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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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  • Reader Spotlight: Rachel Rhodes

    Reader Spotlight: Rachel Rhodes

    Meet Rachel Rhodes, a musician who started life in Austin, Texas and now lives in France playing music and working on mobile games. While she started on other instruments, she credits her dad with showing her the way, with plenty of James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, David Hood, and others in rotation. Rachel is this week’s... »

  • Mike Stern: Tipatina’s (Live, 2011)

    Mike Stern: Tipatina’s (Live, 2011)

    Mike Stern and his band took the stage at Jazz à Vienne in 2011, along with guest Didier Lockwood on violin. Here they are performing “Tipatina’s,” which appeared on Stern’s 1999 album, Play. Bassist Tom Kennedy plays a fierce bass line throughout, with Dave Weckl on drums. »

  • Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

    Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

    No Treble reader Ruud sent us this video of a bassist who goes by Bunzing, who took Vulfpeck’s “Dean Town” and Weather Report’s “Teen Town,” and arranged it into a single tune. “I used the rhythm of Jaco’s part and wrote new notes for it to fit Dean Town’s chord progression. It turned out to... »

  • Frank Zappa: Black Napkins (Live, 1977)

    Frank Zappa: Black Napkins (Live, 1977)

    Frank Zappa’s 1977 performance at the Palladium Theater offered up some incredible concert footage. This remastered video of “Black Napkins” shows the band in top form. The line up included Patrick O’Hearn on bass, Terry Bozzio on drums, Adrian Belew on guitar, Ed Mann on percussion, and Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf on keys. Great... »

  • Marcus Miller: Hylife (Live)

    Marcus Miller: Hylife (Live)

    Zycopolis TV just shared a video of Marcus Miller and his band performing in Olympia in 2016. Here’s the band playing “Hylife” from the concert – a tune from Miller’s album, Afrodeezia. »

  • Leonid & Friends: You Are On My Mind

    Leonid & Friends: You Are On My Mind

    Leonid Vorobyev is back with another Chicago cover by his group, Leonid & Friends. The group was created as a tribute “to one of the greatest bands in the world.” This time around, they tackle “You Are On My Mind,” from the multi-platinum Chicago X album, released in 1976. »

  • Zander Zon: Inception’s “Time”

    Zander Zon: Inception’s “Time”

    Zander Zon is a huge fan of Hans Zimmer, especially his collaborations with Christopher Nolan on movies. Inception is one of them, as well as Interstellar (check out his Interstellar Medley video we shared last month). So Zander took on a big project: creating his own special arrangement of “Time” from Inception using bass, cello,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Adam Duym

    Reader Spotlight: Adam Duym

    Meet Adam Duym, a trumpeter-turned-bassist who now teaches music for a living, as well as actively gigs in a band and as a sub. Adam is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I was your quintessential “band nerd” in high school, playing trumpet in the... »

  • Sons Of Apollo: Coming Home

    Sons Of Apollo: Coming Home

    Billy Sheehan is part of a new supergroup, dubbed Sons Of Apollo. Joining Sheehan are Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (formerly of Guns N’ Roses), and Jeff Scott Soto (Journey and Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). The band is set to release their debut, Psychotic Symphony, on October... »

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

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

    It is that time again when we celebrate the top 10 No Treble reader favorite videos for the month. Here’s some bass awesomeness from the month of September. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Les Paul with Carol Kaye: Live at The Iridium Chris Lentz shared this gem of a video, which features a... »