No 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 wife, two daughters, a little red convertible Karmann Ghia, lots of LPs, and a few basses.
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Great bass is alive and well here in No Treble land, from videos to gear new and old to great how to columns. Here are the top 10 most popular stories, features, videos and columns on No Treble for the week of May 12-18, 2013. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Fabienne Gilbert: “Come...continue reading »
Here’s a fun tune and video featuring the bass work of Rob Derhak with moe. The tune is “Timmy Tucker”, and it starts off just right. This performance took place at moe.down 11 in Mohawk, NY back in September, 2010. The tune is from the band’s 1994 album, Headseed.continue reading »
I’m on a bit of a solo bass kick lately, in case you didn’t notice. And in a mellow mood today. This video served up the perfect combo. Andrea Lombardini took Brian Eno’s “By This River” and arranged it for solo bass, with the help of some “bottle neck” styling, thanks to a glass he...continue reading »
I love Huw Foster’s approach to solo bass arrangements. Here’s another great example of his playing and musicianship on this bass-focused version of Coldplay’s “Trouble”. Huw is joined by Joe Jacquest on vocals.continue reading »
All photos by Dean Schmideg Bassist, designer and copywriter Adrian Elton shares his beautiful 1966 Höfner 500/1 this time around. Karl Höfner GmbH & Co. KG began building instruments in 1887, later becoming the largest manufacturer of string instruments in Germany. Much of the company’s popularity is attributed to Paul McCartney’s use Höfner 500/1 bass,...continue reading »
It has been nearly two years since we first featured the band known as the Crash Kings. We were immediately drawn in by their story first, and then the music made us big time fans. Bassist Mike Beliveau and his brother Tony (keyboards and vocals), formed this band to create a big rock sound without...continue reading »
We don’t feature a ton of bass play-alongs here, but when Francis Allen shared this one, it was too darn funky to ignore. Here’s Fabienne Gilbert laying it down on Jaco Pastorius’ fun and funky tune, “Come On Come Over”.continue reading »
Meet Charles Robitaille, a bassist from Montreal who got a later start in life than many here, but made up for it with hard work and a love for the bass. Charles is our reader in the spotlight for the week of May 13, 2013. Bio: Well I started playing pretty late, at about 17...continue reading »
Today is Jack Bruce‘s 70th birthday, so we’re celebrating with some old school Cream. This footage of the tune “I’m So Glad” is from Cream’s “final farewell” tour in November, 1968. The extended solo break features some great bass by Jack, and lots of focus on his playing. Happy birthday, Jack!continue reading »
Christian McBride makes his return with Inside Straight today with the release of People Music. The album comes nearly four years after the group’s debut, Kind of Brown. The new album finds the quintet in hard-swing mode, delivering what they call “more road-tested, ‘lived-in’ Inside Straight” in an accessible way, and one that makes the...continue reading »