The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.
This week on their recurring Zoom bass webinar series, the trio of Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be exploring the topic of extended-range basses. The webinar will include an impressive line-up of several bassists and luthiers.
Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci are continuing their weekly bass hang on July 9th with a session called “L.A. Studio-Shed.” The free Zoom webinar will feature the trio talking with a who’s who of the session scene in Los Angeles.
I’ve been a long time fan of Studio Jams. Here’s episode #69, which was filmed on April 18, 2015. Nathan East, James “Biscuit” Rouse, Gil Parris, and Matt King combine an open jam with “Tutu” in this clip.
Kevin sent me this incredible video from the 2020 Winter NAMM Show. In this clip, Nathan East and Mr. Talkbox take the stage to perform “Daft Funk.”
Nathan East is one busy cat. We featured some incredible videos of Nathan over the course of 2019, as well as the news about him playing on Ringo Starr’s latest album. As a result, Nathan lands at the #4 slot for this year’s list.
We’re gearing up for the 2020 NAMM Show and looking back at some of the cool videos from past shows. In this clip, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter performs Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” with Nathan East, live at the 2016 TEC Awards.
This new video just hit my radar, and I’m glad it did. Here’s The Saab Guitar Project, featuring Douglas Saab, Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Greg Phillinganes performing the tune, “Police.”
Recently, I’ve been on a big Nathan East kick. It started with a live performance of “Can’t Find My Way Home” with Eric Clapton. Here’s a fun clip with Nathan teaming up with Paul Gilbert on a discussion of the blues, and then a great blues jam.
After we shared the video of Lari Basilio performing “Man in the Mirror” in September, I bought the album. In addition to her remarkable playing, Basilio enlisted a killer band featuring Nathan East, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Greg Phillinganes. Check out the title track from “Far More.”
Ringo Starr is a guy that gets by with a little help from his friends. His new album, “What’s My Name,” teams him up once again with his old bandmate Paul McCartney. Nathan East, John Pierce, and Kaveh Rastegar also perform on the record.
In 2015, Eric Clapton celebrated his 70th birthday with a tour. In this clip, recorded at Royal Albert Hall, Nathan East kicks things off with a fantastic intro, before taking on the lead vocals while throwing down some tasty bass lines.