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Tom Kennedy & the Dave Weckl Band: The Chicken

Check out Tom Kennedy taking care of business on “The Chicken”, a song most people think was written by Jaco Pastorius. (It was written by Pee Wee Ellis, a member of James Brown’s band, though Jaco made it famous). Holy smokes!

Damian Erskine & Ray Riendeau: Bright Sized Life

After a day of teaching at Mile High Bass Camp, Damian Erskine and Ray Riendeau took a break to play together. In this segment, Damian solos over Pat Metheny’s “Bright Sized Life”. The only problem with this video is that it isn’t long enough. I wonder if Damian picked up something from the bassist on Bright Sized Life’s original recording,...

Jeff Schmidt: “From Under the Weight of Knowing” Live Solo Bass

Jeff Schmidt: “From Under the Weight of Knowing” Live Solo Bass

Someone said “Michael Hedges’ devil’s advocate plays electric bass, and his name is Jeff Schmidt.” We can’t think of a better way to describe it, so here goes… Jeff Schmidt, performing “From Under the Weight of Knowing” live at Solo Bass Night in Berkeley, California in 2006.

Paul Gray interview and Slipknot tour details

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was recently interviewed when the band played at Hovefestivalen outside the city of Arendal, Norway. A two week summer tour is in the works for Slipknot starting August 22 in Seattle, Washington. Tickets are on sale now! Check out the Slipknot HQ for more details.

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SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance

SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance

SMV, the bass supergroup formed by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten recorded a video before their tour, including live performances and interviews. In this segment, the bassists give their insight into bass playing, SMV and the direction of bass exposure. It also includes a special live studio performance on the opening track “Los Maestros de Las Frecuencias Bajas”...

A bass trio tribute to Michael Jackson

The Michael Jackson inspired playalongs have been pouring into Youtube over the past two days. This one caught our eye and ears: a tribute to MJ from the GospelChops bassists Janek Gwizdala, Hadrien Feraud and Robert “Bubby” Lewis, playing Jackson’s hit, Beat It. Thoughts and prayers to the Jackson family.

Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Fast City

Right up until the end of his life, Joe Zawinul could still bring it (and pick bass players). Check out the Zawinul Syndicate’s version of Weather Report’s “Fast City”, a tune originally recorded for the Jaco Pastorius-era Night Passage album. Bassist Linley Marthe is a monster on this one. This clip comes from the Syndicate’s “75th” DVD. I was lucky...

Whiteface for double bass

Freelance bassist Jason Sypher, aka dervishmusic, is the double bassist for Holland-based, “yiddish, gypsy, jazz hybrid” band Nikitov. But in today’s featured video, he goes solo, performing Joe Thrift’s old-time fiddle tune, “Whiteface” on a double bass. In case you’re wondering, he’s not left handed, the video is reversed. Check out more videos from Jason on his Youtube page.

Zander Zon: “Memory” for solo bass

Bassist Zander Zon has done it again, this time performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Memory”, from the musical Cats. Enjoy! Check out all of ZanderZon’s videos on his Youtube page.

Janis Ian and Richard Bona duet: At Seventeen

Janis Ian and Richard Bona duet: At Seventeen

Wow, this video was really unexpected and pleasant surprise: legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian performing “At Seventeen” with Richard Bona backing her up. The performance took place on a Dutch TV show a few years ago. More than once Janis smiles at Bona’s playing (and harmonics).

SuperBass: Two For The Blues

We’ve been following John Goldsby on Twitter for a while now, and he’s one of the great friends to us and many others there. So as we were browsing for videos of John, I ran into this one. Four bass players, a vocalist and a drummer playing a phone book. I couldn’t resist. The four bassists include John, plus John...

Al Cardillo covers John Clayton’s Bach To Blues

It seems I keep running into great double bassists on Youtube every day. Today, I discovered Al Cardillo for the first time. Al is a jazz bassist and teacher, born in Italy, graduated from Berklee and lives and performs in New York. Here he is, in a performance from a couple of years ago, performing John Clayton‘s Bach To Blues:...