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  • Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Staying Alive

    Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Staying Alive

    This one is all pocket. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles took the stage at Frankfurt Jazz in 2017, with Sharay Reed on bass, and performed their groovy version of the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive.” »

  • Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood

    Rush and Mr. Big: In The Mood

    On Thanksgiving, we reshared this epic clip of Billy Sheehan filling in for Geddy Lee during a soundcheck. Billy shared it on Facebook, and someone shared this video in response. Mr. Big toured with Rush during the Presto tour in 1990. Luckily someone shot this video of the two bands coming together on stage for... »

  • Jacob Banks: Unholy War, Unknown and Chainsmoking

    Jacob Banks: Unholy War, Unknown and Chainsmoking

    Zycopolis TV has one of my favorite Youtube channels. They just shared this awesome video of Jacob Banks performing at Jazz à Sète 2018, featuring three tunes from the vocalist and his band. Michael Hamilton plays some great lines in this clip, and clearly had a lot of fun doing it. »

  • The Marcus King Band: Homesick

    The Marcus King Band: Homesick

    The Marcus King Band visited Paste Studios last week, and their performance of “Homesick” just knocked me out. Stephen Campbell holds it down on this one, with one funky groove. »

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  • Federico Malaman: Afro Fred

    Federico Malaman: Afro Fred

    Federico Malaman has a new album out, and our friends at Bass The World have shared a video for one of the tracks. “Afro Fred” was written by Federico, who had this to say about the tune: “I am a great enthusiast of African rhythms. I like the way it triggers an uncontrollable urge to... »

  • Stanley Clarke: Montreux Jazz Festival 1980 Performance

    Stanley Clarke: Montreux Jazz Festival 1980 Performance

    On July 9, 1980, Stanley Clarke hit the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival along with Simon Philips on drums, Charles Johnson on guitar, and Steve Bach on keys. And the performance was epic. Here’s the complete show: »

  • Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava Live: Maha Ganapathim

    Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava Live: Maha Ganapathim

    This is some seriously great music right here. This clip comes from the World Fusion Concert on Day 7 of the 53rd Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava. Mohini Dey is on bass, along with U Rajesh on mandolin, Bala Bhaskar on violin, Arun Kumar on drums, and Giridhar Udupa on Ghatam. I’m blown away. »

  • Goodfoot: The One

    Goodfoot: The One

    Bassist Huw Foster shared this video on our Facebook Group, saying “My band did a live video. There’s even – don’t say it too loud – a bass solo.” “The One” was recorded live at Cluedup Coffee in London and features plenty of funky goodness. »

  • The Main Squeeze: Only Time

    The Main Squeeze: Only Time

    The Main Squeeze is one of my favorite musical discoveries of the year. Anchored by bassist Rob Walker (AKA Rob Skywalker), here’s their soulful performance of “Only Time.” »

  • Vulfpeck: Darwin Derby

    Vulfpeck: Darwin Derby

    Vulfpeck keeps bringing the funk from their upcoming album, Hill Climber. Here’s the latest, featuring Joe Dart laying it down behind the band, which also includes Antwaun Stanley on vocals. »