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Flemming Doerken

Flemming Doerken

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Born and raised in the town of Skive, Denmark, Flemming Dørken grew up listening to whatever his parents and siblings were listening to. Besides various kinds of Worship music, these bands would include The Beatles, Queen and Abba. Music wasn’t really an integral part of his life until his mid to late teens where, heavily influenced by his older brother, he started listening to jazz, funk, fusion and the likes which he has been doing since.

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Moussa Diallo: I Bolo Do Bolo
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Moussa Diallo: I Bolo Do Bolo

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: “Storm Warning” Pino Palladino Playalong
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Alessio Tori: “Storm Warning” Pino Palladino Playalong

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.

Federico Malaman & POP on TOP: “Rolling in the Deep” Cover
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Federico Malaman & POP on TOP: “Rolling in the Deep” Cover

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”.

Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: Tucked In
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Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: Tucked In

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: “Don’t Stop Believing” Solo Bass Cover
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Steve Lawson: “Don’t Stop Believing” Solo Bass Cover

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.

Jomyloon: Funk 2
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Jomyloon: Funk 2

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...

KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover
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KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

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.

The Mencial Project: Dale Al Shakaboom
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The Mencial Project: Dale Al Shakaboom

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.

Hova Burian: Armenian Jazz Band
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Hova Burian: Armenian Jazz Band

Now this is some fast-paced Armenian jazz! Bassist Hova Burian rips it up and gets filmed while doing so.

Cheikh Ndoye Project: Below Level
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Cheikh Ndoye Project: Below Level

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.