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  • The Beatles: “And Your Bird Can Sing” Take 2 Session

    The Beatles: “And Your Bird Can Sing” Take 2 Session

    Here’s a great studio clip of the Beatles during the Revolver recording sessions, performing “And Your Bird Can Sing”. In this “take 2” recording, it is all about the bass (with light drums) and singing, with plenty of laughter. Thanks to Rachel, who shared this with us. »

  • Rewind: The Top 10 Bass Gear, Videos, Bassists, News and Columns of the Week

    The top 10 features on No Treble for the week of June 27 – July 3, 2010: 1. Contest: Win a Signed Copy of Stanley Clarke’s New CD 2. Video: Marcelo Mariano: Bass Solo 3. The Lowdown with Dr. D: Practice Technique: Note Isolation for Improved Intonation 4. Gear: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar... »

  • Agustin Barreto: Latina

    This is a live performance of Puerto Rican bassist Agustin Barreto‘s tune, Latina, from his album called Between My Walls. He is accompagnied by Abel Pabon on keyboard and Rey Monroig on drums. »

  • Richard Bona Wins Antonio Carlos Jobim Award

    Richard Bona Wins Antonio Carlos Jobim Award

    Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has honored bassist Richard Bona with the Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, presented on July 1st, 2010. André Ménard, artistic director and co-founder of the Festival, presented Bona with the award at a press conference on the 1st, with Bona performing music from The Ten Shades of Blues the following... »

  • Adams, Justus, and Stokes: Anacronymmunization

    I came across this video while browsing Youtube, but I didn’t pay attention to the title and couldn’t make out who the bassist was at first. About a minute into it (and already digging it), I realized it was Donovan Stokes tearing it up on upright… as in “Dr. D.”, who writes the Lowdown column... »

  • Charnett Moffett Releases “Treasure”

    Charnett Moffett Releases “Treasure”

    Charnett Moffett has just released his 11th album, Treasure, on Motéma Records as his follow-up to 2009’s Art of Improvisation. The album sees Moffett tear through his original compositions, varying in styles from classic jazz to East Indian and country, on fretless electric, upright, and his piccolo bass. Moffett has had lengthy stints with Ornette... »

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  • Gear Watch: Aguilar Amplification Announces Filter Twin

    Gear Watch: Aguilar Amplification Announces Filter Twin

    Aguilar Amplification is introducing a new dual envelop filter to their line of pedals. The Filter Twin uses two identical filters sweeping in opposite directions, one up and one down to deliver 70’s-inspired funk sounds as well as new filter tones. The Filter Twin uses a four-knob layout, including blend, threshold, velocity (up and down).... »

  • Victor Wooten’s “Music Lesson” Released as Audiobook

    Victor Wooten has released his hit novel, The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, as an audiobook, featuring the voices of Vic’s family and friends, as well as bass legends like Chuck Rainey. Original music performed by Victor, Regi Wooten, Steve Bailey, Bela Fleck, and more accompanies the reading of the novel.... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Murka” for Slap Bass

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Murka” for Slap Bass

    Here’s Viaceslav Svedov presenting his slap bass adaptation of the classic Russian criminal song, “Murka”. »

  • Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Boulder Creek’s display at NAMM this summer featured a nice array of acoustic bass guitars, including their new Koa model. One of the unique things about these basses, as well as their other basses, is the Boulder Creek Suspended Bracing System. The system utilizes tone bars with a brace instead of traditional bracing to support... »