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McSim 3 Live: Linley Marthe Bass Solo
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McSim 3 Live: Linley Marthe Bass Solo

Maxime Lenssens shared this video with just a simple note: “Mind blowing solo with ‘McSim 3’.” The mind blowing solo is by bassist Linley Marthe, who is joined by Jozef Dumoulin on keys and Lenssens on drums in this November, 2015 performance in Brussels.

Island Jazz, Featuring Linley Marthe, Released Debut Album
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Island Jazz, Featuring Linley Marthe, Released Debut Album

Linley Marthe, the bass virtuoso from Mauritius, has teamed up with vocalist Monika Njava in the new world music/jazz hybrid group, Island Jazz, which has released its . Njava sings in English and several dialects of Malagasy, the language of her home country, Madagascar, which lies west of the island of Maruitius — the birthplace of the now Paris-based Marthe,...

Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Tower of Silence
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Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Tower of Silence

Former Weather Report and Zawinul Syndicate percussionist Manolo Badrena recommended this video some time ago, and we forgot about it until today. This is the Syndicate lineup featuring bassist Linley Marthe, performing “Tower of Silence”. It starts out with just keyboards, then guitar and voice before the band kicks in (around the 3 minute mark). And boy do they kick...

Marthe/Viccaro/Privat Project: “Pa Pè”
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Marthe/Viccaro/Privat Project: “Pa Pè”

Linley Marthe is a monster. Want proof? Check out this video of his project with drummer Nicolas Viccaro and pianist Grégory Privat playing the tune “Pa Pè” at La Note Bleue Jazz Club in Monaco. The tune takes a turn at the 5:54 mark when the trio kicks into a half-time groove and Marthe begins a funky envelope-laden solo.

Linley Marthe: Live at bass’ndrumfestival (2008)
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Linley Marthe: Live at bass’ndrumfestival (2008)

Here’s bassist Linley Marthe, doing some impressive soloing at the 2008 bass’ndrumfestival. Marthe made his mark as the bassist for the late great Joe Zawinul, which means he’s among an elite group.

Bass Day 2007: Linley Marthe Live
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Bass Day 2007: Linley Marthe Live

Artie Rodriguez shared this video with us, saying “Amazing technique AND killer groove.” This is Linley Marthe doing his thing at Bass Day 2007. Alexey Samarin is on keys, Vartan Babayan on percussion and Petr Ivshin on drums.

Bass Jam: Matthew Garrison, Darryl Jones, Mike Pope, Linley Marthe and Pippo Matino (2004)
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Bass Jam: Matthew Garrison, Darryl Jones, Mike Pope, Linley Marthe and Pippo Matino (2004)

For the final session of Euro Bass 2004, bassists Matthew Garrison, Darryl Jones, Mike Pope, Linley Marthe and Pippo Matino took the stage, with drummer Claudio Romano for this bass-powered performance. Marthe’s solo at the beginning is the bomb.

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Absolute Zawinul

The last formal studio recording made by Joe Zawinul has been released. Absolute Zawinul, a project initiated by Kristjan Järvi, who collaborated with Zawinul on the project, was recorded in New York during the winter of 2006-2007, and released in Europe last November. The CD is now available in the U.S. The recording includes several members of the Zawinul Syndicate,...

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Linley Marthe: Solo at New Morning

Here we’ve got a great solo by Linley Marthe, during a performance with The Zawinul Syndicate at New Morning in Paris. You can also catch Marthe playing on Hadrien Feraud’s solo album.

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Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Fast City

Right up until the end of his life, Joe Zawinul could still bring it (and pick bass players). Check out the Zawinul Syndicate’s version of Weather Report’s “Fast City”, a tune originally recorded for the Jaco Pastorius-era Night Passage album. Bassist Linley Marthe is a monster on this one. This clip comes from the Syndicate’s “75th” DVD. I was lucky...