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  • Cody Wright and Chaisaray Schenk: Drum & Bass Groove

    Cody Wright and Chaisaray Schenk: Drum & Bass Groove

    The connection between a bassist and a drummer is a special thing. Here’s a great example of that bond with Cody Wright tearing it up with Chaisaray Schenk on a drum and bass groove. Wright kicks things off with a killer bass riff that Schenk immediately syncs up with to form a tight pocket. »

  • Points North Offers Self-Titled Second Album

    Points North Offers Self-Titled Second Album

    Progressive rock power trio Points North, featuring bassist Uriah Duffy (former Whitesnake) has released its second album. The self-titled record from the band, which includes guitarist Eric Barnett and drummer Kevin Aiello features one track with vocals this time out: “Colorblind.” The opening track, “Ignition” impresses: Points North is available on and as a digital... »

  • Pino Palladino Transcription Book Released

    Pino Palladino Transcription Book Released

    It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know or love superstar sideman Pino Palladino’s bass lines, knowingly or unknowingly. Pino Palladino – Bass Transcriptions (w/ bass Tabs) – Classic Fretless Tracks, from playbasslines.com, covers a handful of the songs for which Palladino — who has worked with Tears for Fears, Paul Young, Paul McCartney, Don... »

  • Bass of the Week: Brutal Guitars Egregore 5

    Bass of the Week: Brutal Guitars Egregore 5

    Vitaly Ganya sent us a note suggesting we check out the Brutal Guitars Egregore 5, and I’m glad he did. The instrument is the first bass by Latvian luthier Andrew Schultz and was made in collaboration with Ganya for his band avant-garde band Theatrum. Ganya gave us the whole scoop: “The body of this five... »

  • Edson Barreto: “The Long and Winding Road” Cover for Two Basses

    Edson Barreto: “The Long and Winding Road” Cover for Two Basses

    No Treble reader Edson Barreto shares this video with us of his two-bass arrangement of the Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road”. Edson makes his fretless sing on this one. »

  • They Might Be Giants Dial Up “Glean”

    They Might Be Giants Dial Up “Glean”

    They Might Be Giants has released its 17th album, Glean. It’s a rock record for the duo, which has also recorded several children’s albums (TMBG reportedly has another children’s record in the offing for 2015 as well). TMBG is fronted by songwriters and musicians John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Bassist Danny Weinkauf has been part... »

  • Weekly Top 10: Improving Your Time, New Bass Gear, Top Bass Videos, Bass of the Week and More

    Weekly Top 10: Improving Your Time, New Bass Gear, Top Bass Videos, Bass of the Week and More

    Another great week in the books from the land of the low end. This week, readers enjoyed several of the videos we shared (enough to make 50% of this list). Damian’s column on improving time was another reader favorite, which means people are keeping busy in the shed. Add to that some new gear, our... »

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  • Steve Lawson: Looping Improv

    Steve Lawson: Looping Improv

    Steve Lawson is a master of looping and effects to create enormous soundscapes. He recently sent us this great clip of an improv session that turned out very musical. “[It] started out as a video test and ended up featuring some rather nice music, sort of by accident,” Lawson shares. “It starts out with an... »

  • The Alabama Shakes’ Sophomore Offering Both Far-Out and Soulful

    The Alabama Shakes’ Sophomore Offering Both Far-Out and Soulful

    The Alabama Shakes’ second album, Sound & Color, is being deemed kind of far out by the band itself. Founding member and bassist Zac Cockrell described in Rolling Stone the reaction he’d get when playing the moody, long piece “Gemini” for his friends. ”They’re like, ‘Uhhh… OK.’ I don’t think they liked it. I finally quit... »

  • Mike Gordon Announces Interactive Tour

    Mike Gordon Announces Interactive Tour

    Mike Gordon has announced he’ll be be hitting the road in June in support of his latest album, Overstep. Starting in Charleston, South Carolina, the tour will focus on the East Coast and Midwest with 16 dates. It wraps up June 28th at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. Gordon will be joined by guitarist Scott Murawski, percussionist... »