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  • A Review of Scott Colley’s “Empire”

    A Review of Scott Colley’s “Empire”

    Empire, the latest from Scott Colley, is a very special record and must be a front runner for jazz record of the year. Colley has carefully assembled a great team of musicians to interpret his compositions. Empire builds a range of sustained moods and often intense and slow-building, burning grooves. There’s more than a hint... »

  • Tony Franklin: Morning Raga (The Mother’s Call)

    Tony Franklin: Morning Raga (The Mother’s Call)

    Here’s a clip of Tony Franklin playing one of his original songs at Bass Bash in 2006, accompanied by guitarist Greg Koch and drummer John Calarco. »

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  • James LoMenzo to Replace Billy Sheehan for Ramones Benefit Concert

    James LoMenzo to Replace Billy Sheehan for Ramones Benefit Concert

    Black Label Society / Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo will replace Billy Sheehan for the upcoming benefit concert for the newly created Marky Ramone Drum Scholarship. Sheehan has had to pull out of the event due to commitments in Europe. “I’m a real big fan of the Ramones, and this was unexpected,” Sheehan said “Good luck... »

  • Official Lemmy: The Movie Trailer Released

    Official Lemmy: The Movie Trailer Released

    A trailer for Lemmy: The Movie has been released as plans for the official movie release are still being worked out. The documentary, which follows the story and life of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, was premiered earlier this year at the South by Southwest Festival, and has only had a handful of screenings since. The... »

  • Rhythm Series: Improving Your Time

    Rhythm Series: Improving Your Time

    Having good “time,” or sense of pulse, is an essential skill for all musicians and bassists in particular. So much of what we do is reliant upon having a solid, steady and accurate pulse. In fact, I find a highly developed sense of time to be as important as a highly developed sense of pitch,... »

  • The Beatles: Hey Bulldog (Isolated Bass)

    The Beatles: Hey Bulldog (Isolated Bass)

    Here’s Paul McCartney‘s bass track on “Hey Bulldog”, in all its glory. Taken from the Yellow Submarine DVD, you can hear the drums too. »

  • Rewind: Primus Rocks JKL, John Myung Reacts to Greatest Title, Top New Releases, Gear, Videos and Columns

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of September 26 – October 2, 2010. Video: Primus: Tommy The Cat on Jimmy Kimmel Live Player News: Dream Theater’s John Myung on Band’s Future and “Greatest Bassist” Title New Release: Tony Grey: Unknown Angels Player Spotlight: Skip Taylor... »

  • Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal

    Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal

    EWS has released their newest bass pedal, the Bass Mid Control. The aptly titled box controls the mid frequencies with an EQ that is adjustable between 120Hz-3kHz. The EWS BMC lets you cut or boost by +/- 12dB to shape your sound in the ever important mid range. The pedal can be powered by a... »

  • Incubus Bassist Ben Kenney Releases Fourth Solo Album

    Incubus Bassist Ben Kenney Releases Fourth Solo Album

    Incubus bassist Ben Kenney released his fourth solo LP on Friday, via his own label, Ghetto Crush Industries. Burn the Tapes is a true show of self-reliance, as Kenney plays bass, guitar, drums, and sings, not to mention producing and engineering the album. The release also includes a DVD containing skits, fan questions, and live... »

  • Victor Wooten: Groove Workshop

    Victor Wooten: Groove Workshop

    Here’s a great video clip from Victor Wooten‘s Groove Workshop, with teaching and playing in only the way Victor can. Victor is joined by Anthony Wellington in the clip. »