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Groove – Episode #59: Petros Klampanis
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #59: Petros Klampanis

Petros Klampanis is a very melodic bass player with incredible intonation. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation...

Petros Klampanis Returns with “Irrationalities”
New Albums

Petros Klampanis Returns with “Irrationalities”

Petros Klampanis has released a new album, “Irrationalities,” that puts the bassist in a new texture for his original compositions. Known for his lush string arrangements, Klampanis opted to make a trio recording.

Petros Klampanis: Pes Mou Mia Lexi
Bass Videos

Petros Klampanis: Pes Mou Mia Lexi

Double bassist Petros Klampanis is back with another groove with a view. “Pes Mou Mia Lexi” is the third video in his Rooftop Story series. This time he’s above the bustling streets of Havana, Cuba. “I have always been fascinated by the music and culture of this part of the world. The way that Western and African civilizations merge in...

Petros Klampanis: Alfonsina Y El Mar
Bass Videos

Petros Klampanis: Alfonsina Y El Mar

Last year we premiered the first Rooftop Stories series video by Petros Klampanis, and now we’re featuring the second installment. The video for “Alfonsina Y El Mar” starts with the precarious situation of getting a double bass onto a rooftop, but then it’s nothing but gorgeous views and music. “This is the second Rooftop Story, shot in East London. We...

Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis “Footprints”
Bass Videos

Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis “Footprints”

We’re proud to premiere the first video in bassist Petros Klampanis’s new Rooftop Stories series with this awesome version of Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints”. “Rooftops and music – music and rooftops. There’s nothing not to love with that combination, plus having a sky full of stars makes is even more unique,” Klampanis writes. “?llow me to share the first part of...

Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis’s “Shades of Magenta”
Bass Videos

Video Premiere: Petros Klampanis’s “Shades of Magenta”

Today we’re proud to premiere a video for the song “Shades of Magenta” by bassist Petros Klampanis. This beautiful piece of music is a live recording from his latest album, , out now on Motema Music. “‘Shades of Magenta’ is about happiness,” the bassist writes. “We tend to forget how to appreciate small everyday things and this state of mind...

Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests

Snarky Puppy has announced an extensive tour of Europe that will take the band across the continent from April to June. The band, led by bassist Michael League, will kick things off in Budapest, Hungary on April 20th and eventually wrap things up on June 7th in Eindhoven, Netherlands. They’ll be joined by several of their fellow GroundUp label mates...

B’ANG Duet: Teen Town
Bass Videos

B’ANG Duet: Teen Town

The B’ANG Duet, comprised of double bass monsters Petros Klampanis and Or Bareket, have unleashed their second offering with their take on the classic Jaco Pastorius song “Teen Town”. It’s already a feat to play the blistering melody on upright, but the two bassists make it look easy while using a shaker and loop pedal to fill out the whole...

B’ANG Duet: Whisper Not
Bass Videos

B’ANG Duet: Whisper Not

We love it when bassists get together to make music. Double bassists Petros Klampanis and Or Bareket teamed up to form the B’ANG Duet (aka the Bass Hang Duet), and it’s a perfect reason why bassists should band together. “B’ANG first appeared at the 2015 International Bass Society Convention in Colorado and received enthusiastic reaction,” they write. “The Duet continues...

Petros Klampanis: Blue Cave
Bass Videos

Petros Klampanis: Blue Cave

Here’s another great example of how versatile the double bass is as an instrument. Greek bassist Petros Klampanis paints a vivid picture with his bass on “Blue Cave,” a song inspired by an area on his home island of Zakynthos. Utilizing looping and effects, Klampanis builds a haunting and beautiful backdrop to build a melody and solo over. You can...