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  • Jeff Berlin on Jaco Pastorius: Harmonics

    Jeff Berlin on Jaco Pastorius: Harmonics

    In my younger years, Jaco Pastorius and Jeff Berlin were two of the titans of bass I looked up to. So it was super cool to spot this video by Jeff talking about Jaco’s use of harmonics. I remember watching Modern Electric Bass back in the ’80s. Jerry Jemmott asked Jaco how he came to... »

  • Vulfpeck: Captain Hook

    Vulfpeck: Captain Hook

    Vulfpeck has just released a video of a tune from their album, Mr Finish Line, and this one is special. In addition to the groovy bass by the one and only Joe Dart, the track also features Bootsy Collins, Baby Theo, and Mushy Kay on vocals. Dig it. »

  • Michele della Malva: Handpan Duet & Bass

    Michele della Malva: Handpan Duet & Bass

    The folks at R-11 Alternative Music sent us this video featuring Michele della Malva, who pays tribute to Vladiswar Nadishana and David Kuckhermann. Michele combines the use of a hang (drum) and a handpan, with his bass. We really dig the rhythmic nature of this tune. »

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  • Karl Clews and Troy Jackson: Something Beautiful

    Karl Clews and Troy Jackson: Something Beautiful

    We’re used to seeing (and sharing) excellent bass covers by Karl Clews. But this time, he’s doing his own thing with help from vocalist Troy Jackson. “Here’s something that Troy Jackson and I collaborated on a few weeks ago: I set myself the task of writing and recording an original song using just basses (in... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Bràighe Loch Iall

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Bràighe Loch Iall

    It has been a while since we’ve seen a video from Jesús Rico Pérez, but he’s back. “This is my version of ‘Bràighe Loch Iall,’ a traditional Scottish tune, originally for bagpipes; I´ve arranged my way for fretless bass,” he shared. As always, Jesús plays masterfully, and dig that tone! »

  • David Piggott and Martel Padgett: Overcome

    David Piggott and Martel Padgett: Overcome

    I first saw this video of a tune written by David Piggott on Facebook. I asked him if we could share it, and he made it available to us. The tune is called “Overcome”, and it is an exceptional duo between David and Martel Padgett. »

  • Blues Beatles: Love Me Do

    Blues Beatles: Love Me Do

    Readers always get a kick out of the Blues Beatles and their re-imagined covers of Beatles’ tunes (we do too). Here’s the band performing “Love Me Do,” with some excellent bass playing and backing vocals by Bruno Falcão. I’m also digging the organ and the sax on this one. »

  • What A Day: Last Calling

    What A Day: Last Calling

    The bass/vocal duo What A Day is back with a new song called “Last Calling.” As always, Jonathan Joly and Leah Gracie deliver gorgeous and haunting melodies overtop of Joly’s creative bass work. »

  • Cheikh Ndoye: “Giant Steps” on Bass Xalam

    Cheikh Ndoye: “Giant Steps” on Bass Xalam

    We’ve featured Cheikh Ndoye on traditional African bass instruments before, but his latest video is amazing. He performs the infamous John Coltrane song “Giant Steps” on the Bass Xalam. He plays through the melody and walks two choruses of the song that would be difficult on an electric bass. »

  • Eric Gales: Voodoo Chile / Kashmir / Back in Black

    Eric Gales: Voodoo Chile / Kashmir / Back in Black

    Here’s a great clip from 2014’s “Two Tone Sessions,” featuring Eric Gales and his band performing at Studio Space Sound. Anchored by bassist Ugo Perrotta, the band tears through “Voodoo Chile,” “Kashmir,” and “Back in Black.” »