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  • Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz sent me his latest video, and once again, he blew my mind. He calls this “Crazy Little Groove”, and he’s playing it on his new MLP Lőrincz Viktor Signature Bass. Wow. »

  • Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

    Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

    Miki Santamaria is back with a new solo bass arrangement – and his first with his new Fodera Yin Yang Standard. The tune is John Legend’s “All of Me”. The arrangement and performance, as always, is top notch. Enjoy! »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Villanova Junction” Solo Bass Performance

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Villanova Junction” Solo Bass Performance

    November 27th is Jimi Hendrix’s birthday. Bassist Viaceslav Svedov decided to share his “small tribute to a big legend” on that day, which would have been Hendrix’s 72nd birthday. The tribute is a solo bass version of Hendrix’s Woodstock version of “Villanova Junction”, which Viaceslav does in his terrific style. »

  • 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,... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

    Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

    We think – as do many readers here – that Tal Wilkenfeld is a killer bassist. Now she’s proving she can sing, too. Wilkenfeld recently launched her own YouTube channel with a solo version of the Leonard Cohen classic “Chelsea Hotel,” taken from a November 9th concert at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.... »

  • Franklin Peredo: La Fleur de Sipo

    Franklin Peredo: La Fleur de Sipo

    Franklin Peredo sent us this video of his solo bass song “La Fleur de Sipo,” and it really caught my attention. The song has a beautiful flow to it thanks in part to Peredo’s incredible right hand technique and rhythmic sensibility. »

  • Fernando Lamadrid: La casa de las notas escondidas

    Fernando Lamadrid: La casa de las notas escondidas

    If you’ve been a No Treble reader for a while, you’ll likely recognize the name Fernando Lamadrid, thanks to the video we shared in August 2013 of his tune “Mollete Express” (this was such a great tune, we even published a transcription by Stuart Clayton). Fernando is back with a new video that shows off... »

  • Nenad Vasilic: Vranjanka

    Nenad Vasilic: Vranjanka

    Bassist Nenad Vasilic has a new album out this month called The Art of Balkan Bass, and this preview track has been stuck in my head for a week. “Vranjanka” is a traditional Balkan folk song that Vasilic tackles by himself with his upright. He perpetuates the groove with some perfectly laid ghost notes and... »

  • Rich Brown: “Lua” Live (2012)

    Rich Brown: “Lua” Live (2012)

    Back in 2009, Rich Brown shared a video with us of him playing his original composition, “Lua”. He told us the song was “written after spending many an evening gazing at the moon in it’s luminous splendor. A bit Metheny, a bit Gismonti, a bit Garrison.” Here’s a newer video of Rich playing that tune... »

  • Eduardo Machado and Robertinho Silva: Choro Azedo

    Eduardo Machado and Robertinho Silva: Choro Azedo

    There has to be something in the water in Brazil that contributes to great bass playing. Maybe I should plan a trip. Bassist Eduardo Machado shared his videos with us, and this one is so much fun I had to pay it forward. Eduardo plays two bass tracks on this and is joined by percussionist... »