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  • James Genus with the Brecker Brothers: “Harpoon” Solo

    James Genus with the Brecker Brothers: “Harpoon” Solo

    Here’s a clip of James Genus’ bass solo to open up the Randy Brecker tune, “Harpoon”. The performance comes from a date with the Brecker Brothers in Madrid, Spain in 1994. »

  • Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures Classic Albums Documentary Released

    Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures Classic Albums Documentary Released

    A documentary on the creation of Rush’s 2112 and Moving Pictures albums has been released on DVD, as part of the Classic Albums series. Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures chronicles the writing and recording process through demonstrations, archive videos, and interviews of band members Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson, as well as producer... »

  • Stuart Clayton Releases Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass

    Stuart Clayton Releases Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass

    Stuart Clayton has released his latest bass method book, Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass. The book includes a selection of solo arrangements for a variety of popular songs, including the theme from The Simpsons, made famous by Clayton in one of the most popular videos ever featured on No Treble. Each arrangement includes a full... »

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  • Ron Carter to be Interviewed for Jazz Legacies Series

    Ron Carter to be Interviewed for Jazz Legacies Series

    Ron Carter will be the first interview of the year for the Jazz Legacies series at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. Hosted by critic and author Gary Giddins, the series offers listeners a chance to hear about the lives and careers of jazz legends from the musicians themselves, and Carter has a... »

  • Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)

    Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)

    On the tune “Metamorphos”, Dave Holland and his quintet show an unstoppable stream of ideas that eventually change styles by the end of the song. The clip is from the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival, and includes some commentary by Dave himself about midway through the piece. »

  • Rewind: 13 Year Old Bassist, Metallica EP, Practice Routines, Top Gear, Videos and More

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of September 19 – 25, 2010. Video: Pipoquinha, 13 Year Old Bassist Performs “Rei Arthur” New Release: Metallica Releases “Six Feet Down Under” EP Ask Damian Erskine: Practice Routines Lessons: Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons Gear... »

  • Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney

    Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney

    Glenn Hughes has returned endorsing Laney amps, after originally using them with his band Trapeze in the early 70’s. Hughes will be using the Laney Nexus Tube heads with the company’s NX810 cabinets on his upcoming solo tour as well as with his new supergroup, Black Country Communion. “The crazy thing is, I’ve been looking... »

  • Gear Watch: New DR Strings K3 Coated Technology

    Gear Watch: New DR Strings K3 Coated Technology

    DR Strings has just announced their latest string coating technology, K3. The patent pending string technology is now available on DR’s line of coated bass strings. DR says the K3 coating will last “at least 9 times longer (by documented factory tests) than previous DR coatings. The new, durable K3 coating will not strip away,... »

  • Primus: Tommy The Cat on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Primus: Tommy The Cat on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Primus made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel live last week. Here’s Les Claypool and company performing “Tommy the Cat” on the show. »

  • Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

    Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

    FEA Labs has announced their latest creation, the FEA Dual Band Distortion pedal, which utilizes a variable crossover, two distortions, an overdrive, and a final mixer all in one package. First, the variable crossover to split your bass signal into two frequency bands: high and low. From there, the low frequency band is sent to... »