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  • Rewind: Top 10 Bass Cover Tunes, Esperanza Spalding on PBS, Percy Jones Interview & More

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of November 28 – December 4, 2010. Top Ten: Top 10 Cover Tunes Arranged for Bass Video: Daniel Ziegler: All Bass Version of “Little Wing” Player News: Esperanza Spalding to Host New PBS Show Gear Watch: New Models From... »

  • The Real Christmas Book: Bass Edition

    The Real Christmas Book: Bass Edition

    Bassists looking to jazz up Christmas this year will want to check out Hal Leonard’s bass edition of the The Real Christmas Book. The 216 page “fake” book includes 150 custom arrangements of carols and contemporary holiday tunes with sophisticated jazz chord changes. The book is presented in standard notation (no TAB). Other editions are... »

  • John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    John McLaughlin, Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers: Mr D. C. (1998)

    Matt Garrison shows off his incredible right hand technique in this live performance in 1998 along with John McLaughlin on guitar, Jim Beard on keyboards, Gary Thomas on sax and Dennis Chambers on drums. Wait for the 3:40 mark. You won’t be sorry. »

  • Grant Stinnett: Aspiration

    Grant Stinnett: Aspiration

    Solo bassist Grant Stinnett has released his first solo CD, Aspiration. Stinnett has captured the attention of several of the bassists he credits as inspiration, including Michael Manring, Matt Garrison, Steve Bailey and Rob Gourlay. “Grant draws many colors out of the bass to make pleasing and engaging music,” Manring shares. “I think he has... »

  • Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

    Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

    The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations are in, and once again it’s been a good year for bassists. Some notable bassists have hit it big this year, including Esperanza Spalding, who is up for Best New Artist, and bass legend Stanley Clarke, whose latest release has garnered him two nominations. This is a historic year... »

  • Slipknot to Honor Paul Gray at Sonisphere Festival Performance

    Slipknot to Honor Paul Gray at Sonisphere Festival Performance

    Slipknot will be making their return to the stage in 2011 as they headline UK’s Sonisphere Festival. The band announced that the show, which is scheduled for July 8th through July 10th, 2011 at Knebworth, will pay homage to the late Paul Gray, who died in May. A statement on the official band site stated,... »

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  • Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

    Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

    Digitech has unveiled their latest bass multi-effects pedal, the BP355. Featuring the same AudioDNA 2 processor as its relatives, the BP355 dishes out modeling of 20 amps, 17 speaker cabs, and more than 70 effects, ranging from distortion to envelope filters with nearly everything in between. It also includes 70 factory and 70 user presets,... »

  • Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

    Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

    Alfred Music Publishing, who owns the exclusive rights to the print publishing for Led Zeppelin, has pulled together over 30 years of documentation, interviews, and recorded footage to produce a 2-book series of songbooks exclusively for bassists looking to play in the style of John Paul Jones. The books are designed to allow bassists to... »

  • Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)

    Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)

    Live from St. Martin in 1995, Andrew Gouche lays down one mean groove with Gladys Knight. Nothing more needs to be said. Enjoy. »

  • Willie Weeks Joins Eric Clapton for Upcoming Tour

    Willie Weeks Joins Eric Clapton for Upcoming Tour

    Legendary session bassist Willie Weeks will be hitting the road with Eric Clapton on a string of tour dates in support of guitarist’s latest CD, appropriately titled Clapton. The touring band will also feature Steve Gadd on drums, Chris Stainton on keys and Michelle John and Sharon White singing background vocals. The group will be... »