New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club has long been the spot to catch spontaneous collaborations and once in a lifetime improvised performances from the jazz world’s top players, but no one in the intimate club could have anticipated the historic funk jam that occurred between bass titans Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, MonoNeon, and Derrick Hodge Sunday night.

Photos and videos posted to social media show the four phenoms uniting onstage during the final night of Marcus Miller’s Blue Note residency. Even with the sound turned off, it is clear that every one on and off the stage is locked into the groove as each bassist improvises in a different register, with MonoNeon using his trusty whammy pedal to raise the pitch of his bass and pluck a melody to complement Victor Wooten’s chords as Miller and Hodge provide percussive slapping and low-end thump respectively.

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Like a Mt. Rushmore of bass guitar, the four-headed funk Goliath displayed continuity and progress over multiple generations. Miller even donned a t-shirt honoring jazz bass founding father Ron Carter, who would be like the George Washington to his Abe Lincoln.

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Watch video of Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, MonoNeon, and Derrick Hodge playing together at Blue Note New York below.

Fans of MonoNeon can catch the mercurial bassist as part of yet another thrilling improv session alongside legendary players John Medeski, Stanton Moore, and Skerik at The Howlin’ Wolf this coming Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 a.m. (technically early-morning 5/2). The show comes as part of Live For Live Music‘s extensive Fest by Nite concert series during New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Read more about the show here, purchase tickets here, and RSVP to the Facebook event page here. See below for a full list of Live For Live Music’s Fest by Nite concerts in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2022.