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Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon
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Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and meet up with bassists Will...

Phil Collins, with Leland Sklar: Sussudio, Live 1990
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Phil Collins, with Leland Sklar: Sussudio, Live 1990

We’re celebrating Leland Sklar‘s birthday today with a throwback to his 1990 tour with Phil Collins. This clip from Knebworth has the band digging in on “Sussudio” in front of close to 120,000 fans, and you can tell Sklar is getting into it. The session ace gave us the scoop on this bass line during our Stories Behind the Songs...

Stories Behind the Songs: Leland Sklar
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: Leland Sklar

With over 2,500 albums under his belt, Leland Sklar is more than a seasoned pro. He’s a legend. A staple of L.A. studio scene, Sklar put his stamp on music of all genres for over four decades with artists like James Taylor, Reba McEntire, Billy Cobham, Phil Collins, and more. The bassist is lovingly referred to as the “King of...

JoStLe Live: Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey and Jonas Hellborg
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JoStLe Live: Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey and Jonas Hellborg

During the 2012 Musikmesse show, bassists Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey and Jonas Hellborg took the stage, along with drummer Chester Thompson. Bass awesomeness ensued. The song was written by Sklar and Bailey, who hadn’t named it yet (maybe you can suggest a name in the comments for them).

Cobham/Duke Band: Stratus
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Cobham/Duke Band: Stratus

Here’s a great live performance of Billy Cobham’s tune “Stratus”, by the Billy Cobham-George Duke Band. The performance took place at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1998. Stefan Rademacher is on bass, with Cobham on drums, Duke on keys and Carl Orr on guitar. The tune was originally recorded on Cobham’s debut solo effort, Spectrum, in 1973, featuring Lee Sklar...