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Leland Sklar: “Easy Lover” Cover
Bass Videos

Leland Sklar: “Easy Lover” Cover

We've said before: we're so thrilled with Leland Sklar’s Youtube videos over the past few months. Here's one he posted a few days ago after being asked to perform a cover of “Easy Lover” (he had the chart).

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Cruel Twist” Single
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Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Cruel Twist” Single

The Immediate Family has just released “Cruel Twist” as the first single from their upcoming EP, which will be available in October. Leland Sklar delivers a bouncing, bluesy bass line with perfect taste as only he can.

Leland Sklar: Jackson Browne
Bass Videos

Leland Sklar: Jackson Browne

Today is Leland Sklar's birthday, so we wanted to celebrate with one of his many recent videos. In this clip, Lee discusses the music he played with Jackson Browne, and the musicians he played with, including a play-along to “Doctor My Eyes.”

BassCon Online to Feature Leland Sklar, Stuart Hamm, John Patitucci, and Guy Pratt
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BassCon Online to Feature Leland Sklar, Stuart Hamm, John Patitucci, and Guy Pratt

Ove Bosch has announced a new online bass camp called BassCon Online. Bosch, who was the organizer and host of the Warwick Bass Camp, has confirmed four top-shelf bassists for the event: Leland Sklar, Stuart Hamm, John Patitucci, and Guy Pratt.

Leland Sklar: “Stratus” Playthrough and Discussion
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Leland Sklar: “Stratus” Playthrough and Discussion

When Leland Sklar kicked off his new Youtube series late last month, we shared the first one. At the time, I hoped he would eventually get to “Stratus.” Good news: Two days ago, Lee did just that, with a great playalong and great story.

Leland Sklar: “Against All Odds” Playthrough
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Leland Sklar: “Against All Odds” Playthrough

Leland Sklar is making the most of this time of social distancing and giving back to the bass playing community. In this video, the bass legend shows us the bass line on the Phil Collins tune, “Against All Odds.”

Leland Sklar Featured in Upcoming “Immediate Family” Documentary
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Leland Sklar Featured in Upcoming “Immediate Family” Documentary

Twelve years after his hit documentary “The Wrecking Crew,” filmmaker Denny Tedesco is back with a new project on legendary session musicians. The new film is once again named after the group it features: The Immediate Family.

2019 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10 Leland Sklar
2019 Reader Favorites

2019 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10 Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar is no stranger to the annual “Reader Favorite Bassists,” and he makes it once again for 2019. One of the most sought-after bassists on the scene, we featured some exciting news - and some great videos - that landed him on this year's list.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Enter the Studio, Announce Tour Dates
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Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Enter the Studio, Announce Tour Dates

The Immediate Family is a band made up of L.A.’s most sought after session players, including Leland Sklar. The band has announced they’re going into the studio for the own album, and have some tour dates set as well.

James Taylor (with Leland Sklar): How Sweet It Is (1979)
Bass Videos

James Taylor (with Leland Sklar): How Sweet It Is (1979)

I took a trip down memory lane this morning by watching clips from James Taylor’s career. Here is one of my favorites, from a 1979 concert. Leland Sklar performs his wizardry on this version of “How Sweet It Is.”

Phil Collins Announces Still Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour Dates with Leland Sklar
Concerts & Tours

Phil Collins Announces Still Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour Dates with Leland Sklar

Phil Collins has extended his “Not Dead Yet” tour with a new 15-day U.S. run in the fall. The “Still Not Dead Yet, Live!” trek will kick off September 23rd. Collins will be joined by the same backing band as last year, including bassist Leland Sklar.

Warwick Adds Sklar Signature Bass to Teambuilt, Rockbass Lines
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Warwick Adds Sklar Signature Bass to Teambuilt, Rockbass Lines

Warwick has added the Sklar Bass I Signature to their Teambuilt Artist Series as well as their Rockbass line. Developed with session legend Leland Sklar, the semi-hollow bass is a modified version of their Star Bass.