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  • Richard Bona: Live Bass Solo

    Richard Bona: Live Bass Solo

    Here’s a great clip of Richard Bona performing a live bass solo. So tasty. I love saxophonist Stefano di Battista’s reaction to his playing throughout. »

  • Markbass Announces New York 122 Ninja Richard Bona Signature Bass Cabinet

    Markbass Announces New York 122 Ninja Richard Bona Signature Bass Cabinet

    Markbass and Richard Bona have teamed up again to release the New York 122 Ninja Richard Bona Signature bass cabinet. Featuring a pair of 12-inch custom speakers and a new 1.25-inch compression driver, the cab is rated at 800 watts RMS for medium or large gigs. It differs from the company’s existing New York 122... »

  • Richard Bona and MonoNeon: Engingilaye

    Richard Bona and MonoNeon: Engingilaye

    One of the best parts about social media is the spread of great art and inspiration. Bassist Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has a knack for harnessing that inspiration into new creations by taking existing videos and adding his own bass line to them to put a new spin or idea on the original. Here’s a great... »

  • Bass Players to Know: Richard Bona

    Bass Players to Know: Richard Bona

    While the past few Bass Players to Know columns have focused on blues, rock, and soul of the US and UK, it’s about time we discover what the rest of the world has to offer. Whenever I think about “world music,” or the sounds, styles, and instruments of different cultures, I frequently stumble upon records... »

  • Richard Bona: Live at Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014

    Richard Bona: Live at Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014

    We’re celebrating the birthday of Richard Bona today at No Treble HQ, and this video is just perfect for it. So upbeat, so impressive… and like everything Mr. Bona does – so musical. Enjoy this live performance, filmed during the 2014 Safaricom International Jazz Festival. Happy birthday, Richard! »

  • Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Back in October, we shared an incredible video with Richard Bona and Raul Midón performing “Don’t Take It That Way“. Here they are again, performing “Good Times”. Good times indeed. »

  • New Steps Ahead: “Wishing Well”, with Richard Bona

    New Steps Ahead: “Wishing Well”, with Richard Bona

    What Richard Bona can do with a bass is pretty much supernatural. Here’s New Steps Ahead performing one of the Mike Stern’s tunes, “Wishing Well”, which features the Stern and Bona prominently before the rest of the band kicks in. That band also includes Mike Mainieri on vibes, Bill Evans on sax and Steve Smith... »

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  • Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”, Live

    Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”, Live

    In honor of Richard Bona’s birthday today, here’s a fun live performance with Richard laying down a sweet groove on the Raul Midón tune, “Don’t Take It That Way”. The performance was filmed at Jazz in Marciac in 2011. Happy birthday, Mr. Bona! Here’s to many, many more years of great music. »

  • Richard Bona: Songs from The Ten Shades of Blues

    Richard Bona: Songs from The Ten Shades of Blues

    Richard Bona is far and away one of the greatest living bassists… and more than that, he’s the epitome of the total musician. Here’s Richard with his band performing songs from his album, The Ten Shades of Blues in October, 2009. Enjoy. »

  • Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian

    Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian

    Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian It has been a while since we’ve featured a video by Richard Bona. Time to fix that. Here’s Bona and his group performing at the San Sebastián International Jazz Festival in 2006. I think my favorite part comes just past the 10 minute mark. This one is fun.... »