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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.

Corey was the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com with Seth Godin (acquired in 2014), and runs a web consulting business, Coreyweb, LLC.

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

Articles by Corey Brown:

  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Joe Pass: Oleo

    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Joe Pass: Oleo

    Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of the greats – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – who was born on this day in 1946. Here’s the bass great performing “Oleo” with guitarist Joe Pass on October 24, 1992 at the Jazz Baltica festival in Germany. Happy birthday, NHØP. You are missed! »

  • Reader Spotlight: Hector “Hexbass” Rodriguez

    Reader Spotlight: Hector “Hexbass” Rodriguez

    Meet Hector “Hexbass” Rodriguez, a bassist who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum (or bass). A musician who doesn’t want to do “same cookie-cutter stuff”, he’s navigating the world of music and doing his own thing. Hexbass is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was... »

  • Contest: Win a Robert “Bubby” Lewis Bass Gear Prize Pack from Gallien-Krueger, MTD, Gruv Gear and La Bella

    Contest: Win a Robert “Bubby” Lewis Bass Gear Prize Pack from Gallien-Krueger, MTD, Gruv Gear and La Bella

    Gallien-Krueger, MTD, Gruv Gear, La Bella and No Treble are teaming up for an ultimate Robert “Bubby” Lewis bass gear giveaway! Three lucky winners will be selected in a random drawing on June 24, 2016. Good luck! Grand Prize: One lucky winner will receive a Gallien-Krueger CX410/MB Fusion 800 bass head/cabinet combo, a MTD Kingston... »

  • Coffee Break Grooves: Marcelo Yakko Jam

    Coffee Break Grooves: Marcelo Yakko Jam

    The music of bassist Marcelo Yakko is on heavy rotation in my library. I just spotted this great video of him jamming along to one of the Coffee Break Grooves backing tracks, and it knocked me out like so much of his music. Marcelo is jamming to the track “Chill 1-2”, which you can get... »

  • Carlos Santana/Wayne Shorter Group: Deeper Dig Deeper (Live, 1988)

    Carlos Santana/Wayne Shorter Group: Deeper Dig Deeper (Live, 1988)

    Here’s a great old clip of the Carlos Santana/Wayne Shorter Group performing the Santana tune “Deeper, Dig Deeper” at Pori Jazz in 1988. Laying down the groove is the one and only Alphonso Johnson. Such great footage. »

  • Weekly Top 10: Meaningful Practice, Remembering Jane Little, O Bass Review, Vulfpeck Transcription and More

    Weekly Top 10: Meaningful Practice, Remembering Jane Little, O Bass Review, Vulfpeck Transcription and More

    Time to celebrate a whole lotta bass with another edition of the weekly top 10. Here are the No Treble reader favorite stories, lessons, videos and more for the week of May 14-20, 2016. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Making Practice Meaningful This week, a reader asks Damian Erskine for advice on... »

  • Rush: Working Man (Live, 1974)

    Rush: Working Man (Live, 1974)

    In April 1974, Rush took the stage at the Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines. Here’s a clip of the band performing “Working Man”, which includes John Rutsey on drums (who was replaced by Neil Peart just a few months later) and Geddy Lee rocking a P-bass. The tape of this concert was found... »

  • King Crimson: Thela Hun Ginjeet (Live, 1984)

    King Crimson: Thela Hun Ginjeet (Live, 1984)

    I’ve been on a King Crimson – and Tony Levin – kick lately, which brought me to binge watching a ton of videos of the band. Here’s a 1984 performance of “Thela Hun Ginjeet”, with Levin’s tremendous bass line for you to enjoy. »

  • Dennis Chambers: Fall Out

    Dennis Chambers: Fall Out

    Dennis Chambers recorded his album in 2013 with an impressive line up of musicians. Among the tunes on that album is “Fall Out”, which features a nice groove thanks to Chambers and bassist Rossana Nicolosi. »

  • Alasdair McLachlan: Vulfpeck’s “Conscious Club” Bass Playthrough and Transcription

    Alasdair McLachlan: Vulfpeck’s “Conscious Club” Bass Playthrough and Transcription

    Alasdair McLachlan shared this video and transcription with us of Vulfpeck’s tune “Conscious Club”, which appeared on the band’s 2015 release, Thill of the Arts. “I’m sure we all have a mutual love of Vulfpeck and Joe Dart,” he shared. “This one was a challenge to learn. Joe Dart is groovy and lightning fast, this... »