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  • Making Your Own Latin Jazz Bass Lines

    Making Your Own Latin Jazz Bass Lines

    Q: I’m sitting here listening to your Trios CD, which has become one of my favorite discs – if it is at all possible to wear out a CD, I’m doing it with Trios! For “Mambo for Tajrid”, “Costa Del Sol”, Corea’s “Spain”, et al, on the CD, what suggestions do you have for getting... »

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  • Young Pandas: Suspended

    Young Pandas: Suspended

    No Treble reader and bassist Kyle Nagel sent us this video of his band Young Pandas. Kyle shared the process behind this and their other videos: “This is a recording we made at The Farm Studio in Westchester, PA… We went on a spring tour right after the recording an so are just releasing the... »

  • Classical Bassist Niek de Groot Plays “The Sonatas”

    Classical Bassist Niek de Groot Plays “The Sonatas”

    Leading classical double bassist Niek de Groot has joined with pianist Catherine Klipfel to release The Sonatas, featuring performances of works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Paul Hindemith and Pēteris Vasks. The album also includes de Groot’s arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ Sonata for piano and cello in E minor, op.38. deGroot, a senior professor at Folkwang University... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Sean Bellamy

    Reader Spotlight: Sean Bellamy

    From where I sit, it sure looks like bassist Sean Bellamy is living the dream. For starters, he lives in Music City, has steady gigs, and interned with Victor Wooten and Chuck Rainey. Sean is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of October 26th, and here’s his story… Bio: Sean Bellamy... »

  • Hudson Electronics Introduces Sidecar Overdrive Pedal

    Hudson Electronics Introduces Sidecar Overdrive Pedal

    Hudson Electronics has announced the Sidecar, a germanium clipping overdrive based on the classic 808 circuit. The pedal also features a 2-band EQ inspired by a vintage Studer recording console. “The front end of the Sidecar is a modified version of the classic 808 overdrive, tuned for a bigger low-end, wider gain range and greater... »

  • Johann Berby: Gramoun Lontan

    Johann Berby: Gramoun Lontan

    Born on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, Johann Berby’s music brings together elements of various African genres to create his own style. Check out this clip of “Gramoun Lontan,” taken from his album . »

  • King Crimson Issues Massive THRAK Limited Edition

    King Crimson Issues Massive THRAK Limited Edition

    King Crimson’s new 16-disc box set of music assembles everything a fan could want from the band’s mid-1990s output. The THRAK limited edition, with the great and prolific Tony Levin (also known for his work with Peter Gabriel and session expertise on more than 500 records) on bass, combines DVD/Blu-ray and audio content. The set... »

  • Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass

    Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass

    Are you a bass enthusiast, but not a bass player? You might be able to change that. Hal Leonard Corp. has released the book Teach Yourself to Play Bass: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners. As it notes on the cover, you don’t even need to read music to start. The book instructs using... »

  • Bass of the Week: Colin Edwin’s Wal Mk 1 Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Colin Edwin’s Wal Mk 1 Fretless

    Prog bassist Colin Edwin has been sharing details of his bass arsenal on his blog, including his exquisite Wal Mk 1 Fretless. The Porcupine Tree member explains that the model is probably his most played bass as he used it exclusively for several years. “Made in 1984 at Electric Wood in the UK, my Wal... »

  • Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley: Let Him Out

    Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley: Let Him Out

    We’re celebrating funk bass legend Bootsy Collins’ birthday today. Here’s a great clip of Collins laying down the groove with fellow James Brown band alumni Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley on Letterman in 1990. Happy birthday, Bootsy! »