Latest from Joshua:
I’ve been back on my 6-string, and as expected, I’ve been studying John Patitucci. His solo bass pieces show the ability to really make the bass sing. Here he is using his beautiful signature 6-string Yamaha on “one for brian.”
Scott Devine kicks off the year with the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Marcus Miller. Scott and Marcus have a great in-depth conversation and nerd out on some of Marcus’ best work.
“Run For Cover” is one of those tunes where I reach for the volume knob and crank it to 11, especially during Marcus Miller’s bass solos. Here’s Marcus doing his thing live in Budapest in October.
We can never get enough of Jaco Pastorius. In this isolated bass clip, Jaco plays this classic with a bit of his drumming in the mix. You can really hear that fretless growl!
Marcus Miller never ceases to amaze us. In this clip from “Jazz in Marciac,” Marcus digs deep into his catalog of tunes and pulls out the classic, “3 Deuces,” from his “M2” album.
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!