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  • Reader Spotlight: Mina Burnside

    Reader Spotlight: Mina Burnside

    Meet Mina Burnside, a 14 year old bassist from Nashville, TN and our player in the spotlight for May 3, 2011. We first featured Mina and her impressive take on Jaco Pastorius’s “Portrait of Tracy” a couple of months ago. Bio: I picked up my first bass on June 16, 2007, and performed in the... »

  • Esperanza Spalding To Perform with Prince’s Welcome to America Tour

    Esperanza Spalding To Perform with Prince’s Welcome to America Tour

    Esperanza Spalding is scheduled to open Prince’s tour on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, as part of Prince’s residency-style “Welcome 2 America” tour. The tour is a 21-date event in Los Angeles that began on April 14th at the Forum. Spalding has recruited keyboardist Raymond Angry, saxophonist Joe Lovano, guitarist Jef Lee Johnson... »

  • Andres Rotmistrovsky: She’s Mine

    Andres Rotmistrovsky: She’s Mine

    Andres Rotmistrovsky adapted a tune entitled “She’s Mine” by Fito Paez for solo bass. The performance is just stellar, and dig the tone! »

  • Michael Manring Announces New CD Project Release and Tour Update

    Michael Manring Announces New CD Project Release and Tour Update

    Michael Manring has just announced a new CD release, featuring improvised music recorded in 1999. The release, Pattern Time, features band leader Lukas Ligeti and the band he put together, including Benoit Delbecq, Gianni Gebbia, Aly Keita and Manring. Ligeti, invited by the Vienna Musik-Galerie festival in Austria, put together the quintet and provided “compositional... »

  • Level 42 Releases 30th Anniversary Tour DVD

    Level 42 Releases 30th Anniversary Tour DVD

    Level 42, led by bassist/vocalist Mark King, has released a new DVD from their 30th Anniversary Tour last year. The performance is taken from their October 22, 2010 gig at the Indigo2 in London and features the full 2010 set with songs ranging their history. The band officially formed in 1980 but had a 7-year... »

  • iTablaPro: A Look at The Tabla and Tanpura App for iOS

    iTablaPro: A Look at The Tabla and Tanpura App for iOS

    iTablaPro is an electronic Tabla and Tanpura , which supports all of the common taals used in Hindustani music. It is meant as a study tool or accompaniment for practicing. I’ve found it a wonderful means to practice harmonic concepts against a drone, rhythmic concepts on my bass by interacting with or mimicking the table... »

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  • Kimberly Lynn: A Little of This and a Little of That

    Kimberly Lynn: A Little of This and a Little of That

    It has been a while since we checked in with Kimberly Lynn, and we’re glad we did. Here’s a great performance by Kimberly filmed in February. Kimberly’s set up, in her own words: “RC-50 Looper with three loops and some soul. Alembic Six String Epic. Yamaha 5016 Powered Mixer. Single Electrovoice SB 122 Sub and... »

  • Rewind: Old School 1967 Epiphone EB-232, Marcus Miller’s Purple Haze, Plus the Best Bass Columns and Videos of the Week

    Rewind: Old School 1967 Epiphone EB-232, Marcus Miller’s Purple Haze, Plus the Best Bass Columns and Videos of the Week

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of April 24-30, 2011. 1. Old School: 1967 Epiphone EB-232 Bass In our first installment of “Old School”, bassist Matt Shively shares the story of his 1967 Epiphone EB-232 bass. Make/Model/Year My bass is a 1967 Epiphone Rivoli EB-232,... »

  • Dani Weber: Don’t Look Too Far

    Dani Weber: Don’t Look Too Far

    Whenever a Dani Weber video hits our radar, I always find myself impressed not only with his bass playing, but also his compositions. Here, Dani performs his solo bass piece “Don’t Look Too Far”. »

  • Human Element Releases Debut Album, Featuring Matthew Garrison

    Human Element Releases Debut Album, Featuring Matthew Garrison

    Human Element, the quartet formed by bassist Matthew Garrison, keyboardist Scott Kinsey, percussionist/vocalist Arto Tuncboyacian and drummer Gary Novak, have released their debut CD, Human Element. The pan-global group, hailing from the traditions of a couple of their inspirations – Weather Report and the Zawinul Syndicate – is looking to expand their sound into new... »