Ever since Tech 21’s Dale Krevens sent us the video of 9-year-old bassist Ellen Alaverdyan playing along to “Tom Sawyer“, I’ve been seeing her show up in a lot of places. Here’s one that flat out grooves.
Tony Levin shared this video on Facebook saying, “Here’s something different: a version of ‘Elephant Talk’ quite unlike the others.” Here’s The Levin Brothers performing their own take on the King Crimson classic live.
Scary Pockets just shared their latest video, which features guests J.E. Sunde and Theo Katzman. Backed by bassist Joe Ayoub, here’s their fantastic performance of “Sunset Strip”.
Miki Santamaria’s Michael Jackson tribute project has been going since 2017. He just shared this live clip from a show in Spain. Here’s the band performing “I Want You Back” and “The Love You Save”, with the camera focused on Miki.
Brittany Frompovich asked Aaron Gibson if he’d do a song for a virtual open mic for her students. His performance was magical.
Here’s a great clip from the Crossroads Festival in 2010, which kicks off with Jeff Beck performing with Rhonda Smith on bass. The video closes out Buddy Guy performing “Five Long Years” with Jonny Lang, Ronnie Wood, and Orlando Wright.
Orlando le Fleming sent us his latest video, which is an amazing rendition of the jazz standard “What’s New?” performed with his group Romantic Funk. Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin joined the band as guest vocalist.
Bassist, producer, and songwriter Joshua Crumbly is gearing up to drop his second full-length solo album, entitled “ForEver”. Today, we’re proud to help premiere the song “C.S.C” from the album.
NPR shared this Tiny Desk (Home) Concert video back in June, and I am digging the sound. Bassist Cedric Martel grooves on this one.
KEXP is always a great source for musical discovery. This one hit my list this morning, with the band Flyying Colours performing “White Knuckles” live for KEXP at Home. Bassist Melanie Barbaro lays down the foundation.
Ismael Alcina sent in his latest video, which is a bass arrangement for Paco de Lucia’s “Casilda”. The song, which was released on the 1987 album “Siroco”, originally had no bass part. Here, Alcina adds a wonderful complementary bass line.
Sax legend Gerald Albright sat in with The Cannonball Band to perform Pee Wee Ellis’s tune, “The Chicken”, as popularized by Jaco Pastorius. Bassist Denson Angulo lays down the groove on his fretless on this one.