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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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  • Zander Zon: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

    Zander Zon: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

    We don’t just geek out over the bass, we also geek out about Star Wars. So today is an exciting day where we get to see the combination of both. In celebration of The Last Jedi, Zander Zon has put together his solo bass arrangement of the film’s theme song. »

  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (November 2017)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (November 2017)

    Time for one of our favorite top 10 lists of the month: the reader favorite videos. Here are the 10 most watched videos we shared in November, 2017. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Tim Akers & The Smoking Section: Uptown Funk Tim Akers & The Smoking Section is a group of stellar musicians... »

  • Karl Clews: Run For Cover

    Karl Clews: Run For Cover

    Karl Clews recently sent us this video of his ambitious all-bass arrangement of Marcus Miller’s “Run for Cover.” Karl shared: “I imagine a lot of folks have a go at Marcus Miller’s iconic bass part for ‘Run For Cover’, but there probably aren’t many foolish enough to try playing the melody at the same time!... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: The Letter

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: The Letter

    Tedeschi Trucks Band shared this excellent video from their performance at Gathering of the Vibes on July 31, 2015. The band perform’s Joe Cocker’s version of “The Letter,” with some typically wonderful bass lines by Tim Lefebvre. »

  • Lake Street Dive: Mistakes

    Lake Street Dive: Mistakes

    Back in 2016, Lake Street Dive hit the Bose studios to record a session. This clip of “Mistakes” features a solid groove by bassist Bridget Kearney, who also contributes backing vocals. »

  • Voba Sound Experience: Come Together / Uptown Funk

    Voba Sound Experience: Come Together / Uptown Funk

    Roberto Pace sent me his latest video from Voba Sound Experience, and it is killer. Joined by Marta Giulioni on vocals, the duo combines “Come Together” and “Uptown Funk.” »

  • Phil X & The Drills: Superstition

    Phil X & The Drills: Superstition

    I stumbled upon this excellent video of Phil X & The Drills recently, and I was an instant fan. Anchored by bassist Daniel Spree – who offers up some monster tone – here’s the band performing “Superstition.” »

  • KNOWER: Time Traveler

    KNOWER: Time Traveler

    The last time we featured one of the “live sesh” videos by KNOWER (with bassist Sam Wilkes), it was a huge hit. Here’s another. This time around, they perform “Time Traveler,” which was “recorded at some guy’s house” in July. The band issued a warning for this video: “Fast Song.” But it also has a... »

  • Brad Russell: Van Halen’s Spanish Fly on Bass

    Brad Russell: Van Halen’s Spanish Fly on Bass

    Brad Russell loves taking tunes written for guitar and turning them into solo bass pieces. He shared his latest effort with us, tackling Van Halen’s “Spanish Fly.” “I feel when a piece of music like Bach or Miles Davis is played it can be played on ANY instrument and sound good that’s a true sign... »

  • Richard Bona and Metropole Orkest: Three Views of a Secret

    Richard Bona and Metropole Orkest: Three Views of a Secret

    In 2013, Richard Bona joined the Metropole Orkest for a performance at Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam. Among the tunes they played was Jaco Pastorius’s “Three Views of a Secret.” This has always been one of my all-time favorite tunes, and it was a treat to check out this rendition. »