Bilal has one of the best voices in the neo-soul and jazz worlds, so it’s only right he has one of the best bassists, too. You can tell how Conley “Tone” Whitfield earned his nickname in this clip of “Winning Hand.”
Tal Wilkenfeld recently made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in support of her latest album, “Love Remains.” Here’s her performance of “Killing Me” from the show.
WATCH: Toto’s “Africa” made a huge resurgence in the past year, but none of the new versions are quite the same without Mike Porcaro. Check out this live version of the song that features the bassist’s signature playing as well as a groove-oriented solo.
I recently got turned onto the music of Daniel Caesar. This live version of “Get You” from the BBC features an addictive bass line by Saya Gray, who also has a monstrous tone. If you’re into slick R&B bass lines, you’re going to love this.
Here’s an awesome clip of bassist Richie Goods with his band Nuclear Fusion performing “Cosmic Beauty.” The group builds a gorgeous groove and sonic texture that they eventually build into a frenzy, starting with an amazing solo by Goods.
In February 2018, Eric Krasno, Bobby Vega and Jay Lane performed at Terrapin Crossroads. Here’s a fan-shot clip from the show of the band performing their take on “Eleanor Rigby.”
Scary Pockets is back with a new cover, this time joined by vocalist AJ Rafael and bassist Hagar Ben Ari (who is part of The Late Late Show With James Corden band). Here’s their take on the Jennifer Lopez tune, “If You Had My Love.”
Our friends at Bass The World have shared another incredible video, this time featuring the work of Vahagn Stepanyan. In this clip, Vahagn takes walking bass to a whole new level in this performance of “The Sounds.”
During the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival, Tower of Power took the stage and brought the funk (and were joined by Carlos Santana and Chester Thompson). Here’s a clip of the band performing “Squib Cakes.” Rocco Prestia killed it!
Here’s a killer performance of “Tumba” by Chick Corea with Vinnie Colaiuta and John Patitucci from the Blue Note in Tokyo in 1992. The trio plays over several Latin grooves, even kicking into swing for a while.