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  • Mike Stern: Tipatina’s (Live, 2011)

    Mike Stern: Tipatina’s (Live, 2011)

    Mike Stern and his band took the stage at Jazz à Vienne in 2011, along with guest Didier Lockwood on violin. Here they are performing “Tipatina’s,” which appeared on Stern’s 1999 album, Play. Bassist Tom Kennedy plays a fierce bass line throughout, with Dave Weckl on drums. »

  • Mike Stern Band: KT

    Mike Stern Band: KT

    The Mike Stern Band always seems to feature an impressive lineup, and this one is no exception. In this clip, the band performs “KT” at the Blue Note Milano on November 4th, 2015. The group this time features Stern on guitar, Janek Gwizdala on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet and Steve Smith on drums. »

  • Mike Stern Band with Tom Kennedy: Wishing Well

    Mike Stern Band with Tom Kennedy: Wishing Well

    I remember watching the Mike Stern Band’s when it came out, and while the entire concert is excellent, Stern’s “Wishing Well” really caught my attention. Stern is joined on this concert by bassist Tom Kennedy, saxophonist Bob Franceschini and drummer Dave Weckl. I was lucky to see this exact lineup in one of many of... »

  • A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”

    A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”

    Guitarist Mike Stern’s new record All Over the Place features a veritable smorgasbord of bass talent: Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey. Like a kid in the rhythm section candy shop, Stern audibly delights in playing with these guys. Further, the quality of Stern’s... »

  • Mike Stern Group: Chromazon, with Lincoln Goines

    Check out this 20 year old (!) video of the Mike Stern Group performing live in New York City in 1990. The line up includes Lincoln Goines on bass, Dennis Chambers on drums, Bob Berg on sax and Stern on guitar. Part 1: And Part 2: »

  • Jeff Andrews Live Bass Solo with the Mike Stern Band

    Here’s a video from the 1994 “Heineken Jazzaldia” event in Spain featuring Jeff Andrews taking a solo with the Mike Stern Band. »

  • Wing and a Prayer: Jeff Andrews live bass solo

    Wing and a Prayer: Jeff Andrews live bass solo

    Here’s a nice Sunday afternoon video, featuring bassist Jeff Andrews and the Mike Stern Trio in 1995. The tune is “Wing and a Prayer”. »

  • Bunny Brunel reissue: For You To Play

    Bunny Brunel‘s 1994 release, For You To Play, featuring eight original compositions. The album’s line up includes Mike Stern on guitar, Billy Childs on keyboards, Terri Lyne Carrington and Cliff Almond on drums, and a guest appearance by bassist Kyle Eastwood (on “One for Clint”). For You To Play track list: 1. New Blues 2.... »

  • Mike Stern: Big Neighborhood

    Jambase has the scoop on Mike Stern’s new album, Big Neighborhood, coming out on August 11, 2009. Stern’s track record for assembling a great line up of musicians continues with this release, and Big Neighborhood hosts a big lineup: Bassists: Richard Bona, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Minh Doky and Lincoln Goines Guitarists: Steve Vai and Eric... »