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Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life, Live with Richard Bona
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Pat Metheny: Bright Size Life, Live with Richard Bona

Here’s some incredible fretless playing by Richard Bona with the Pat Metheny Group in the mid-2000’s. Bona pays his respects to Jaco, who played on the original take, while adding his own flair and chops to the tune.

Richard Bona and Chris Minh Doky Jam Session
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Richard Bona and Chris Minh Doky Jam Session

Here’s an awesome video of Richard Bona and Chris Minh Doky playing jazz duets on electric and upright, respectively. The two powerhouses blow over a blues before tearing into the standard, “There is No Greater Love.”

2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced
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2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival has been announced, and it will be a solid year for bass lovers. A few of the bassists set to perform include Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Christian McBride, Richard Bona and Marcus Miller, who will be performing as part of a tribute to Miles Davis. The fest is...

Richard Bona: Invocation/Te Misea, Live
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Richard Bona: Invocation/Te Misea, Live

Recorded live at the Jazz Voyeur Festival in 2009, Richard Bona performs his tune “Invocation” before the band kicks in on “Te Misea”.

Richard Bona: Dina Lam
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Richard Bona: Dina Lam

In today’s featured video, Richard Bona performs his tune “Dina Lam”, from the 2003 album Munia: The Tale.

Richard Bona Wins Antonio Carlos Jobim Award
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Richard Bona Wins Antonio Carlos Jobim Award

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has honored bassist Richard Bona with the Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, presented on July 1st, 2010. André Ménard, artistic director and co-founder of the Festival, presented Bona with the award at a press conference on the 1st, with Bona performing music from The Ten Shades of Blues the following evening. Bona is the seventh...

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Richard Bona: Te Misea, Live

Here’s Richard Bona, performing his tune, “Te Misea (A Scream To Save The Planet)” live on France 3 TV. The performance took place in March 2008. “Te Misea” is from Bona’s 2001 release, Reverence.

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Hindi Zahra & Richard Bona: Wait in Vain

Today’s video comes from ARTE TV’s “One Shot Not” program, with Hindi Zahra and Richard Bona performing Bob Marley’s “Wait In Vain”. See more on Arte TV’s web site

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Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona live ’96

Here’s a video performance from the 1996 Hamburg Jazz fest, featuring Joe Zawinul’s band with Richard Bona on bass, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, Mokhtar Samba on drums and Abdou Mboup and percussion. Zawinul was promoting his just-released My People album.

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Richard Bona to hold benefit concert in Cameroon

Bassist Richard Bona will give a series of concerts to help raise funds for a pediatric ward in his home country of Cameroon. According to a published report, the fundraising event should allow for the building to begin immediately, with the ward supported by missionaries of the Protestant Church and the Lions Club. Bona’s participation follows a visit by former...

Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona: Carnavalito
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Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona: Carnavalito

The Zawinul Syndicate’s performance at the North Sea Jazz festival in 1997 included Richard Bona on bass, and all of the videos I’ve seen from that performance have been stellar. This live performance of “Carnavalito”, originally recorded on the album, features Zawinul’s Weather Report bandmate Manolo Badrena on percussion and vocals, with newcomers Paco Sery on drums and Gary Poulson...

New Albums

Richard Bona releases “The Ten Shades of Blues”

Richard Bona has a new solo album out, ten years after his first solo release, Scenes From My Life. The Ten Shades of Blues showcases Bona’s diverse and rich musical background, with noticeable touches of jazz, bluegrass, and European pop. This is an album that should defy expectations. One tune in particular, “Shiva Mantra” has an obvious Indian flavor, embedded...