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  • Elevator Man: An Interview with Lorenzo Feliciati

    Elevator Man: An Interview with Lorenzo Feliciati

    Like much of his music, Italian bassist and composer Lorenzo Feliciati’s new album, , blends his loves of jazz and rock together in an amazing and eclectic way. However, the new release has a decidedly prog-rock flavor that evokes the likes of King Crimson and Allan Holdsworth while remaining entirely fresh. That’s not an accident.... »

  • Sting: Message In A Bottle, Live in Paris

    Sting: Message In A Bottle, Live in Paris

    Sting recently released a new concert video called Live at the Olympia Paris, and it’s just more proof that he’s still on top of the game. Filmed in April 2017, the performance includes plenty from his latest release, 57th and 9th, but it also goes back to the hits. “Message In A Bottle” has always... »

  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Returns with “Who Built The Moon?”

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Returns with “Who Built The Moon?”

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds has released their third studio album, entitled Who Built the Moon? The release is anchored by two bassists: Samuel Dixon and Jason Falkner. Each lays down muscular, driving bass lines to make the rock album danceable. That makes sense especially for Dixon, who has also played for and produced artists... »

  • Neunaber Audio Effects Unveils the Inspire Tri-Chorus Plus Pedal

    Neunaber Audio Effects Unveils the Inspire Tri-Chorus Plus Pedal

    Neunaber Audio has introduced the Inspire Tri-Chorus Plus, a pedal that offers eight stereo chorus effects. Featuring true bypass and mono or stereo i/o, the pedal ranges from classic to modern sounds. “Some of Inspire’s effects are my take on the classic effects that come to mind when you think of tri-chorus, while others are... »

  • Practicing Slower Tempos

    Practicing Slower Tempos

    Q: I don’t know about you, but when I was a younger and less experienced player, I used to dread playing the faster, up-tempo passages or songs. But that all seemed to resolve itself with practice, and now as an older – hopefully wiser – player, I have come to realize what I have should... »

  • Frescia Belmar: Gracias a la Vida

    Frescia Belmar: Gracias a la Vida

    Frescia Belmar paid tribute to Chilean songwriter Violeta Parra in October with this incredible solo version of the song “Gracias a la Vida”, which translates to “Thanks to Life.” Celebrating what would have been Parra’s 100th birthday, Belmar wrote, “Happy Bday Violeta! Grateful for such a beautiful legacy you’ve left to the world!” She captures... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Guillaume Couture

    Reader Spotlight: Guillaume Couture

    Meet Guillaume Couture, a bassist from Canada who had the good fortune of growing up around a P-bass (his dad’s). Guillaume started experimenting with it, kicking off a 12-year (and counting) run on the bass. Guillaume is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: For as... »

  • In Memoriam: Robert “Pops” Popwell

    In Memoriam: Robert “Pops” Popwell

    Robert “Pops” Popwell, who played with The Young Rascals and The Crusaders, has passed away. He was 70 years old. Born in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1946, Popwell started his career in the ’60s. He quickly got work in the jazz and R&B worlds. In 1970 alone, he recorded with Doris Duke, Hubert Laws, Deryll... »

  • KAE Systems Unveils the MIDI Ant Foot Controller

    KAE Systems Unveils the MIDI Ant Foot Controller

    KAE Systems has released the MIDI Ant, a compact MIDI foot controller designed for versatility. The pedal can activate any program or patch in any existing MIDI device in a chain of up to nine devices. Sporting a bright 3-digit LED display, it offers a fully customizable view of the program/patch number and can generate... »

  • Groove Spoon: Simple Step

    Groove Spoon: Simple Step

    It has been a while since we featured a video by the band known as Groove Spoon. This 2009 clip showcases the group in a performance of “Simple Step.” You’ll recognize some familiar faces here too – from the band Vulfpeck – including bassist Joe Dart, drummer Jack Stratton, and vocalist Antwaun Stanley. The track... »