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  • Ron Carter Releases New Record With Houston Person

    Ron Carter Releases New Record With Houston Person

    Legendary bassist Ron Carter and saxophonist Houston Person have collaborated for more than 25 years, and their latest release aptly describes their musical relationship: Chemistry. Carter is known for his prolific recording — he’s appeared on more than 1,100 jazz sessions – his time in the Miles Davis Quintet, and his compositions, as well as... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2016

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2016

    It’s the beginning of the month, which means it is time for us to look back at the popular gear stories we ran last month. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite stories from June, 2016. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. And sorry for the GAS. 1. Fender Limited Edition American Standard... »

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  • Cigir Kazimoglu: U Can’t Hold No Groove

    Cigir Kazimoglu: U Can’t Hold No Groove

    Cigir Kazimoglu sent us this video of him performing Victor Wooten’s most excellent tune, “U Can’t Hold No Groove.” The video even caught the eye of Vic on Facebook, who said “Very nice! I like it!” That should say it all. »

  • Budgie Three-Album Set Released

    Budgie Three-Album Set Released

    Welsh hard rockers Budgie were often thought of as something of a cross between Rush and Black Sabbath. However, the trio, led by bassist/vocalist Burke Shelley, never hit it as big. But, in later years, bands Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth cited the group as an influence. For fans, or people who haven’t yet encountered... »