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Corey BrownNo Treble founder Corey Brown credits his love for bass to his parents, who in the early 70′s bought one of those killer stereo systems with the big speakers (and some killer records to go with it), brought it home, and cranked the bass knob to 11.

Corey started playing upright at age 10, switched to sax at 11, and picked up both the upright and electric bass again at 15, never looking back.

After a brief stint at the University of North Texas in the late 80′s, Corey took a new career path in graphic design, which eventually brought him to the web in 1995, another “never-looked-back” moment.

Corey first combined his love for the bass and the web with the official Jaco Pastorius web site, which he ran from 2002 until 2007. He also worked on the Portrait of Jaco… the Early Years box set, designing and producing the packaging for the release in 2003.

Today, Corey is the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com, with Seth Godin and the world’s greatest web team, and runs a web consulting business, Coreyweb, LLC.

Corey enjoys the peaceful life in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with his two daughters lots of LPs, and half a dozen or so basses.

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  • Reader Spotlight: Jamie Mills

    Reader Spotlight: Jamie Mills

    Bassist Jamie Mills hooked us with his very first sentence in his Reader Spotlight profile. Jamie has seen a lot of styles in the 14 years he's played bass, and he's as humble as he is talented from everything we can see. Jamie is this week's No Treble reader in the spotlight. Bio: I'm a… »

  • Meddy Gerville with Michel Alibo: Té kout anou don

    Meddy Gerville with Michel Alibo: Té kout anou don

    Our good friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux keeps us in the loop on some excellent videos I'm afraid we would have otherwise missed. This time around, Sylvain shared this performance by keyboardist Meddy Gerville at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, along with bassist Michel Alibo and drummer Emmanuel Félicité. Sylvain said Gerville's group plays "some traditional music from… »

  • That 1 Guy: Live in Kalamazoo

    That 1 Guy: Live in Kalamazoo

    Our friend Cory O'Brien shared this terrific video, setting it up perfectly by saying it "exemplifies the fact that we are limited only by our imagination". The artist in this video goes by the name That 1 Guy, who averages "150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada." The instrument is something That… »

  • Weekly Top 10: The Dan Briggs Interview, Remembering Bob Babbitt, One Glitzy Bass, New Bass Gear and More

    Weekly Top 10: The Dan Briggs Interview, Remembering Bob Babbitt, One Glitzy Bass, New Bass Gear and More

    There's so much bass goodness in this week's top 10, I can hardly contain myself. MarloweDK's cool lesson on covering all the keys, a handful crazy good bass videos, Damian Erskine's ask column on how to decide to take the gig, some new gear and one glitzy bass of the week. Here is your top… »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Pink Moon

    Meshell Ndegeocello: Pink Moon

    Earlier this year, Meshell Ndegeocello went into The Boombox's studio for Off the Record. One of the performances of that session was her cover of Nick Drake’s "Pink Moon" - the title track from Drake's last album. In 1974, Drake committed suicide at the age of 26. During his short career, he wasn't able to… »

  • John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

    John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey: Double Bass Jam

    We know you love bass like we do, so this one is going to be especially great - at least four times as great. In September, 2013, John Patitucci, Victor Bailey, Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten took the stage at the Berklee Performance Center for this "Double Bass Jam", along with drummer Derico Watson. The… »

  • Adrian Belew Power Trio: Three Of A Perfect Pair

    Adrian Belew Power Trio: Three Of A Perfect Pair

    We've heard Julie Slick has a new album out (more on that very soon). That reminded us of our first experience hearing Julie, with the Adrian Belew Power Trio back in 2008. The trio at that time also included Julie's brother Eric Slick. Here they are performing the King Crimson tune "Three of a Perfect… »

  • Reader Spotlight: Brian Dawley

    Reader Spotlight: Brian Dawley

    Meet Brian Dawley, a bassist from Boston who seems pretty well grounded in life (his list of "important things" is not only short, it is one-third "bass"). And I believe that for the very first time in our Reader Spotlight history, the answer to our "superpower" question also included the "Kryptonite," which is a pretty… »

  • Oceakyl: Visions?

    Oceakyl: Visions?

    Emeline Fougeray is one of two bassists in Oceakyl, a band started by the group’s other bassist, Olivier Carole. Emeline sent me this video of their tune "Visions?", which offers up a ton of bass goodness. Emeline holds down the low end while Olivier plays the melody. The trio also includes drummer Mogan Cornebert. … »

  • Weekly Top 10: Carol Kaye & Gene Simmons, Losing a Legend, Popular Bass Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Carol Kaye & Gene Simmons, Losing a Legend, Popular Bass Videos and More

    We usually call these top 10 lists the "best in bass for the week". And the #1 item on the list certainly fits that category perfectly. But late Friday afternoon, we learned of the passing of one of our heroes, Charlie Haden. Readers responded with a lot of heartfelt comments on No Treble and our… »