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  • Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Released in Comprehensive Set

    Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Released in Comprehensive Set

    All the recordings made in two days worth of sessions for saxophonist/composer John Coltrane’s jazz classic A Love Supreme album have been released as A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters. The set features extensive takes from the sessions – including all six takes of the suite’s opener, “Acknowledgement” – as well as all overdubs and... »

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  • Cog Effects Introduces T-16 Analog Octave Pedal

    Cog Effects Introduces T-16 Analog Octave Pedal

    Cog Effects has launched the T-16 Analog Octave, a pedal they say is “engineered to provide huge octave down tones in a tiny enclosure.” The UK-built stompbox offers level controls for clean and octave down signals as well as a variable Filter control to adjust the octave down signal voicing between synthy and subby. The... »

  • Groove – Episode #12: Stuart Hamm

    Groove – Episode #12: Stuart Hamm

    Is there a better way to celebrate the one year anniversary of Groove – The No Treble Podcast than to dive into the amazingly, unconventional and beautiful playing of Stuart Hamm? Back in the late eighties, I made the mistake of thinking that Hamm was a full-on rocker, due to his work with Steve Vai,... »

  • Mike Zabrin: Slice/What’s The Deal

    Mike Zabrin: Slice/What’s The Deal

    After releasing Funktastic last year, bassist Mike Zabrin is back with a new single called “Slice”. Starting as a tender and introspective piece, the song morphs into a mid-tempo groove before kicking it up another notch into an upbeat jam. Check out this clip of Zabrin and his band throwing down on “Slice” as well... »

  • Fare The Well Shows Released

    Fare The Well Shows Released

    Did you miss The Grateful Dead’s Fare The Well shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago? No worries. There’s a “best of” live album documenting the best performances from the three-date stand by the band’s remaining members, including bassist Phil Lesh, augmented by musicians like Phish’s Trey Anastasio, in honor of the band’s 50th... »

  • Learning to Jam

    Learning to Jam

    Q: Okay, I am an old rookie bass player. I always wanted to play, but I just took a long time to get started. I am playing with the praise band at my church currently, which is great; it’s making me take it seriously, and is a very forgiving environment as I learn. So far,... »

  • Danielle Nicole: Just Give Me Tonight

    Danielle Nicole: Just Give Me Tonight

    After Trampled Under Foot dissolved, lead singer and bassist Danielle Nicole struck out on her own, and we’re glad she did. This clip is a big reason why. Shot at Knuckleheads in Kansas City, Nicole and her group get deep on the ballad “Just Give Me Tonight” from the bandleader’s album Wolf’s Den. She lays... »

  • Mai Agan’s Group Releases Sophomore Effort

    Mai Agan’s Group Releases Sophomore Effort

    Estonian bass player/composer Mai Agan, known for her work in a variety of genres, from pop to jazz, has released her second album with her jazz-fusion band, MaiGroup. Titled You, the album from the Estonian/Swedish group is filled with music dedicated to the people who have inspired Agan. The result is “Something magical,” as you’ll... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Frescia Belmar

    Reader Spotlight: Frescia Belmar

    Frescia Belmar has always been drawn to music, despite being part of what she describes as a “non-musical family”. The path to bass was not a quick one for her, but that eventually became her instrument of choice. Frescia is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: Frescia Belmar is... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2015

    Time flies when you’re having fun, and as each month comes to a close, it means it is time for our monthly bass gear roundup. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for November, 2015. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Stash Stainless Bass Guitars’ Two New Models Stash Stainless has expanded... »