicago Music Exchange in March and performed three songs. One of those was the band’s own tune, “King’s Highway”. The video is a little long, so if you want to skip forward to bassist Chris Thomas taking a pretty cool bass solo, it’s around the 7:50 mark. (I don’t recommend that you do...
We first featured Joshua Young almost four years ago and said to watch out for him in the future. Well, the future is now. This is Joshua – six years older than the previous video – displaying blazing chops and improvising over Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven”