Latest from Joshua:
We recently lost jazz great Ramsey Lewis. Ramsey has always been one of my favorite players. In this clip, the trio performs an excellent rendition of the Seals & Crofts classic, “Summer Breeze,” with Cleveland Eaton holding down the bottom.
Brady Wyatt is back with another episode of Bass and Bars, and this time we have half of the legendary hip hop group EPMD, rapper Eric Sermon. The duo performs the hip-hop classic “Music.”
Every time Frank Brunot drops something new, whether it be music or a new video, I always know I’m about to hear something amazing. The tone from his Bass Mods signature bass is phat, and I love how every note is intentional!
At a studio session a few days ago, I had a conversation about bassists who double on vocals. That got me thinking about Mark King. Here’s Level 42 performing “Children Say, The Spirit Is Free” and “Leaving Me Now” live - showcasing King’s mastery.
Today, we have a nice video featuring bass legend Nathan East and drummer Antonio Sanchez. They take on the classic tune, “The Chicken” (popularized for us by Jaco Pastorius). Nathan solos the back pickup and goes to WORK!
Julian Vaughn released his new album “Solo” last month. If you are a fan of Wayman Tisdale, you will definitely dig Julian. Performing two cuts from his previous albums, Julian and his band are locked in on “You’re Mine” and “Black Dynamite”.
Marcus Miller is back with another video from his residency at the Blue Note in New York. Marcus and the band take on the Aretha Franklin classic ‘Chain Of Fools”. R&B/Soul singer Ledisi is on vocals, and she adds such flavor!
My fellow leftist, MonoNeon, dropped a new vid today appropriately titled, “Stank In New York.” Joined by legends Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, and Derrick Hodge, MonoNeon goes off, as expected.
Today, we have another video from Five Watt World about the history of the Musicman bass. I love mini-docs like this. I always learn something new and it draws me closer to the instrument.
Victor Wooten never disappoints. Here he is at Yoshi’s in Oakland during the Bass Extremes tour. Vic performs a mind-blowing solo by layering parts on top of each other.
Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are on the Bass Extremes tour, and in this video, we catch a glimpse of them in Hollywood, with Marcus Miller joining the party. Three Lords of The Low End on the same stage!
Marcus Miller is one of those bassists you know who is playing with the first note. In this video, Marcus takes on the Bob James and David Sanborn classic “Maputo” from the “Double Vision” album.