Also check out: What Bach and Charlie Parker had in common: (hint: Octave displacement)
Here’s George Carlin’s critique of his 1992 performance on David Letterman (video of his appearance below the notes).
Snarky Puppy doing their amazing thing, on Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride. Great show. Check out all their episodes. Sarky Puppy’s discography.
Watch the video below this one of Zappa performing Black Napkins on the Mike Douglas talk show in 1976. Incredibly expressive playing and some serious chops. Check out this YouTube playlist for more gems. There is currently a very cool Kickstarter happening that involves access to ALL of the Zappa archive (video below the first video).
Om used a brilliant strategy to help get her guitar chops together, make some money for her efforts, and pass the flame along, too.
Want to know what her guitar chops look/sound like? Here’s a full length video of Om in action, singing and playing on her song Drums, Bass & Guitar:
Check out the instrument Javier Bustos invented and plays. Haunting sounds, that would be really great in a horror flick. What a cool idea.
Check out Ukranian vocalist Genadi Tkachenko. His practice has resulted in an amazing range, both pitch-wise (high to low), but timbre-wise, too. Wow!
I don’t have the words to describe how wondrous I found this, but I’ll just show you the sequence of videos and see if you agree. This is a real device, made by the musician, who I believe to be Martin “MacGuyver” Molin, but am still checking on that one. The set of skills he has in the woodshop is amazing all by itself. See the “making of” videos below for more on that.