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  • Milt Jackson & Ray Brown: “Slippery”, Live at Montreux 1977

    Milt Jackson & Ray Brown: “Slippery”, Live at Montreux 1977

    Here’s another great video of Ray Brown doing what he does best. This clip is taken from his performance at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival with Milt Jackson. With the help of a star-studded band, the duo tackles “Slippery,” which is also found on Brown’s album Something for Lester. The rest of the band includes... »

  • Cynic Returns with “Kindly Bent To Free Us”

    Cynic Returns with “Kindly Bent To Free Us”

    Progressive metal band Cynic, and its bassist, Sean Malone, have released the group’s long-awaited record, , Cynic’s first in three years – and its first full-length album since 2008. Malone, aside from his Cynic and solo work, is also an author, having penned four music books, including Music Theory for Bassists and A Portrait of... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

    Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

    The members of Korn are getting new signature instruments from Ibanez this year including bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s K5 Signature Limited Edition bass. The updated K5 takes an opposite aesthetic approach of Fieldy’s black signature bass and features a flat white finish as well as a white painted maple fretboard. The white theme is accented... »

  • Discovering the Right Practice Routine

    Discovering the Right Practice Routine

    Q: Some people stand strongly by the notion of having a true practice routine while others claim that routines stunt growth, because the same thing is being practiced each day (e.g. scale modes in broken thirds with such-and-such technique striving for X bpm). Will you please elaborate on what a routine is and how to... »

  • Aretha Franklin with Jerry Jemmott: “Make It With You” (1971)

    Aretha Franklin with Jerry Jemmott: “Make It With You” (1971)

    Sometimes you just need a nice buttery groove to make your day. Here’s Jerry Jemmott making it happen with Aretha Franklin on the song “Make It With You” during her 1971 concert at Fillmore West. »

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  • HELLYEAH Announce Lineup Change

    HELLYEAH Announce Lineup Change

    HELLYEAH has split ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob “Bobzilla” Kakaha, according to a new post on Blabbermouth. The supergroup didn’t give a specific reason for the split, but posted about it on their Facebook page. “Things happen for necessary reasons,” they wrote. “It’s so easy for people to assume or makeup reasons... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Meet Zach Suter a musician with a very touching story on what music means to him. Early in his musical journey, Zach played cello before turning to the “cool” instrument – the bass. Zach is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of February 17, 2014. Bio: I have been playing music... »

  • Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

    Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

    Zon is going old school with their new Mosaic Mojo model. The new bass carries a classic style and are fitted with a set of Aguilar 60 series pickups to get a vintage sound. The Mosaic Mojo is built with a three-piece maple neck with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Zon offers the bass... »

  • Zander Zon: Kinetic

    Zander Zon: Kinetic

    Zander Zon impresses as always with a performance of his tune, “Kinetic”, from his album, Saturn Return. As Zander explained in our Track by Track feature on the album, “The ideas behind this piece were energy, motion and dynamics, hence the title. I’m using [a] thumb percussive technique … as well as tapping and fingerstyle.”... »

  • Allman Brothers Band Release Two Classic Live Albums

    Allman Brothers Band Release Two Classic Live Albums

    Fans of The Allman Brothers Band’s 1990’s lineup can travel in the wayback machine and experience some of its famed concerts. documents the band’s first long run at the theatre. It, and DVD release , shows off the band after it reconstituted itself for its 1989 20th anniversary with new players, including bassist Allen Woody.... »