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Corey Brown

Corey Brown

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.

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, and started again in 2014. He also worked on the Portrait of Jaco… the Early Years box set, designing and producing the packaging for the release in 2003.

Corey was the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com with Seth Godin (acquired in 2014). He is an active web consultant and CEO of Coreyweb LLC.

Corey enjoys the peaceful life in southwest Florida with lots of LPs, and eight or so basses.

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  • Jeff Hughell & Dmitry Lisenko: Evolution Theory

    Jeff Hughell & Dmitry Lisenko: Evolution Theory

    Dmitry Lisenko sent us this video featuring a new project he’s a part of, and it has us quite excited. “[The] ‘Bassists Alliance Project’ is a studio album project funded and lead by Alberto Rigoni and Jeff Hughell,” he shared. “[It features] 10 tracks spanning from prog metal to funky and experimental and features all... »

  • Metropole Orkest with Cory Henry & Jacob Collier: I Thought It Was You

    Metropole Orkest with Cory Henry & Jacob Collier: I Thought It Was You

    The Metropole Orkest was joined by Cory Henry and Jacob Collier for a 2017 show. This clip showcases the combined group performing the Herbie Hancock tune, “I Thought It Was You,” which was arranged by Henry and Rob Taggart. Aram Kersbergen is the bass guitarist on the session, and he lays down one tasty groove. »

  • Valeriy Stepanov, Arkadiy Kornev & Federico Malaman: МИЛАХИ-ЛАСТОЧКИ

    Valeriy Stepanov, Arkadiy Kornev & Federico Malaman: МИЛАХИ-ЛАСТОЧКИ

    A year ago, keyboardist Valeriy Stepanov, drummer Arkadiy Kornev, and bassist Federico Malaman got together to record some music. This video blew us away. Federico is showing his incredible chops (and musicianship) on this tune, which also offers up a sweet solo by him. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

    Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

    Meet Gregory Johnson, who first fell in love with the bass guitar thanks to a Fender Precision back in 1977 and has been on a musical journey ever since. Gregory is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I got serious about playing bass in 2014, and in 2016 I... »

  • Evan Marien: Iceland

    Evan Marien: Iceland

    We’re huge fans of Evan Marien and have been for some time. Check out his latest single, entitled “Iceland,” and you’ll see why. The band includes Julian Pollack on synths, Isamu McGregor on piano, Devin Collins on drums, and of course, Evan on bass. I really dig the use of the Hot Hand. The track... »

  • Berklee Indian Ensemble: 5 Peace Band

    Berklee Indian Ensemble: 5 Peace Band

    I’ve watched this video more times than I can count (and I’m still watching). The Berklee Indian Ensemble, with Guy Bernfeld on bass, performed “5 Peace Band,” and they absolutely nailed it. “The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to present ‘5 Peace Band’ featuring renowned Indian composer and vocalist, Shankar Mahadevan,” the video description reads.... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band with The Wood Brothers: Sweet Virginia

    Tedeschi Trucks Band with The Wood Brothers: Sweet Virginia

    Kevin and I caught the Wheels of Soul Tour stop at Wolf Trap in Virginia last month, which featured Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, and Hot Tuna. Needless to say, it was a night of incredible music and bass playing, thanks to Tim Lefebvre, Chris Wood, and Jack Casady. One of the highlights of... »

  • Sébastien Dubé & Friends: The Wrong Suitcase

    Sébastien Dubé & Friends: The Wrong Suitcase

    Our friend Lloyd Goldstein shared this video on Facebook, saying “Two of my most favorite expressive artists in the whole world. I hope you enjoy this!!!” We love it. Sébastien Dubé and his band perform “The Wrong Suitcase.” That bass tone! Sébastien Dubé »

  • Marcelo Yakko: Love of My Life

    Marcelo Yakko: Love of My Life

    Our good friend Marcelo Yakko shared his latest video with us, and it is beautiful. Marcelo took Queen’s “Love of My Life” and turned it into this amazing solo bass piece. Enjoy. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Gaines Cooper

    Reader Spotlight: Gaines Cooper

    Meet Gaines Cooper, a bassist-turned-guitarist-turned-bassist who got his start when he was 10 years old. He now stays busy playing in two bands. Gaines is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: The first thing I ever learned on bass was when I was 10. After that, I started playing... »