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Steely Dan: Late Show Performance (1995)

Steely Dan: Late Show Performance (1995)

On October 20, 1995, Steely Dan appeared on The Late Show. Here’s a great video by Don Giller with all the music from that episode. In the second part, you can see the band performing “Josie,” with Tom Barney on bass and Peter Erskine on drums.

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Jan Rivera with Jordan Rudess, Marco Minnemann, and Mohini Dey: Can’t Fight Who You Are

Jan Rivera with Jordan Rudess, Marco Minnemann, and Mohini Dey: Can’t Fight Who You Are

“Existential Paranoia” may be the debut LP from progressive guitarist Jan Rivera, but it’s far from a novice effort. In this clip, he’s joined by Jordan Rudess, Marco Minnemann, and Mohini Dey for “Can’t Fight Who You Are.”

Juna’s Session: Hang Up Your Hang Ups

Juna’s Session: Hang Up Your Hang Ups

Juna Serita recently shared a video from Juna’s Session, and it is funky. Her band takes on the Herbie Hancock tune, “Hang Up Your Hang Ups.”

YYNOT: What You’re Doing (Live at the Coach House)

YYNOT: What You’re Doing (Live at the Coach House)

YYNOT took the stage at the Coach House and rocked the house. In this clip from the show, the band performs Rush’s “What You’re Doing.” The mix is absolutely incredible, and Tim Starace is coming through loud and clear.

Fleetwood Mac: You Make Loving Fun

Fleetwood Mac: You Make Loving Fun

Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is the first record I remember loving, and my favorite tracks were the ones Christine McVie wrote. I was devastated to hear of her passing on Wednesday. Here’s the band in 1977 performing McVie’s “You Make Loving Fun.”

Jaco Pastorius Quintet: Invitation (1981)

Jaco Pastorius Quintet: Invitation (1981)

We can always count on Rick Suchow to deliver the goods. In honor of Jaco Pastorius’s birthday today, Rick has made available a clip he recorded of Jaco’s quintet performing “Invitation” at Seventh Avenue South in April 1981. The lineup included Michael Brecker and Peter Erskine.

Brandon Shaw: 8 Funky Bass Lines to Impress at Soundcheck

Brandon Shaw: 8 Funky Bass Lines to Impress at Soundcheck

Brandon Shaw has a cool YouTube channel called Digging The Greats, and he just shared a fun video for bassists. He plays through eight songs that make for good lines for soundcheck, including deeper cuts.

Biréli Lagrène: So What (Electric Bass Jazz improvisation)

Biréli Lagrène: So What (Electric Bass Jazz improvisation)

Back in the 80s, I listened to a lot of Biréli Lagrène’s music. I was always blown away by his guitar skills and learned years later that he has some serious chops on bass too. Here’s a clip with Lagrène improvising to “So What” on bass.

Charles Berthoud: Master of Puppets (Slap Bass)

Charles Berthoud: Master of Puppets (Slap Bass)

Charles Berthoud is back with a new jaw-dropping video, and in this one, he turned “Master of Puppets” into a solo slap solo.

Lake Street Dive: Automatic (Live from The Sultan Room)

Lake Street Dive: Automatic (Live from The Sultan Room)

Lake Street Dive dropped another video from their “Live from The Sultan Room” series, and this time, the band grooves to The Pointer Sisters’ “Automatic.” As always, Bridget Kearney impresses with some funky bass work and backing vocals.

Vulfpeck: Sauna

Vulfpeck: Sauna

Vulfpeck announced that a new full-length album is coming and released their first single. “Sauna” was co-written by Woody Goss and Jack Stratton and features Joe Dart, Cory Wong, Joey Dosik, Theo Katzman, and Antwaun Stanley.

Eduardo Kusdra: Rio

Eduardo Kusdra: Rio

No Treble reader Eduardo Kusdra sent us another one of his terrific all-bass arrangement videos. This time around, he’s taking on Duran Duran’s hit, “Rio.”