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Alphonso Johnson’s “Black Market” Performance

Alphonso Johnson’s “Black Market” Performance

Alphonso Johnson is a favorite of ours, and he proves once again how Joe Zawinul really knew how to pick bass players. Alphonso was replaced by Jaco Pastorius, and both appeared on Weather Report’s Black Market. Many people think Jaco held down the bass for the title track, but it was indeed Alphonso Johnson. Jaco performed on two of the...

FuryMuso Playing Muse

FuryMuso Playing Muse

Today’s featured player is FuryMuso, performing Muse’s “Easily”.

Walter Barnes: NAMM Bass Bash 2009

Bassist Walter Barnes is featured along with guitarist Tony Pulizzi, drummer Rob Hubbard, Jr. and saxophonist Keith McKelly at the NAMM Bass Bash 2009 in Anaheim, California. Enjoy “Song For Wayman”:

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Paul McCartney Teaches You How to Play the Bass

Paul McCartney Teaches You How to Play the Bass

In a promotional video for his latest album, Paul McCartney shows his playing technique in a brief instructional video covering bass, guitar and drums. This video doesn’t cover more advanced “fiddly bits”, but is fun to watch:

Gary Willis & Tribal Tech: Speak

Today’s featured vid showcases the only and only Gary Willis doing his thing in a live performance with Tribal Tech.

Miles Mosley: Shine

Miles Mosley: Shine

Since Miles Mosley hit our radar with his Voodoo Child performance, we’ve been listening and watching to everything we can find. His live performance of “Shine” is really impressive: Now we hope there’s a chance for these video performances to be released as high quality audio. The studio stuff is great too.

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

As we reported earlier, the new Jaco Pastorius Community Center opened on March 5, 2009. Here’s a video of the event, with some photo slideshow at the end: Kudos to the people of Oakland Park.

A Lesson in Double Thumppppp

A Lesson in Double Thumppppp

Our favorite bass teacher, MarloweDK is at it again, with a fresh batch of bass lessons. Here’s today’s featured video, Lesson #152: Doublethumppppp! in G: Want more MarloweDK? Check out his Youtube channel.

Les Claypool: Tommy the Cat (and a Bonus)

Les Claypool: Tommy the Cat (and a Bonus)

There’s so much going on in this video, we don’t know where to begin. Better if you just watch Les Claypool do his thing: And, just because it is Friday, here’s another one (complete with a “YYZ” intro):

Juan Nelson Solo on Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”

Juan Nelson Solo on Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”

Juan Nelson does it all in this performance, holding down a sweet groove, singing backup and a scat singing/bass playing solo. This video is from a Ben Harper concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 2003.

Miles Mosley: Voodoo Child

Miles Mosley: Voodoo Child

It is fitting Miles Mosley chose to cover Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, since he’s doing a Hendrix-like re-invention of his instrument of choice: the upright bass. After all, it isn’t often you get an upright with wah wah, and distortion all at once. Enjoy:

Larry Graham: Funk Original

Larry Graham: Funk Original

The original slap bassist Larry Graham shows how it is done in today’s featured video. Once you get the slapping part down, you can add the vocals. Woooo. I like that.