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  • Christian McBride: Live Electric Bass Solo

    We frequently see bassist Christian McBride playing the upright, but can he ever play on the bass guitar. Check out this video of McBride taking a solo during a live performance of the Jaco Pastorius tune “Havona”, with the Christan McBride Band. McBride has three bass guitars that he currently uses: first a Pensa 4-string... »

  • Richard Bona with Ferenc Snétberger and Paolo Vinaccia: Tavaszi Utazás

    Bassist Richard Bona joined guitarist Ferenc Snétberger and drummer/percussionist Paolo Vinaccia in May 2009 for a performance at the Palace of Arts, in Budapest, Hungary. This song, “Tavaszi Utazás”, was written by Snétberger. »

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  • Tony Levin: “Sleepless” video and tour update

    We received this great video of bassist Tony Levin performing with King Crimson in Japan. Check out that thumb! The performers included Levin on bass and vocals, Adrian Belew on guitar and vocals, Robert Fripp on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums. Levin has a few different projects cooking this fall, he just finished a... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Seinfeld theme song

    I think I can safely say that, through time, the song I (and many others I’m sure) have received the most request to play is the theme from Seinfeld. Even though the famous slap bass-line was originally played on a keyboard, it remains in high demand. This may be the best version I have heard... »

  • Lester Cole and his Ken Smith: Cool Jazz

    This is Lester Cole from Cancun, Mexico, playing some cool jazz on his gorgeous Ken Smith bass, improvising over backing tracks in E min7 and having fun: Check him out on Youtube and Myspace. »

  • Adam Neely: God Bless the Child

    Adam Neely is a graduate in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music. He’s also the winner of the prestigious 2009 Herb Pomeroy award for excellence in jazz composition as well as the winner of the 2006 Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts award. And on top of that he is also one of the... »

  • Massimiliano Atzeni: Vegetariano

    Massimiliano Atzeni seems to be specializing in short Youtube videos featuring riffs, and ideas that are often looped. At the moment, there are probably around 150 short, looped riffs like that, so it was hard to choose one. It probably illustrates his ability just as well to go with one of his latest. He calls... »

  • Gary Willis “Self Defense” solo

    We came across this great video of bassist Gary Willis playing an incredible bass solo: Willis founded the jazz-fusion group Tribal Tech with Scott Henderson in 1984. He has also worked with other notable musicians including Wayne Shorter, Dennis Chambers, and Allan Holdsworth. »

  • Greg Bagley: How Insensitive

    Greg Bagley is a Seattle-based freelance bassist who currently endorses Kinal basses. By the looks of his videos on Youtube, it seems that he can play just about any style well. He also shows off several of those Kinals and other basses. This is his solo bass version of How Insensitive by Antonio Carlos Jobim... »

  • Robert Trujillo’s HardTimes interview

    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently shared his personal views on the environment and taking care of yourself, in a 12 minute interview with The interview took place while Metallica was in Montreal, and also covers topics from Metallica’s band dynamics, veganism, surfing and pre-show rituals. Metallica donated $21,462 to Sun Youth in Montreal from... »