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  • Cheikh Ndoye Group: “Alchemy”, Live at the Kennedy Center

    Cheikh Ndoye Group: “Alchemy”, Live at the Kennedy Center

    Check out this video of Cheikh Ndoye’s electrifying performance on his tune “Alchemy.” Taken from a performance at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the song brings together world music and classic jazz fusion with an unstoppable groove. Ndoye takes the first solo, utilizing a pitch shifter to get add a cool texture to... »

  • Every Time I Die Releases “From Parts Unknown”

    Every Time I Die Releases “From Parts Unknown”

    Every Time I Die has returned with , their first studio album to feature bassist Steve Micciche since his return to the band. Micciche was originally the band’s third bassist from 2001 to 2005 and replaced Josh Newton in 2011. Vocalist Keith Buckley says the album is a return to the band’s more dynamic style... »

  • Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals

    Fender Launches Four New Micro-Sized Pedals

    Fender has announced a new line of micro-sized pedals including an ABY switcher, a compressor, a DI, and a graphic EQ. Each of the compact pedals weighs about 5.6 ounces and measures 93.5 millimeters deep, 42 millimeters wide, and 52 millimeters tall. Fender Micro ABY Pedal The Micro ABY allows for players to switch between... »

  • Atom: Balinica

    Atom: Balinica

    Bassist Nikola Bocvarov sent in this video of his fusion band Atom getting down on their tune “Balinica.” The piece brings together a lot of influences. Bocvarov shares that it is “an instrumental music piece with elements of jazz rock fusion and a touch of traditional Macedonian melody. The song is interpreted with 13/8, 5/8... »

  • Georgia Anne Muldrow Releases “Ms. One” with MonoNeon

    Georgia Anne Muldrow Releases “Ms. One” with MonoNeon

    MonoNeon, a lefty known for playing a right-handed bass upside down, has brought his style to Georgia Anne Muldrow’s rap/experimental EP, Ms. One. Muldrow, the daughter of musicians — her late father invented instruments for Eddie Harris — has put together a rap collection that still harkens back to a love of 70s jazz/soul/funk sounds.... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Ray Brown

    Bass Players To Know: Ray Brown

    It’s about time to spread the love a little for the double bass, and today we’re focusing on the superbly classy and undeniably classic, Ray Brown. So who is Ray Brown? A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Brown grew up playing piano and made the transition to bass while in high school. Like many Pennsylvanian-born bass... »

  • Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance

    Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance

    We’re celebrating Independence Day the No Treble way today. And there’s nothing better than this solo bass performance by Stu Hamm. Have a safe and happy Fourth everyone! »

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  • Simon Goulding Releases “Bass Workshop” Instructional Book

    Simon Goulding Releases “Bass Workshop” Instructional Book

    Fusion jazz bassist Simon Goulding has published a new instructional book. Bass Workshop features over 100 pages of instruction and exercises as well as a glossary of scales, clavé patterns, chart geography, and a section entitled “Using Music to Develop Technique.” “In Bass Workshop I simply offer the facts of music and the essential skills... »

  • Bass of the Week: Keybass 3.0

    Bass of the Week: Keybass 3.0

    We love innovative basses, so when Jonathan Dauphinais announced the Keybass 3.0, we were pumped. The instrument is a bass guitar with a keyboard synthesizer mounted to its lower half so that each can be played simultaneously. Dauphinais first started experimenting in 2007. This is the third model of his concept, which was completely custom... »

  • Bass Remix: An Interview with David Pastorius

    Bass Remix: An Interview with David Pastorius

    David Pastorius has been smashing expectations for as long as he’s been playing bass. The last time we talked with him, Pastorius told us about the impact of being the nephew of legendary electric bassist Jaco Pastorius, notably that his influences and style come from another place with an edgier rock sound. Now he is... »