Petros Klampanis and his trio may be all quarantined at their own homes, but that doesn’t stop the music. The bassist, pianist Kristjan Randalu, and percussionist Bodek Janke worked remotely to record the new song, “No Becomes Yes.”
Viaceslav Svedov is back! He said this he hasn’t posted a video since 2015, and we’ve missed him. In this new video, he broke out his Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” bass to perform what he calls “Nasty Funk.”
Mai Leisz has just released a fantastic new single called “Skies Above Salkantay,” which features guitarist Mike Landau, drummer Gary Novak, and her husband Greg Leisz on pedal steel and guitar. The track is accompanied by a beautiful music video.
A few days ago, Vulfpeck shared the exciting news that they have a new album coming out. Here’s a preview of “Vulf Vault 001: Antwaun Stanley,” with the tune “3 on E.”
Christian Fabian has been helping to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Marleaux Bass Guitars with a series of videos using their Contra model. For the effort, he put together a trio featuring organist Ron Oswanski and drum legend Bernard Purdie.
I love it when bassists share their inspiration – the players and lines that stick out to them over their lives. Pitchfork posted this incredible video with Thundercat, who breaks down some of his favorite lines and players (and more).
I’m really digging the Zildjian LIVE! series. Cody Wright shared this video on Facebook yesterday, which features him as a special guest along with Ghost-Note. To make things even cooler, Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. is also on bass.
On the bright side of the world being on lockdown, many of our favorite bassists are able to take the time to create videos. That includes session ace Guy Pratt. He’s kicked off a new series he’s calling “Lockdown Licks.”
We’re all dealing with the effects of self-isolation, even our bass heroes. John Patitucci just shared this new solo bass song, “Peace At Home,” which he just wrote during our current pandemic.
Tim Lefebvre shared this clip of his last performance in Europe before he had to leave for the States earlier this month. “Don’t Be Scared” begins with a free jam including otherworldly sounds from Lefebvre. They then kick in to a groove and build in intensity.
Nenad Vasilic has released a new video to accompany the beautiful song “Ti bi hteo pesmom da ti kazem” from his latest album, “Bass Room.” The song is a Serbian ballad of unrequited love.
A few days ago, Jambase shared this video of Prince performing at The Aladdin in Las Vegas. In this clip, Prince and his band - which includes Rhonda Smith on bass (and backing vocals) - perform the Led Zeppelin hit “Whole Lotta Love.”