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  • Coevality: Oceania

    Coevality: Oceania

    Derrick Elliott sent us this new video by his band, Coevality, and I was an instant fan. Of course, I’m always a sucker for great fretless bass, and Derrick brings it on this tune. The track will be part of the band’s upcoming album, Multiple Personalities, which the band describes as “[blending] a good amount... »

  • Jake Hawrylak: Pino Palladino Bass Lines

    Jake Hawrylak: Pino Palladino Bass Lines

    Reverb’s Jake Hawrylak breaks down the work of Pino Palladino, focusing on the Soulquarians era of his work. Jake covers tunes from José James, Questlove, Erykah Badu, and D’Angelo. The tab for this video is available for download on Reverb. »

  • Gabriel Severn and Logan Ellis Sheppard: Caravan

    Gabriel Severn and Logan Ellis Sheppard: Caravan

    Gabriel Severn is a 13-year-old bassist who has been blowing people away on the social web. Here’s a video featuring Gabriel tearing it up on the tune “Caravan,” with 16-year-old Logan Sheppard on drums on The Urban Renewal Project Horn Section. Watch out world! »

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  • Kinga Głyk Trio: Donna Lee

    Kinga Głyk Trio: Donna Lee

    Kinga Głyk always impresses us, but this one might take the cake. Performing with her trio, she tears through “Donna Lee” on uke bass. And dig that solo! »

  • Me and Maria: Hvor kærligheden vugges (Live)

    Me and Maria: Hvor kærligheden vugges (Live)

    Johannes Pehrson sent us another video, and this time it is a live version of a tune he’s previously shared. Along with Maria Anna Rosenberg, the duo Me and Maria performs this beautiful tune, “Hvor kærligheden vugges.” “The bass I used in this song is a 4 string Sandberg California with piccolo strings,” Johannes shared. »

  • Diego Tarantino: Pick Yourself Up

    Diego Tarantino: Pick Yourself Up

    Diego Tarantino is such a talent, and not only on bass. Here’s a video he’s just shared with us of his ukulele and bass cover of Jerome Kern’s “Pick Yourself Up.” »

  • Mike Stern Band with Richard Bona: Live at Jazz in Marciac 2018

    Mike Stern Band with Richard Bona: Live at Jazz in Marciac 2018

    This year’s Jazz in Marciac lineup looked to be stellar, and here’s one example. The Mike Stern band took the stage with Richard Bona on bass, Manu Katche on drums, and Niels Lan Doky on keys. Here’s one of the clips from their performance. As always, Bona is so on the money! »

  • YYNOT: La Villa Strangiato (Live)

    YYNOT: La Villa Strangiato (Live)

    Here’s another excellent clip from YYNOT’s Melbourne, Florida concert back in June, with one of my all-time favorite Rush tunes. “100% live, no overdubs… first time playing it after one quick run through,” the band shared. Once again, Tim Starace nails that tone (and handles the keyboard parts.) »

  • May Patcharapong: Run For Cover

    May Patcharapong: Run For Cover

    This is one awesome cover. Bassist May Patcharapong took the stage at the Saxophone Pub and Restaurant with his band and performed Marcus Miller’s “Run For Cover.” So groovy. »

  • The Midnight Hour: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    The Midnight Hour: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    On July 18th, The Midnight Hour recorded this episode of NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Concert.” The band features A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and his awesome purple P-Bass. NPR shares the background: “After years of produced releases and jam sessions, A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge formed The... »