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Mac Miller with Thundercat: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Mac Miller with Thundercat: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Last August, Mac Miller visited NPR’s Tiny Desk set, one month before his passing. The three-song set featured one of Mac’s frequent collaborators, Thundercat, on bass. Bassist Joe Cleveland also played on the set.

Sharay Reed, MonoNeon, Federico Malaman, Joe Cleveland and Young Chuck: Bass Cypher
Bass Videos

Sharay Reed, MonoNeon, Federico Malaman, Joe Cleveland and Young Chuck: Bass Cypher

Here’s a great video of a roundtable of bassists Sharay Reed, MonoNeon, Federico Malaman, Joe Cleveland and Young Chuck. The clip is a “cypher”, which the video explains is “anything cyclical. If you’re freestyling, you get down in a cypher (one after the other). Interrupting another man will break that cypher (unless he’s next in line and the dude behind...