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Shane Cooper: Learn To Levitate
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Shane Cooper: Learn To Levitate

We’re all dealing with the pandemic lockdowns in different ways, and thankfully that’s creating a lot of great music. Shane Cooper sent us his latest video for “Learn To Levitate,” which features some awesome electric bass work amid an ambient groove.

Mabuta: “She” (Live in Cape Town)
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Mabuta: “She” (Live in Cape Town)

South Africa’s Mabuta just dropped a live video for their new song, “She,” and it’s sure to get you grooving. The song kicks off with a chordal bass line by bandleader Shane Cooper before the horns come in with a laid back melody.

Mabuta: Log Out Shut Down
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Mabuta: Log Out Shut Down

Mabuta is a group that mixes jazz with elements of electronica and afro-pop for a fresh sound. Led by bassist Shane Cooper, the band recently hit the studio to make a video for a track from their debut album. Cooper’s tone is on point!

Shane Cooper and Mabuta Release Debut Album, “Welcome To This World”
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Shane Cooper and Mabuta Release Debut Album, “Welcome To This World”

Last year, bassist Shane Cooper launched a new project called Mabuta. The South African band is billed as a jazz quintet, but their mix of jazz, world music, and electronica blend into something that is hard to pin down as one genre. That’s evident by their debut recording, Welcome To This World, which is available now. The Johannesburg-based band consists...

Shane Cooper: Bamako Love Song
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Shane Cooper: Bamako Love Song

West African music has a special place in my heart, so I got excited when I saw this video of Shane Cooper performing his solo double bass song, “Bamako Love Song”. Cooper, who is based in South Africa, was inspired by the city of Bamako, which is the capital of Mali. He pulls from West African rhythms and melodic ideas...