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  • James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988

    James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988

    I was going through my records this weekend and realized just how many of them feature the tasteful bass lines of Leland Sklar. Of course, that sent me into a Sklar phase on YouTube, which led me to this great version of James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face” from 1988. His playing on this track is... »

  • Brian Wroten: “We’ll Have A Good Thing Going On” Playalong and Transcription

    Brian Wroten: “We’ll Have A Good Thing Going On” Playalong and Transcription

    Earlier today, we reshared Jack Stratton’s visualization video showcasing the genius of James Jamerson on Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her”. No Treble reader Brian Wroten shared this video with us in response – with his playalong on David Ruffin’s “We’ll Have A Good Thing Going On”. The video includes the notation for... »

  • Alberto Rigoni and Remco Hendrix: FutureFunk

    Alberto Rigoni and Remco Hendrix: FutureFunk

    Bassist Alberto Rigoni is gearing up a new album called Bassorama for an April release, and to hype it up he’s published this video of the track “FutureFunk” featuring Remco Hendrix. The duo blends their own styles and don some creepy masks to really get into it. Bassorama will be released April 15th. »

  • Fernando Lamadrid: Haiku

    Fernando Lamadrid: Haiku

    Fernando Lamadrid never fails to impress. In this video, he performs his original composition, “Haiku”, along with Marcos Munné on guitar, Nano Peña on drums and Poti Trujillo on Cajón. What a great tune. »

  • Armin Metz: Swifty

    Armin Metz: Swifty

    Armin Metz is back with another beautiful bass song set in nature. “Swifty” is a solo bass piece with swirling rhythms and harmonic twists. Metz gets a sweet tone out of his ’77 Fender Jazz, which completes the theme with a custom floral pickguard. »

  • Damian Coccio: Trial By Light

    Damian Coccio: Trial By Light

    Damian Coccio sent us his latest solo bass performance of his composition, “Trial By Light”. The tune is the title track for his latest album. “The bass is a Fodera Custom Imperial MG shape and the effects are the Strymon Timeline Delay,” he shared. »

  • Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

    Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

    Snarky Puppy recorded their upcoming release, Family Dinner Volume Two in February, 2015. Among the tracks was this one, featuring vocalist Susana Baca and guitarist Charlie Hunter. The tune is “Molino Molero”, which was written by Baca and arranged by Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League and the band. “The [Family Dinner – Volume Two] project... »

  • Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Warm Coat

    Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Warm Coat

    Tim Carey shared his latest video with us – one that he and vocalist Amanda Taylor created as a submission to NPR’s “Tiny Desk” contest. This is an original song by the duo. “I tune my low E up to an F# to get the open A, D, and F# throughout the tune,” Tim told... »

  • Tanya O’Callaghan and Carolyn Cahill: Reason

    Tanya O’Callaghan and Carolyn Cahill: Reason

    During the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, my friend Steve Lawson introduced me to bassist Tanya O’Callaghan, and I’m glad he did. Tanya sent me a few of her videos, and we plan to feature them all over time. This one is from Tanya’s “Gold Blend,” a bi-monthly web series featuring different known and unknown Irish... »

  • Craig Butterfield and Jesse Jones: Pisces

    Craig Butterfield and Jesse Jones: Pisces

    The amazing Craig Butterfield is back with another jaw-dropping video. He’s once again teamed up with mandolinist Jesse Jones for an upcoming album, entitled Pisces. Here’s the duo tearing through the title track, with Butterfield burning up the fingerboard. The bassist gets creative during the breakdown with a pizzicato line punctuated by hand percussion on... »