Steve Di Giorgio’s bass playing always blows me away. The six-string fretless always drives whatever song he’s playing. Case in point: he’s just shared a new playthrough for the song “The Curtain Will Rise” from the band Gone in April.
House of Waters just shared a live performance video from their performance the Bremen Jazz Fest last year. As always, bassist Moto Fukushima and the band bring it!
Technoir is a fresh future soul/electronic band from Italy that has good taste in bass players. They recently released an EP, “AlieNation,” with the song “More Than You Can See.” The track’s thick texture is filled out by bassist Stuart Zender.
Elephant Gym performed in Chicago last month for Audiotree Live. The band is described as “an instrumental math/post-rock trio with heavy jazz and classical influences.” Bassist KT Chang’s presence in the band is strong, with some fantastic playing and technique.
I love it when there’s a new video by The Marcus King Band. In this clip, the band performs “Goodbye Carolina,” which is backed by bassist Stephen Campbell. The tune starts out soft and sweet before the band kicks things into a nice groove.
This band is the definition of pocket. Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, featuring bassist Sharay Reed, lay it down in this clip of them performing the classic Marvin Gaye hit, “Inner City Blues.”
Will Lee recently posted this video on Facebook, and I’m glad he did. The former Late Show bassist sings and dishes out a smooth-as-butter bass line on a classic Toto song, “Georgy Porgy.” Get ready to groove.
Lenny Kravitz hit the stage at the 2019 Lollapalooza Argentina, along with long-time bassist, Gail Ann Dorsey. Gail Ann comes through loud and clear on the driving bass line, with her always great backup vocals in the mix.
Back in January, I discovered (late) that Edie Brickell and New Bohemians had a new album out. I immediately bought the LP and spin it regularly. I especially love the work of bassist Brad Houser on the album. Here’s another clip from their appearance at the WFUV studios, and another song from their album, “Rocket.”
Andrea Balasso shared another video of him playing music from his album, “Time To Leave,” and we’re really digging this one. “Settembre Ottobre” features some funky playing by Andrea on fretless, as well as a beautiful solo.