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Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles: Love Will Find A Way
Bass Videos

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles: Love Will Find A Way

Sharay Reed is all about groove. Here’s a new live clip by Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, who perform “Love Will Find A Way” at the Resident in celebration of Cory’s birthday.

Groove – Episode #60: Sharay Reed
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #60: Sharay Reed

Sharay Reed is a proficient player on the upright, electric, and synth bass. He’s performed with countless artists, including his current work with Cory Henry. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.

Sharay Reed Joins Cory Henry for “Live in Love” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Sharay Reed Joins Cory Henry for “Live in Love” Tour

Cory Henry is hitting the road this month with his band to support his latest release, “Art of Love,” but fans can expect something even newer. The Funk Apostles is anchored by bassist Sharay Reed.

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles (Featuring B.Slade): Inner City Blues
Bass Videos

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles (Featuring B.Slade): Inner City Blues

This band is the definition of pocket. Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, featuring bassist Sharay Reed, lay it down in this clip of them performing the classic Marvin Gaye hit, “Inner City Blues.”

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

I really dig Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, and I also dig NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. So here’s a double dose of awesome. Even better, the first thing you hear is Sharay Reed, who is putting on a clinic in this clip.

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Staying Alive
Bass Videos

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Staying Alive

This one is all pocket. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles took the stage at Frankfurt Jazz in 2017, with Sharay Reed on bass, and performed their groovy version of the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive.”

Sharay Reed Releases “Be There: A Book of Bass”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Sharay Reed Releases “Be There: A Book of Bass”

Bassist Sharay Reed has self-published a new book called Be There: A Book of Bass. Available in PDF and audiobook formats, the book contains insight into the Chicago-based musician’s style and thoughts on music. “It’s taken me 30 years to learn it and 3 years to write it, but it’s finished and it’s got Bass,” Reed shared on Instagram. “This...

Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo

We often feature solo bass tunes, but this one is a little different. Sharay Reed channels the spirit of James Jamerson by playing a solo bass line to the Marvin Gaye hit “What’s Going On” in this clip from the One Mic show. Reed weaves his own bass line for the song while keeping the groove in the Motown vein....

Sharay Reed, MonoNeon, Federico Malaman, Joe Cleveland and Young Chuck: Bass Cypher
Bass Videos

Sharay Reed, MonoNeon, Federico Malaman, Joe Cleveland and Young Chuck: Bass Cypher

Here’s a great video of a roundtable of bassists Sharay Reed, MonoNeon, Federico Malaman, Joe Cleveland and Young Chuck. The clip is a “cypher”, which the video explains is “anything cyclical. If you’re freestyling, you get down in a cypher (one after the other). Interrupting another man will break that cypher (unless he’s next in line and the dude behind...

Sharay Reed: Groovin’ to Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder
Bass Videos

Sharay Reed: Groovin’ to Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder

If you don’t know bassist Sharay Reed by now, you should definitely check him out (start here, then come back, or vice versa). In this video, Sharay says he was grooving on a couple of songs his dad wanted him to record, the Jackson 5’s “Darling Dear” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her”. Thank you, Sharay’s dad!

Sharay Reed: Chicago Gospel Musician Jam
Bass Videos

Sharay Reed: Chicago Gospel Musician Jam

I stumbled across the video by random chance. And then I watched it about six times in a row. This is Sharay Reed, defining the phrase “laying it down”. I love how the audience reacts to Sharay’s lines too, especially around the 2-minute mark. There’s even guys with basses in the audience!