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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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  • The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

    The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

    We first featured The Lemon Twigs here in January. We’ve been checking out more of their music ever since. Here’s another clip from their KEXP studio appearance, with Megan Zeankowski on bass. »

  • Ray Riendeau: Fire and Rain

    Ray Riendeau: Fire and Rain

    It’s a solo bass day around here at NT HQ. We just spotted this new one by Ray Riendeau, who took James Taylor’s iconic folk hit, “Fire and Rain,” and made it his own. “This song always reminds me of the loved ones who have passed away, and I miss so dearly,” Ray shares. “I... »

  • Hungry Beats: Highway Hypnosis

    Hungry Beats: Highway Hypnosis

    Antonin Rubatat shared the latest (and last) video of his “Hungry Beats” project series with us. The duo of Antonin and drummer Romain Chenard wrote this tune in a short period of time, which is mostly improvised. We’ve really enjoyed the series by these guys. Hope to see more of them in the future. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dmitry Budko

    Reader Spotlight: Dmitry Budko

    Meet Dmitry Budko, a bassist and techie from Belarus who is dedicated to his music, and pushing the envelope on his sound. Dmitry is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born in Minsk in 1987. This is the capital of a country called Belarus (it’s between Poland... »

  • Harvey Mason’s Chameleon, with Fred Washington Jr.: Actual Proof (Live)

    Harvey Mason’s Chameleon, with Fred Washington Jr.: Actual Proof (Live)

    Drummer Harvey Mason took his band Chameleon to the 2015 Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival. Here’s a clip of them performing Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” The band features Fred Washington Jr. on bass, Kamasi Washington on sax, John Beasley on keyboards, and of course, Mason on drums. »

  • Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Remembering Steve Lang and Elliott Rubinson, Victor Wooten Live, Making Time for Practice and More

    Weekly Top 10: New Bass Gear, Remembering Steve Lang and Elliott Rubinson, Victor Wooten Live, Making Time for Practice and More

    This week, we remembered two bass legends, following the passing of Steve Lang and Elliott Rubinson. We also covered more bass gear news from last month’s NAMM show, offered up a couple of great columns by Damian Erskine and Donovan stokes, and more. Here are the top 10 most read stories of the week of... »

  • Atticus Lazenby Group: Orange

    Atticus Lazenby Group: Orange

    We love getting videos from our readers. Here’s one Atticus Lazenby just sent us, featuring his group performing live at Esquina Chicago. “This is a live recording of my band, the Atticus Lazenby Group, performing one of my compositions called ‘Orange’,” the bassist wrote. “It’s got a latin-funk feel and features a dueling-guitar solo. This... »

  • YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Official)

    YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Official)

    Last June, we featured the audio track for YYNOT’s original tune, “Kingdom Come.” Now the band has released their official video. The Rush-inspired virtual band did this video the way they’ve put together all their terrific covers: shot/recorded in multiple locations, including Southern California, Florida, and Nashville. As always, Tim Starace drives things with his... »

  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride’s New Jawn: Raise Four

    Christian McBride has a new band, known as the New Jawn Quartet. Thanks to the good folks at SFJAZZ, we have some footage to share. “Echoing the two horns/no piano lineup of the classic Ornette Coleman quartet, New Jawn is comprised of some of the most forward-thinking jazz artists on today’s scene,” SFJAZZ shared. We... »

  • Evan Marien: Heart

    Evan Marien: Heart

    Evan Marien has wowed us many times with his playing – and teaming up with a stellar drummer. Today’s video features Evan with drummer Justin Brown on the tune “Heart,” which appears on the bassist’s 4-track EP, EP2. »