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  • Bryan Ladd Band: Endorphin, Live at Bass Bash 2017

    Bryan Ladd Band: Endorphin, Live at Bass Bash 2017

    One of my favorite performances from NAMM this year was at the Bass Bash. Bryan Ladd led his band through throwback grooves and modern melodies alike. Here’s a cool clip of “Endorphin”. The jam is a killer, plus Ladd takes a slippery, filtered solo at the 5:50 mark. »

  • Bass Bash Returns for 2017

    Bass Bash Returns for 2017

    The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio... »

  • Progger: Endorphin

    Progger: Endorphin

    Our friend Bryan Ladd shared a video by a project he’s been involved in over the last year or so. The band is Progger, and this is their tune “Endorphin.” Bryan gets in a short but sweet solo at the end. The song appeared on Progger’s album, which was released back in April. »

  • Bryan Ladd, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: Cold Duck Time

    Bryan Ladd, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: Cold Duck Time

    Bassist Bryan Ladd is back with another great video with keyboardist Aaron Swinnerton and drummer Jason Patterson. The trio covers Eddie Harris’ “Cold Duck Time”, with some sweet lyrical bass to kick things off before the song kicks into a higher gear. »

  • Bryan Ladd, Mark Bowers, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: 3-4-4

    Bryan Ladd, Mark Bowers, Aaron Swinnerton, Jason Patterson: 3-4-4

    Bryan Ladd just shared his latest with us, performing along with Mark Bowers on guitar, Aaron Swinnerton on keys and Jason Patterson on drums. The tune is “3-4-4”, which Ladd wrote along with Bowers. This one grooves, and dig that bass solo! »

  • Bryan Ladd, LaToya Kennedy, Mark Bowers, Jason Patterson: Prototype

    Bryan Ladd, LaToya Kennedy, Mark Bowers, Jason Patterson: Prototype

    Bassist Bryan Ladd shared his latest video with us, which is a collaboration with vocalist LaToya Kennedy, guitarist Mark Bowers and drummer Jason Patterson. Here’s the group performing their cover of OutKast’s “Prototype”. So smooth, and dig that bass solo! »

  • Bryan Ladd, James Spears, and Jason Patterson: Love Light In Flight

    Bryan Ladd, James Spears, and Jason Patterson: Love Light In Flight

    Here’s another great cover by the band featuring Bryan Ladd on bass. This time around, the trio of Ladd along with James Spears on Fender Rhodes and Jason Patterson on drums takes on Stevie Wonder’s “Love Light In Flight.” These guys get down. (And dig that Moogerfooger-driven bass solo!) »

  • Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Stranger in Moscow

    Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Stranger in Moscow

    We last featured the trio of Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson back in January with their version of “Havona”. Here’s the trio laying into the groove on Michael Jackson’s “Stranger in Moscow.” Check out Ladd’s tasty solo starting at the 1:09 mark. »

  • Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

    Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Havona

    Bassist Bryan Ladd sent us this terrific video, which offers up a nice arrangement of the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Havona”. Bryan is joined by Justin Stanton on the Fender Rhodes and Jason Patterson on drums. And these guys are tight! Bryan takes an incredible solo too. I’ve watched this several times already. I bet you... »