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  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Eleven Wives

    Here’s bassist Avishai Cohen and his trio, including pianist Shai Maestro and drummer Mark Guiliana, performing an original composition “Eleven Wives”. The tune appears on the trio’s Gently Disturbed album. »

  • Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal

    Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal

    This video is so cool on so many levels. Bassist Will Lee and the rest of the “World’s Most Dangerous Band” back the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir in this 1989 rehearsal for their Late Night with David Letterman appearance. »

  • Duncan, Goldsby, Tiemann: Paparazzi

    Duncan, Goldsby, Tiemann: Paparazzi

    Today’s video features bassist John Goldsby, along with drummer Jason Tiemann and sax man Jacob Duncan playing a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”. The performance took place this month, at Jazzclub Birdland in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany. »

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  • Kenny Barron Trio: New York Attitude

    Wow, check out pianist Kenny Barron with his trio performing “New York Attitude” live in 2007. Barron is joined by bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Victor Lewis. »

  • Herbie Hancock with Paul Jackson: “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” live 1979

    Herbie Hancock with Paul Jackson: “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” live 1979

    Paul Jackson is laying it down in this 1979 live performance of Herbie Hancock’s “Hang Up Your Hang Ups”. The concert took place at Chelsea College, London, with Herbie on keys, Jackson on bass, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Bennie Maupin on sax, Ray Obiedo on guitar, Bill Summers on percussion and Webster Lewis Jr. on... »

  • Jack Bruce and Mick Taylor: Keep It Down

    Jack Bruce and Mick Taylor: Keep It Down

    After leaving the Rolling Stones, guitarist Mick Taylor briefly joined up with bassist Jack Bruce. They performed at the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1975, and here is some of the magic: Jack and Mick are joined by Carla Bley on Hammond organ and synthesizers, Ronnie Leahy on piano and synthesizer and Bruce Gary on... »

  • Wing and a Prayer: Jeff Andrews live bass solo

    Wing and a Prayer: Jeff Andrews live bass solo

    Here’s a nice Sunday afternoon video, featuring bassist Jeff Andrews and the Mike Stern Trio in 1995. The tune is “Wing and a Prayer”. »

  • Chris Minh Doky: “September” live

    Today’s video features bassist Chris Minh Doky performing “September”, from his album The Nomad Diaries. Chris is performing on his Yamaha Silent bass. Enjoy! »

  • The Bogdon Box Bass, A Cardboard Upright

    The Bogdon Box Bass, A Cardboard Upright

    While hunting down the next great bass video, I stumbled upon this three year old video featuring a cardboard bass, aka the “Bogdon Box Bass”. The bass is marketed as “a reduction of technology and the simplification of needs.” And yes, there’s a company who makes them. You can order a fully-assembled one or a... »

  • Yellowjackets: Man Facing North

    Yellowjackets: Man Facing North

    Here’s a 1993 performance of the Yellowjackets performing “Man Facing North” live in Montreux. Bassist Jimmy Haslip takes a solo before the half-way mark, and does some nice doubling with Bob Mintzer. »