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Kickback with Nate Watts

Kickback with Nate Watts

Nate Watts is definitely a legend in the game. In this clip, Nate sits down with Hartke for an in-depth interview. There are tons of gems and cool stories in this one!

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Marcus Miller: Billboard Live Tokyo Show Warmup

Marcus Miller: Billboard Live Tokyo Show Warmup

We can’t get enough of Marcus Miller. He truly is the total package. In this 2012 clip, Marcus is seen here warming up before a performance in Japan. I’ve always wanted to know what Marcus plays to warm up, and this is perfect.

Scary Pockets: Thinking Out Loud

Scary Pockets: Thinking Out Loud

Scary Pockets are back with another fantastic cover. In this one, the band includes guest vocalist Ty Taylor and MonoNeon laying down the funky lines. Here’s their take on Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”.

Federico Malaman and Joe Dart: Dean Town (Live)

Federico Malaman and Joe Dart: Dean Town (Live)

Until now, we’ve only seen a fan-shot video of this master class performance at the 2018 Sligo Jazz. Federico Malaman shared this version of his performance of the Vulfpeck hit “Dean Town”, with Joe Dart.

Brian Culbertson: “Heroes Of The Dawn” Behind the Scenes (with Jimmy Haslip)

Brian Culbertson: “Heroes Of The Dawn” Behind the Scenes (with Jimmy Haslip)

I always love these behind-the-scenes videos in the studio. In this one, we see pianist Brian Culbertson in the studio with The Yellowjackets rhythm section: Will Kennedy and Jimmy Haslip. This clip is a clinic on drums and bass locking in the pocket.

Bruno Mars: Jamareo Artis’s Isolated Bass on “Uptown Funk”

Bruno Mars: Jamareo Artis’s Isolated Bass on “Uptown Funk”

“Uptown Funk” is one of those songs that gets you moving. That groove is infectious. Here is the isolated bass on the track. Jamareo “Jam” Artis has been one of my favorites since 2009, so this is a treat for me!

Julia Hofer: Top 5 Carol Kaye Bass Lines

Julia Hofer: Top 5 Carol Kaye Bass Lines

After recently discovering the video series featuring Julia Hofer, I’ve been checking out a lot of the entries. In this one, Julia picked her favorite bass lines from Carol Kaye’s massive catalog and played along to the tracks.

Larry Graham: The Origins of Thumping, Plucking… and Bass History

Larry Graham: The Origins of Thumping, Plucking… and Bass History

We can all agree that Larry Graham might be the baddest thumper of all time. In this clip from 1980, he gives us a bit of bass history. Larry breaks it down with a live drummer and the funk doesn’t let up!

KC Meets NY with Craig Akin: Watermelon Man

KC Meets NY with Craig Akin: Watermelon Man

Craig Akin is making the most of this continued quarantine time with a project he calls “KC Meets NY”. Akin teamed up with Brandon Draper on drums and Sean Nowell on EMEO to record a fantastic cover of Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man”.

BrownMark’s Battle of the Basses: “777 9311” vs “Square Biz”

BrownMark’s Battle of the Basses: “777 9311” vs “Square Biz”

BrownMark has been killing it with his Rumble Bass vs. Slap Bass series on YouTube. This clip is so funky, I couldn’t keep it to myself. In the video, BrownMark put the funk classics “777-9311” and “Square Biz” in the skillet.

Pete O’Neill: “Untitled” Solo Bass Composition

Pete O’Neill: “Untitled” Solo Bass Composition

Our friend Pete O’Neill sent us his latest video, and it has a great story. Pete pulled the frets from his Ibanez AEB-10 and wrote a tribute song for it.

George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends

George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends

Marcus Miller with an all-star cast of musicians? YES, PLEASE!! Marcus has teamed up with the Smooth Jazz Cruise to bring the “Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends” concert series. In this video, they jam with the legendary George Benson.