Feb
25

Jaco Pastorius: “Continuum” Live

I came across this video of Jaco performing “Continuum” live at the 1979 Berlin Jazz Festival.  He uses a wireless system and walks around the auditorium while playing this classic composition from his debut album. If you’re new to […]

Dec
6

Gnod’s Music-Map

I found Gnod’s Music-Map the other day while wandering around the web.  The creator Marek Gibney describes it as “a search-engine to find things you don’t know about.”  That is an apt description. Music-Map allows you to […]

Sep
16

Fernando Lamadrid

What’s up with all these European bassists?  They are learning all the classics and fusing them into an new and eclectic style. Here is Fernando Lamadrid blending some Rocco, Marcus, Jaco, Billy, and Flea all into one tune.  I’m […]

Feb
25

Nine Inch Nails – Live

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has been creating expansive and explosive music for a while now.  On his NINJA tour in 2009, his team videotaped many of the performances walking around onstage.  It’s interesting to watch the show from […]

Nov
11

Pino Palladino with NIN

Nine Inch Nails is on tour in support of their new record Hesitation Marks.  Bass legend Pino Palladino worked with Trent on a couple of songs on the record, and he is playing on the North American […]

Oct
31

Winny Puhh

For Halloween I thought I’d share this entertaining video from the band Winny Puhh.  Their balalaika player is a monster.  A truly inspired performance from the best of the worst.  Enjoy! Winny Puhh         […]

Sep
16

Pi: A Musical Interpretation

Here is an interesting video by The New Scientist in which the first 31 digits of the number π (pi) are played using standard arabic musical notation as the basis for the harmonic and melodic content.  Check it […]

Aug
27

Marta Altesa

Marta Altesa is a twenty-year-old bassist from Spain that just started playing bass in 2010.  I first saw Marta’s videos at NoTreble.  Fantastic player. From Tal Wilkenfeld to Esperanza Spalding to Marta Altesa, there are a lot of female […]