Mike Matthews sent us a video simply (and correctly) entitled “Scott Ambush Amazing Bass Solo.” After a little digging, we found the full video, which is taken from a Spyro Gyra performance at Jazz In Marciac back in 2014.
I really dig this new episode of Lace Cadence’s “Overnight Afrobeats” for KEXP at Home. It was also my introduction to Cosmic Collective. In this clip, Lace interviews the band, who performs a funky 5-song set.
Today we are coming at you with a fresh upload from DMV legend, David Dyson! Here he is at rehearsal for the Berks Jazz Fest with Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright. David is so locked in!
Scary Pockets shared this one back in June, and we loved it. The band – with Hagar Ben Ari once again sitting in the bass chair – joined up with guitarist Oz Noy to play Oz’s tune, “Noy Problem”.
Mitch Gallagher at Sweetwater is back again with more bass goodness. I’m loving all of the fresh content they have been dropping. In this clip, Mitch sits down with Victor Wooten for a nice chat about developing your musicianship.
It has been a while since we’ve seen a video by Zander Zon, but he’s back. In this clip, Zander performs his solo bass take on “Wellerman” on his 5-string Dingwall.
Cameo was one of the funkiest bands of the day. In 1980, “Cameosis” set the world on fire. Here’s a great clip of the band performing on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert in 1980, with Aaron Mills killing it on bass.
It is always a good day when a new Leonid & Friends video drops. Here’s Leonid Vorobyev and the band performing Earth, Wind & Fire’s “After The Love Has Gone”.
We are back with the rock classic - and an isolated bass and drums track. Roger Taylor locks in the rhythm tracks and John Deacon lays it down with the Musicman Bass on “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.
Cory Wong and Dirty Loops have teamed up for a new album, which is releasing later this year. Here’s “Follow the Light”, the first cut from “Turbo”. As always, Henrik Linder showcases his amazing skills on this track and even takes a solo.
The ARP Odyssey and Minimoog are legendary tools for synth bass. In this video, we hear a nice comparison between the two, and from the first few notes, we can hear what makes each synth special.
One of the albums to really get me into jazz was the Oscar Peterson Trio’s “We Get Requests”. Ray Brown’s playing on that record is outstanding, especially his feature on “You Look Good To Me”. Here’s a live version of the song, recorded in 1965.