Louis Johnson was one of the most dynamic bassists of all time. Here’s a great clip of him performing “Silly Fightin'” with the George Duke Band in Tokyo during a 1983 concert - complete with a killer bass solo.
We’re gearing up for the 2020 NAMM Show and looking back at some of the cool videos from past shows. In this clip, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter performs Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” with Nathan East, live at the 2016 TEC Awards.
Scary Pockets just shared a new video for their Scary Goldings project with organist Larry Goldings, in support of their new record, “The Ego Trap.” In this clip, Sam Wilkes handles the bass part. This one grooves!
This is a tradition we love! This year, it almost didn’t happen, but Steve Bailey came through with a video for us to share, with Ron Carter, Justin Chancellor, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Janek Gwizdala, and Freddie Washington.
Theo Katzman is gearing up to release his next album, “Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe.” He’s just released another track, “Like A Woman Scorned,” featuring his Vulfpeck bandmate Joe Dart on bass.
Here’s another great clip from Simon Phillips’ Little Big Beat Studios sessions, featuring Ernest Tibbs, Greg Howe, and Otmaro Ruiz. “Phantom Voyage” is one chill tune from the drummer’s “Protocol 4” project.
Michele della Malva is helping us get into the holiday mood with a video he just shared with us. Check out this performance he named “Jingle Funkin’ Bells” (with a little bit of "The Chicken" thrown in).
Relix just shared an epic clip of Gov’t Mule with Gregg Allman, Trey Anastasio, and Derek Trucks performing “Soulshine” at The Jammys in 2002. Gov’t Mule’s bassist Andy Hess was on the set, though the camera operators did their usual thing.
Adam Ben Ezra has released the second single from his upcoming album, “Hide and Seek.” “Deeply inspired by Richard Bona and other African music elements,” here’s the tune “Tumbada.”
Our good friend Julie Slick shared a fantastic (and beautifully shot) new video by her band, Echotest. The tune, “The Drift,” is from the band’s second album, “Le Fil Rouge.”
Olivier Babaz just released a new album called “Fragments.” “C.lymao” features Babaz rocking the double bass and kalimba at the same time with percussionist Patrick Graham similarly managing several instruments.
If you have some time on your hands today, you’re in luck. Joe Dart made an appearance at Berklee for a bass clinic, and we now can watch the full event. Joe talks about Vulfpeck, music, playing with drummers, and plays throughout.