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  • Joe Policastro Trio: No Idea

    Joe Policastro Trio: No Idea

    Double bassist Joe Policastro has just released a new video for his song, “No Idea,” featuring his awesome trio with Dave Miller on guitar and Mikel Avery on drums. The bass player sets things up with cool, uptempo melody in the upper register with an open string drone underneath before his bandmates join in. The... »

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  • Carey Nordstrand: Demo Day Jam

    Carey Nordstrand: Demo Day Jam

    Our friend Carey Nordstrand shared this on Facebook yesterday saying, “So we did this Demo Day thing a few weeks back and at the start of the day I somehow I found myself with a bass in my hands playing with Johnny Gomez and Keynon McBurney. And then suddenly the “tape” and the cameras were... »

  • MonoNeon: “Singing Crying Dog” with Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie

    MonoNeon: “Singing Crying Dog” with Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie

    MonoNeon can make a killer groove out of anything. In a hilarious example, he took a viral clip of Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie’s unusual crying in a parking lot and made it music. MonoNeon mimics the dog’s outrageous vocalization before putting it to a beat that will get your head bobbing. »

  • Steve Lawson: Transcendence And Decay

    Steve Lawson: Transcendence And Decay

    Steve Lawson has a new album coming soon (available now for his subscribers!) called Beauty and Desolation, and it’s gorgeous. Lawson, who is a master of soundscapes, improvised the entire seven-song collection with his bass and an MPC-style MIDI controller called the Quneo for beats and piano parts. “Improvising allows me to play music that... »

  • Primus: “Tommy the Cat” with Upright Bass

    Primus: “Tommy the Cat” with Upright Bass

    Wayne Brannon shared this video on the No Treble Facebook group, and it got my attention. “A little fun! From 1992, Primus appears as Bob Cock and His Yellow Socks for a jazzed up version of ‘Tommy The Cat’!” he wrote. Les Claypool’s bass line on the song is so iconic that hearing him take... »

  • Abhijith P S Nair, Mohini Dey and Sandeep Mohan: Sa Ma Ga Pa

    Abhijith P S Nair, Mohini Dey and Sandeep Mohan: Sa Ma Ga Pa

    Mohini Dey is such a talent, and I’m always on the lookout for videos featuring this exciting bassist. Here’s a clip from the Garana Jazz Festival earlier this month which features Mohini alongside violinist Abhijith P S Nair, guitarist Sandeep Mohan, keyboardist Joe Johnson, and drummer Arun Roop in their performance of “Sa Ma Ga... »

  • Pomplamoose: Eleanor Rigby

    Pomplamoose: Eleanor Rigby

    Pomplamoose recently shared this video, and it is a throwback of sorts. Bassist and vocalist Nataly Dawn described it this way: “Every now and then Jack and I do a stripped-down cover of something (like Nature Boy and Mrs. Robinson). So this is for all you folks who’ve been asking for more Old Pomplamoose and... »

  • Joe Dart and Federico Malaman: Dean Town

    Joe Dart and Federico Malaman: Dean Town

    Vaughan Gilligan shared this video on our Facebook group, and it is worthy of paying it forward. “Joe Dart came to my town the other day for a masterclass. He signed my bass and let me take a few pics with him! I got a vid of him playing ‘Dean Town’ for those interested,” Vaughan... »

  • Jeff Berlin on Jaco Pastorius: Harmonics

    Jeff Berlin on Jaco Pastorius: Harmonics

    In my younger years, Jaco Pastorius and Jeff Berlin were two of the titans of bass I looked up to. So it was super cool to spot this video by Jeff talking about Jaco’s use of harmonics. I remember watching Modern Electric Bass back in the ’80s. Jerry Jemmott asked Jaco how he came to... »

  • Vulfpeck: Captain Hook

    Vulfpeck: Captain Hook

    Vulfpeck has just released a video of a tune from their album, Mr Finish Line, and this one is special. In addition to the groovy bass by the one and only Joe Dart, the track also features Bootsy Collins, Baby Theo, and Mushy Kay on vocals. Dig it. »