I really dig Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, and I also dig NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. So here’s a double dose of awesome. Even better, the first thing you hear is Sharay Reed, who is putting on a clinic in this clip.
Back in November, The Main Squeeze took the stage at Thalia Hall in Chicago and showed off their incredible diversity. Here’s a clip from the show, where they perform “Where Do We Go?” from their debut album.
Tal Wilkenfeld is gearing up to release her new album this spring. Yesterday, she shared a live video performance of “Under The Sun,” which is one of the tracks on the upcoming record. This was filmed during The Who’s “The Who Hits 50!” tour in 2016.
Double bassist Lauren Pierce reached out to us (thanks to our good friend Jason Heath) to share this video with us. Check out this stunning performance of Zigeunerweisen for Double Bass Solo and String Orchestra.
Back in 1987, I bought John Scofield’s “Blue Matter” and listened to it nonstop. The combo of Gary Grainger and Dennis Chambers just knocked me out. So it was cool to see this clip of “So You Say” from Chambers’ “In The Pocket” video.
I rediscovered this video by Jimmy Herring Band over the weekend and watched it many times. The entire band just brings it on “Matt’s Funk.” Neal Fountain was part of Jimmy’s touring band at that time, and he lays down a tasty line.
Artem Golubev shared this video with us of his all-bass arrangement of Metallica’s “Orion.” He covers all the solos too. Worth noting: he filmed the video in the snow!
Philipp Rehm sent us this video he recorded with Dutch singer Tania Kross. Philipp described it as “bass / beat / vocal track,” and while it wasn’t what we expected, we really dig this sound.
In this clip, bassist Nicholas Johnson and guitarist Jabari Johnson start “the year off on the rooftop of The Potter’s House.” Nicholas’ playing is just flat out sick, with a big, fat tone.
We’ve featured Adam Ben Ezra performing “The Busker” before, but this one is new and equally cool. It is always amazing to hear the sounds Adam can create.