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  • Periphery Follows Up Double Album

    Periphery Follows Up Double Album

    Progressive metal band Periphery didn’t rest after releasing a double album in 2015. Instead, the band crafted another album – Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The band features Adam “Nolly” Getgood on bass, who is also instrumental in the album’s production and engineering. However, while Nolly is still a studio member of the band, he has... »

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  • Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances

    Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances

    Several dates of Hiromi Uehara’s trio concerts have been rearranged after the pianist announced that bass legend Anthony Jackson has suffered a medical emergency. Details are slim, but Hiromi posted the news to her Facebook page: “We regret to inform the public that Anthony Jackson is experiencing an unanticipated medical situation,” a statement read. “As... »

  • Bass Tendencies: An Interview with Ra Diaz

    Bass Tendencies: An Interview with Ra Diaz

    Suicidal Tendencies has a legacy of great bassists. Louiche Mayorga, Tim “Rawbiz” Williams, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo have all held the throne, just to name a few. Earlier this year, bassist Ra Diaz stepped up to the plate to carry on the tradition. It’s been a bit of a dream come true... »

  • Children of the Light: Suite for the Americas

    Children of the Light: Suite for the Americas

    Children of the Light is a group consisting of Danilo Pérez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Here’s the group performing “Suite for the Americas”, which was written by Pérez. »

  • The Black Art Jazz Collective Releases “Presented By the Side Door Jazz Club”

    The Black Art Jazz Collective Releases “Presented By the Side Door Jazz Club”

    The Black Art Jazz Collective, featuring Vicente Archer (Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper) on bass, has released Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club. The album refers to the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, Connecticut, which gave the group, which celebrates black culture in a positive way, a two-night gig... »

  • Gator Cases Introduces XL-Sized Aluminum Pedalboard

    Gator Cases Introduces XL-Sized Aluminum Pedalboard

    Gator Cases has unveiled the GPB-XBAK Aluminum Pedalboard. Measuring at 32 inches by 17 inches, the American-made pedalboard can hold up to 20 pedals and includes hook and loop adhesive strips for rearranging them. It also has power supply brackets underneath the board for mountint two separate power supplies. Rear-facing cutouts make it easy to... »

  • Making Arpeggios Musical

    Making Arpeggios Musical

    Q: I know how to outline chords but how do you play them so they don’t sound mechanical or like an exercise? Any particular patterns that you like when approaching a chord? Thanks bud for all of your hard work! A: I’ve written quite a bit about playing arpeggios and inversions through changes (using the... »

  • Nathan Navarro: Super Mario Bass Guitar Playthrough

    Nathan Navarro: Super Mario Bass Guitar Playthrough

    Nathan Navarro is back with another brilliant bass video, and this time he’s playing along with a run-through of World 1-1 from the original Super Mario Brothers. The bassist dials in a retro video game tone before playing the music. He even plays the right sound effects for when Mario jumps, spits fire, gets the... »

  • In Memoriam: Lewie Steinberg

    In Memoriam: Lewie Steinberg

    Original Booker T. & the M.G.’s bassist Lewie Steinberg has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. Steinberg was born in 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee. While many people associate Donald “Duck” Dunn with the M.G.’s, Steinberg was the group’s first bassist and recorded on the first two albums: Green Onions... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ben Titus

    Reader Spotlight: Ben Titus

    Meet Ben Titus, a multi-instrumentalist who calls himself a bassist first, and who keeps busy with a variety of music-related gigs. Ben in this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a born and raised Virginia native who is a recent transplant to the Mid-West. Music has alternately been my... »