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  • In Memoriam: Charles Flores

    In Memoriam: Charles Flores

    Cuban bassist Charles Flores has passed away, after a two year battle with cancer. Flores’ career included work with a host of Latin and jazz superstars including Michel Camilo, with whom he had played with since joining the pianist’s trio in 2002. It was with Camilo that Flores won a Grammy for the album Live... »

  • Mattia La Maida: All Bass Arrangement of “Come Together”

    Mattia La Maida: All Bass Arrangement of “Come Together”

    Here’s bassist Mattia La Maida, performing a Brian Bromberg-inpsired solo bass version of the Beatles’ “Come Together”, which of course features Paul McCartney’s highly recognizable bass line. And in case that’s not enough bassists mentioned, a photo of Jaco Pastorius also makes a cameo appearance. And in case all of that is not distracting enough,... »

  • Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins: Flashes

    Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins: Flashes

    We’re huge fans of the combo of bassist Evan Marien and drummer Dana Hawkins, and it is clear that No Treble readers agree. Here’s the duo with one of their most recent videos, performing the tune “Flashes”. »

  • Sly and Robbie Release “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition”

    Sly and Robbie Release “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition”

    Reggae masters Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare have done it again with New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition, a new album of 10 original tracks celebrating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence. The drum and bass duo are joined by a new band called the Jam Masters, which is filled out by guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith,... »

  • The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” Coming to DVD

    The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” Coming to DVD

    The Beatles’ third and decidedly psychedelic film Magical Mystery Tour is coming back to life this Fall as the 1967 film has been fully restored and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Written and directed by the Fab Four themselves, the loose plot is a “dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the... »

  • Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass

    Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass

    California-based Kauer Guitars has introduced the Daylighter Bass, modeled after their popular series of guitars by the same name. With several feature options, the company says the bass can cover ground from “classic Motown vibe straight through the most aggressive modern bass tones.” The Daylighter’s body is made of Spanish Cedar and is available in... »

  • New School: Jayme Lewis

    New School: Jayme Lewis

    With a new album and videos (see below) to accompany its release, Jayme Lewis has been taking the online bass community by storm with his awe-inspiring playing and tight band compositions. Lewis puts the bass out front in all the right ways, letting his equally skilled bandmates take the lead when the time is right.... »

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  • Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live

    Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live

    Recorded earlier this summer, here’s Jaco Pastorius’ twin sons and their “Way of the Groove” band performing their father’s tune “Havona”. This combo was originally formed following a gig celebrating Jaco in 2002, with Felix on bass, Julius on drums, Colin James on sax and keyboards and Adam Lucas on guitar. Dig Felix’s extended solo... »

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Releases “Last of a Dyin’ Breed”, with Johnny Colt on Bass

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Releases “Last of a Dyin’ Breed”, with Johnny Colt on Bass

    Lynyrd Skynyrd has faced a lot of changes over the years, starting with the hardest one of all in 1977, when a plane crash took the lives of three of their members. The band later reformed ten years later for a reunion tour, and several iterations of the band have carried on the Skynyrd name... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bassline Worp

    Bass of the Week: Bassline Worp

    In experimenting with neck designs, German luthier Rüdiger Ziesemann was looking for a way to improve sustain in his Bassline brand designs. He came up with a radical neck profile with extended mass and a groove on the back for your thumb. The concept was first introduced into his electric upright model called the Universal,... »