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  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords

    If you’re curious about playing chords on the bass or you just want to hone your skills, you’re in luck. Janek Gwizdala has released Chordal Harmony: A Comprehensive Guide to Chords on Bass. The extensive eBook includes bass and treble clef notation as well as TAB for learning the exercises. Furthermore, accompanying HD video will... »

  • Bass Bash Returns for 2017

    Bass Bash Returns for 2017

    The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio... »

  • Mike Stern Band: KT

    Mike Stern Band: KT

    The Mike Stern Band always seems to feature an impressive lineup, and this one is no exception. In this clip, the band performs “KT” at the Blue Note Milano on November 4th, 2015. The group this time features Stern on guitar, Janek Gwizdala on bass, Randy Brecker on trumpet and Steve Smith on drums. »

  • Peter Erskine’s Latest Features Janek Gwizdala on Bass

    Peter Erskine’s Latest Features Janek Gwizdala on Bass

    Drummer Peter Erskine, known for his work with a variety of artists and his days in the great fusion band Weather Report, has released a new album, Dr. Um, that takes him back to the kind of drumming he did as a fusion player. Erskine calls it, “the kind of record that I’ve wanted to... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Releases “Motion Picture”

    Janek Gwizdala Releases “Motion Picture”

    Janek Gwizdala has released his sixth album as a leader, entitled . The instrumental album features a core trio of Gwizdala, guitarist Nir Felder, and drummer Gary Husband with guest keyboardist Jeff Babko appearing on four songs. Each of the members contribute incredible performances to create an engrossing sonic atmosphere that swings from introspective meditations... »

  • Janek Gwizdala: “Day Tripper” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Janek Gwizdala: “Day Tripper” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Last year, the No Treble crew got the chance to check out and visit with all the great bassists at Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp. One of the evenings included a Beatles tribute concert with each of the guest artists putting their own spin on the Fab Four’s work. While all of them were spectacular,... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

    Janek Gwizdala has a new instructional book out. All the Good Stuff – How I Practice revolves around his practice regimen, and the book is full on getting the most out of your instrument, your hands and your ears. Gwizdala dives into more than practicing with tips on getting focused, inspiration, pacing, and finding solutions... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App

    Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App

    Practicing will be taken to a whole new level with Ultimate Play Alongs, a new app that will be available for iOS and Android devices. The app, created by bassist Janek Gwizdala and drummer Louie Palmer, is built around a play-along experience with the back catalog of some of the world’s greatest musicians including Mike... »

  • Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live

    Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live

    Back in May, Janek Gwizdala performed with Bob Reynolds, Alan Pasqua and Peter Erskine at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles. This tune, “Once I Knew” features an incredible intro by Janek, who eventually creates a loop to solo over with bass and voice. “Once I Knew” is one of the tracks on Janek’s album,... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Launches Bass String Donation Campaign

    Janek Gwizdala Launches Bass String Donation Campaign

    There’s something beautiful about the bass playing community that you just don’t find in the rest of the music world. The sense of camaraderie and willingness to help others out is a hallmark of true bassists, and Janek Gwizdala has once again proven this point by launching We Need Strings, a site dedicated to getting... »