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  • Kamasi Washington with Miles Mosley: Re Run Home, Live

    Kamasi Washington with Miles Mosley: Re Run Home, Live

    If you’ve been following No Treble for a while, you know that Miles Mosley is doing amazing things with the double bass. I recently caught Mosley on tour with saxophone genius Kamasi Washington and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. The band’s chemistry was the stuff of legends. Here’s a great... »

  • Charles Berthoud: Resurrection

    Charles Berthoud: Resurrection

    Charles Berthoud builds a beautiful soundscape in this solo piccolo bass piece entitled “Resurrection.” The bassist makes the most of two-handed tapping and harmonics to create a shiny, ethereal song. “Resurrection” is the second track from his new album Charles Berthoud: The New Age of Solo Bass, which also includes three completely solo tunes, five... »

  • Maddie Jay and the pH Collective: Throw Away Your Hate

    Maddie Jay and the pH Collective: Throw Away Your Hate

    Bassist/vocalist Maddie Jay and her band the pH Collective has released their first original. “Throw Away Your Hate” was written by Jay, and offers up a nice groove and some great bass tone. We’re going to be watching for more music from this Maddie and the Collective. »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

    Meshell Ndegeocello: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

    Today is Meshell Ndegeocello’s birthday, so we wanted to celebrate with another video by the talented bassist/vocalist. In this clip, Meshell performs a cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The song was written for Nina Simone, who recorded it in 1964. A year later, The Animals released their hit version. Meshell makes it groove. »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Specifically

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Specifically

    Jonathan Scales reached out to me on Facebook to share this new video with us of his “Fourchestra” performing “Specifically”. The tune appeared on their 2013 self-titled release. I know No Treble readers dig the Fourchestra, and the bass work by Cody Wright as much as we do. If you haven’t heard these guys yet... »

  • Michael Manring: “The Enormous Room” (Sligo Jazz 2011)

    Michael Manring: “The Enormous Room” (Sligo Jazz 2011)

    We recently reshared Jesús Rico Pérez’s incredible cover of the Michael Manring tune, “The Enormous Room”. Listening to Jesús’ version took my down a path to listen to more of Manring’s music once again, and I stumbled upon this video of the man himself performing the tune live at the Sligo Jazz Project’s All Star... »

  • Vulfpeck: Back Pocket

    Vulfpeck: Back Pocket

    Vulfpeck fans, we have good news. The band has announced their debut full-length album, due to release on October 9th. Here’s the first single release from the record, “Back Pocket”. Once more, they’re bringing some old school goodness to their new tunes. Anchored by bassist Joe Dart, this tune also includes Jack Stratton on drums,... »

  • BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity. The bassists in order of appearance are Federico Malaman, Lars Lehmann, Trip Wamsley, Or Lubianiker, Hyunmo Kim (aka “hjfreaks”), Ralf Gauck, Zander Zon,... »

  • Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget

    Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget

    Christian McBride visited the KPLU studios back in March and recorded some tunes (including “Fried Pies”, which we previously shared). Here’s Christian and his Trio – with Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums – performing “I Guess I’ll Have to Forget”. Masters at work. »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Solo – Live in The Park

    Adam Ben Ezra: Solo – Live in The Park

    Adam Ben Ezra is currently touring in the Czech Republic, and luckily, he’s captured and shared some of that for the rest of us to enjoy. Here’s what he calls “Solo – Live in The Park”. Impressive as always (and nice cameo from one of his younger fans). »