My friend Joshua Sailor shared this video on Facebook recently with a one word comment: “LOCKED”. In this clip, Melvin Lee Davis lays it down on his tune, “O.C.O.E. – Official Cat Of The Eighties”.
Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins are back, and this video changes things up from ones we’ve seen from the duo in the past. Joined by J3PO, “Anybody Else But You” flat out grooves. The song is part of their upcoming album, “Parallels”.
Will Lee has been sharing some pretty cool videos lately, like this one of Booker T & The MG’s (with Duck Dunn) performing on Letterman. Will tells the story here.
Yussef Dayes has released another video featuring his trio with bassist Rocco Palladino (Pino’s son) and keyboardist Charlie Stacey. Recorded live at Jazzre:freshed, here’s their performance of “Welcome To The Hills”.
Juliaplaysgroove is back with another stellar play-through video. In this clip, she plays along to Bebe Rexha’s “Baby, I’m Jealous”, grooving hard and obviously feeling it.
Our friend Clive Robins sent us this video of Chick Corea, Vinnie Colaiuta, and John Patitucci performing “Spain”. This took place at the Blue Note Tokyo in 1992, and it is magnificent.
In 2019, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, and Vinnie Colaiuta took the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival. Here’s a clip from the event featuring the trio. Masters at work!
Every time I watch a video by the REO Brothers, I’m just as impressed as I was with the last. These guys are so remarkable at recreating tunes so faithfully to the originals. Here they are performing the Beatles’ “Getting Better”.
Scary Pockets just shared their latest video, with guest vocalist Joanna Jones. In this clip, the band takes on the Billie Eilish tune, “My Future.” Joe Ayoub performs with the band once again and lays it down on a ’72 Fender Precision Bass.
Lake Street Dive took Halloween to a whole new level this weekend with a rooftop remake performance of the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down”. Bridget Kearney and the band not only nail the tune, but also the costumes.
Weather Report’s “Black Market” was my introduction to the band. It was also my introduction to Jaco Pastorius and Alphonso Johnson. I’ve seen this video many times, but we’ve never shared it here: their live performance of “Black Market” at Montreux.
For years, we’ve seen many bassists taking on Jaco Pastorius’ “Teen Town”. Over the past four years, we’ve seen the same with Vulfpeck’s “Dean Town”. Craig Macfadyen decided to mashup the two, and we were completely knocked out by how he did it.