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  • Snarky Puppy: Grown Folks (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: Grown Folks (Live)

    Here’s a great clip of Snarky Puppy performing “Grown Folks” live at Festival Django Reinhardt this year. Michael League lays down a funky line to kick off the song, and throughout. »

  • Yellowjackets: Why Is It

    Yellowjackets: Why Is It

    Recorded at the Blue Note in Milan, Italy in October 2010, here’s the Yellowjackets performing “Why Is It.” Jimmy Haslip is the man! »

  • Deep Energy Orchestra: Playing With Fire

    Deep Energy Orchestra: Playing With Fire

    Jason Everett sent me this video the other day, and I am really digging the sound. “‘Playing With Fire’ is the first live recording by Deep Energy Orchestra. This super-group showcases prog-phenom Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Indian percussion master Selvaganesh (John McLaughlin, Masters of Percussion),” he shared. The tune was written by Jason, who... »

  • Scary Pockets: Wild Horses

    Scary Pockets: Wild Horses

    Scary Pockets is back with a new, funky (and chill) cover, taking on The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” Joined by guest vocalist Suzy Jones, the band is once again backed by bassist Sam Wilkes. »

  • Cody Fry and Dynamo: Better (Live)

    Cody Fry and Dynamo: Better (Live)

    Cody Fry and Dynamo recently released this live video performance of “Better,” and it has some people talking about how the band’s sound reminds them of a pop-oriented Snarky Puppy. Zachariah Witcher is the bassist on the track, and it seems guitarist and musical guest Cory Wong must basically live in the studio. »

  • Prophets of Rage: The Ballot or the Bullet

    Prophets of Rage: The Ballot or the Bullet

    Prophets of Rage have released a new video called “The Ballot or the Bullet” that teases their upcoming album with a mashup of three unreleased tracks plus the new single “Heart Afire.” Taken from a Malcolm X speech about black voter rights, the video is a reminder of the importance of voting. “There are people... »

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  • Vulfpeck: Lonely Town

    Vulfpeck: Lonely Town

    Vulfpeck shared another song from their upcoming album, Hill Climber. Part of the announcement stated “Joe Dart on upright bass.” So of course, I clicked immediately and had a good laugh. »

  • Video Premiere: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “The Trap,” featuring MonoNeon

    Video Premiere: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “The Trap,” featuring MonoNeon

    We have another jaw-dropping video premiere for you today, this time from the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. The band, led by steel pan player Scales, has always been stocked with killer bassists. (Just check the archives.) This live performance of “The Trap” features band member E’Lon JD with special guest Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr., who also... »

  • Blues Beatles: Live At Vicentina Aranha Park

    Blues Beatles: Live At Vicentina Aranha Park

    The Blues Beatles is a favorite around here, and this video features the band performing a concert live at Vicentina Aranha Park in Brazil. Once again, Bruno Falcão handles the bass (and some backing vocals) on the band’s unique covers of Beatles tunes. »

  • Nenad Vasilic: Solo Bass Improvisation

    Nenad Vasilic: Solo Bass Improvisation

    Nenad Vasilic sent us this video from a studio session he did recently in Vienna for his upcoming solo bass album coming out next year. As always, Nenad blows us away with his musicianship and technique! »