Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, MonoNeon and Derrick Hodge unite for Bass Super Jam at Blue Note New York [Videos]
the New York one Blue Note Jazz Club has long been the place to catch spontaneous collaborations and one-of-a-kind improvised performances from the jazz world’s best players, but no one in the intimate club could have anticipated the historic funk jam that transpired between the titans of the low Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, MonoNeonand Derrick Hodge Sunday night.
Photos and videos posted to social media show the four phenoms reunited on stage on the final night of Marcus Miller’s Blue Note residency. Even with the sound muted, it’s clear everyone on and off stage is locked in the groove as each bassist improvises in a different register, with MonoNeon using its trusty whammy pedal to boost its bass pitch and snatch. a melody to complement Victor Wooten’s chords as Miller and Hodge provide percussive slaps and low kicks respectively.
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Like a bass guitar‘s Mt. Rushmore, the four-headed Goliath funk has shown continuity and progress over generations. Miller even donned a t-shirt honoring the founding father of jazz bass Ron Carterwho would be like the George Washington to his Abe Lincoln.
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Watch the video of Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, MonoNeon and Derrick Hodge performing together at Blue Note New York below, and see MonoNeon perform an improv set with another jamming supergroup featuring John Medesky, Stanton Mooreand skerik to The howling wolf on Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 a.m. (technically early morning 5/2) in New Orleans, LA during jazz festival. Learn more about the show here, buy tickets here, and RSVP to the Facebook event page here.
When you are given the opportunity to make a fool of yourself in front of legends… you do! 🛸💫💩🍭 – mononeon
— Dywane Thomas Jr. (@MonoNeon) April 25, 2022