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The Crusaders: Street Life (Live at Montreux 2003)
Bass Videos

The Crusaders: Street Life (Live at Montreux 2003)

I’ve always loved the music of The Crusaders, so I was excited to find this clip from their 2003 performance of “Street Life” at Montreux. “Ready” Freddie Washington lays down the groove on the tune.

Berklee Bass Department: 2019 Holiday Jam
Bass Videos

Berklee Bass Department: 2019 Holiday Jam

This is a tradition we love! This year, it almost didn’t happen, but Steve Bailey came through with a video for us to share, with Ron Carter, Justin Chancellor, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Janek Gwizdala, and Freddie Washington.

Steely Dan to Play Full Albums, Hits on New Tour
Concerts & Tours

Steely Dan to Play Full Albums, Hits on New Tour

Steely Dan has announced a new tour that will include several residencies in which they will play their albums in full. The group, now fronted by Donald Fagen after Walter Becker’s passing, will include Freddie Washington on bass.

Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players
New Albums

Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players

Keb Mo releases his first studio release since 2006 today, entitled The Reflection. The guitarist wrote and recorded over a period of three years leading up to this release, collaborating with several bassists and other music notables. The twelve track release features Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Vail Johnson, Andrew Gouche, Reggie McBride, Freddie Washington and Kevin McCormick. Mo also collaborated...

NAMM 2010, Player News

Nathan Watts receives International Bassist Award

A lot can be said about someone who has won an award that has only been given out twice, especially when the other winner was Jaco Pastorius. Nathan Watts, who has played in Stevie Wonder’s rhythm section for the last 36 years and has served as Stevie’s musical director for the last twelve, was awarded the International Bassist Award at...

Concerts & Tours

Freddie Washington tour update and free download

You may remember when we posted about bassist Freddie Washington releasing In the Moment. You can now download the track “When You Get Right Down To It” for free. Washington is currently on tour with Steely Dan, you can catch him with the band at the following venues: Nov 7 – Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza Nov 8 – Minneapolis,...

New Albums

Freddie Washington: In The Moment

We have discovered another bass gem for those of you looking for smooth jazz and a strong groove. Bassist Freddie Washington released In the Moment this June, his solo debut featuring a collection of groove songs mixing jazz, pop, R&B and gospel. Known as “Ready” Freddie Washington, he has played with Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and...