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

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...

Groove – Episode #3: Leland Sklar
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #3: Leland Sklar

“Who is that bass player with the long beard?” That was my initial reaction when I first saw the video for Phil Collins’ smash hit, “Sussudio”, in 1985. I did not know Leland Sklar’s pedigree as a bass player before that (and, what happened after is a journey of impressive artists and songs that continues to expand to this day...

Judith Owen Releases “Ebb & Flow” with Leland Sklar
New Albums

Judith Owen Releases “Ebb & Flow” with Leland Sklar

Judith Owen’s latest album, , evokes the sounds of 1970’s singer-songwriter troubadours, so it’s just fitting that bass legend Leland Sklar, who played on James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” Jackson Browne’s “The Pretender” and countless other hits, is providing the low end on the record. Owen, a jazz-rock singer and her band, which also includes superstar sidemen Russ Kunkel...

Judith Owen and Leland Sklar Announce Free Tour
Concerts & Tours

Judith Owen and Leland Sklar Announce Free Tour

What’s better than seeing legendary bassist Leland Sklar perform with a super talented songwriter? How about seeing them for free? Sklar will be joining singer/songwriter Judith Owen on her upcoming “Ebb & Flow” tour across the United States. Each show on the duo’s tour will be free, with a suggestion that if you’d like to support the tour, you do...

Studio Jams with Leland Sklar: Cissy Strut
Bass Videos

Studio Jams with Leland Sklar: Cissy Strut

Leland Sklar recently took part in an episode of Studio Jams, an online series that brings together different legendary musicians to jam on songs and see what happens. The rest of the band includes saxophonist Najee, guitarist Joe Jewell, drummer Rayford Griffin and David Garfield on keyboards. The group decided to jam out the classic Meters song, “Cissy Strut.” “These...

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...

New Albums

Carole King and James Taylor Release Features Leland Sklar

Carole King and James Taylor have recently released a live CD/DVD combo album, Live At The Troubadour. The 2007 performance was part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the venue, but also marked 36 years since King and Taylor played at the Troubadour together. “The Troubadour in 1971 wasn’t the beginning, but it was a big step into the light...