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  • Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey Working On New “Bass Extremes” Album

    Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey Working On New “Bass Extremes” Album

    Good news for bass extremists: Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are recording a new “Bass Extremes” album. Wooten let the news slip during the intro to a video about a new limited edition silk screen poster. The duo will once again be joined by drummer Gregg Bissonette. Hear the announcement and check out the cool... »

  • Taylor Lee Releases “Lightning Man”

    Taylor Lee Releases “Lightning Man”

    Bassist Taylor Lee has released his debut solo album entitled Lightning Man, and it’s a star-studded event. Lee, who has worked with artists like the Jeff Sipe Trio and Bela Fleck, tapped guitarist Mike Seal and drummer Michael D’Angelo for the rhythm section with several special guest bassists. “’Lightning Man’ features several world-class bassists including... »

  • Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah

    Berklee Bass Department: Deck The Hanukkah

    It’s time for one of our favorite holiday traditions again. Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department have once again sent us a video for the season, and it’s another great one. This year’s track is a mashup entitled “Deck the Hanukkah” that features Bailey, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and Aaron... »

  • Groove – Episode #35: Steve Bailey

    Groove – Episode #35: Steve Bailey

    Here’s a little known personal fact about me: Steve Bailey’s 2007 album, So Low… Solo, is one my favorite instrumental music discs of all time. Beyond his stunning mastery of the six-string fretless bass, the composition and arrangements on this album are captivating. It’s still on high rotation in my weekly playlist. With that, Steve... »

  • Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    Berklee Bass Department: Little Drummer Boy

    One of our favorite holiday traditions is getting a holiday video from Steve Bailey and the Berklee Bass Department. This year, Steve, and fellow Berklee bass faculty Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, James Genus and Lincoln Goines put together this terrific arrangement of “Little Drummer Boy”. The bassists dedicate this year’s video to the late Victor... »

  • Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Today is Christian McBride‘s birthday, and he’s giving us a gift. In this video, Christian plays (with Berklee Bass Chair Steve Bailey) and shares some tips on intonation during a clinic. Happy birthday, Christian! »

  • Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration

    Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration

    Registration is now open for Victor Wooten’s 2016 Music and Nature Camps. This season includes five main programs at Wooten Woods outside of Nashville, Tennessee plus three additional programs that branch out the educational offerings. VixCamps kicks off with the original Bass/Nature Camp from July 18th to the 24th. “Following the outline set in motion... »

  • Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

    Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten,... »

  • Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

    Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

    Back in September, Berklee held their Beantown Jazz Festival. Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Derico Watson took the stage, and thankfully, they recorded it. »

  • John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    Steve Bailey has a great tradition of spreading holiday cheer. He gathers his fellow bassists for a winter summit at Berklee College of Music, where he heads the bass department, and puts together star-studded arrangements of carols. This year the group includes heavyweights John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Bailey playing a reggae/swing/funk version... »