Dirty Logic is an 11-piece Steely Dan tribute band based in Asheville that does The Dan justice. Here’s a great clip of them performing “The Fez.” Beside his slick lines, check out Jake Wolf’s tone!
Frowin Ickler sent us this video, which pays tribute to Derrick McIntyre, who died after an automobile accident on February 2nd. Here’s his play-through of McIntyre’s masterful bass line on “(Don’t) Give Hate a Chance.”
Zander Zon is back with another impressive solo bass arrangement, and this one takes on the main theme from the popular video game, “Zelda.”
Brad Russell is throwing his hat in the ring with a NPR Tiny Desk audition video, and he sent it our way. Brad does it all in this clip, with live looping, lead bass, and vocals. This is his original tune, “The Righteous Kid.”
Charles Berthoud recently held a bass clinic at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. As his intro, he performed his song “Elevated” for the attendees.
Wojtek Stanisz has a new solo album out. In this video, he’s joined by the Barrels Cello Quartet on “Flahjo,” a stunningly beautiful track from “Szuflandia.”
Divinity Roxx shared this video as her NPR Tiny Desk audition for 2024, and we’re pulling for her. Joined by drummer Granville Mullings, Jr. and guitarist Wes Mingus, Divinity brings some real energy to this submission.
Synth bass lines are common, and many bass players are adding synth bass to their arsenal. However, when you only have a bass guitar, Julia Hofer has some advice on how to mimic a synth bass line on a gig with your bass.
Bonga (vocals, dikanza) is joined by 12 musicians from around the world for this performance of “Mona Ki Ngi Xica,” which can be translated as “My Child, I Have to Leave You.” Alana Alberg is the bassist on the recording.
David Dyson gives us an inside look at the madness that happens behind the scenes at the Smooth Jazz Cruise. Here’s an impromptu soundcheck jam with Dyson, Marcus Miller, Munyungo Jackson, and Peter White.
YYNOT dropped another video from the Bubba Bash 2024 show, and this is a great one. Joined by Frank Bello on bass, here’s the band tearing through Rush’s “Anthem.”
We’re getting more insight into the behind-the-scenes work of Ellen Alaverdyan in this new video she just dropped. Working with her dad, Hovak, Ellen uses backing tracks on YouTube to construct bass lines on the fly.