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  • Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not

    Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not

    I’ve grown to love the sound of fretless in a metal setting. Here’s a great clip of Olivier Pinard laying it down in a new metal group called Akurion that features members of Cryptopsy and Neuraxis, including vocalist Mike DiSalvo, guitarist Rob Milley, and drummer Tommy Mckinnon. This clip is of their debut track, “Yet... »

  • AUDIOgraffiti: Black Rainbow

    AUDIOgraffiti: Black Rainbow

    Bassist and No Treble reader Nikolaos Finizio sent us a note and video of his band AUDIOgraffiti. “I’m a musician based in Italy, as a bass player, I always enjoy your selection of groovy videos, so this time I decided to share one myself,” he shared. “This one was filmed during the studio sessions when... »

  • Dave Brubeck Quartet, featuring Eugene Wright: These Foolish Things

    Dave Brubeck Quartet, featuring Eugene Wright: These Foolish Things

    Here’s a mellow jazz standard to make you feel good. Eugene Wright, aka The Senator, served as bassist for the Dave Brubeck Quartet during its classic lineup years from 1958 to 1968. Alongside Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and Joe Morello, Wright was part of the groundbreaking 1959 album Time Out that featured “Take Five”. This 1959... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Ever since she announced a tour in April, I’ve been dying to hear Esperanza Spalding‘s new music. Dubbed Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, the bassist describes the project as a way of “going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand.” Here’s a clip of Spalding performing... »

  • Zander Zon: Everything I Do

    Zander Zon: Everything I Do

    Once again, Zander Zon has turned in another fantastic arrangement of a pop tune. Here he is – back to playing solo with just his Zon bass – performing Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do”. »

  • Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers

    Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers

    We have a new Katie Thiroux video to share, and this one is another gem. Recorded as part of Berklee’s video series, here’s Katie performing Burt Bacharach’s “Wives and Lovers” at Cafe 939. »

  • Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    In honor of Geddy Lee’s birthday today, here’s a great clip of Rush performing “Red Barchetta”, live in 1980. Happy birthday, Geddy! »

  • Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Fever

    Tim Carey and Amanda Taylor: Fever

    Bassist Tim Carey and vocalist Amanda Taylor teamed up for this awesome version of the classic Peggy Lee song “Fever”. Carey fills the song out with some fantastic two-handed tapping that makes you forget there’s only two people performing. »

  • Mike Frost Band: Songbird

    Mike Frost Band: Songbird

    I was 8 years old when Fleetwood Mac released Rumours. My parents would spin that record often – as would I, despite not being allowed to touch the turntable. One of my favorite songs on that record was Christine McVie’s “Songbird”. While I never imagined that song reworked for other instrumentation, bassist Mike Frost thankfully... »

  • Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

    Travis Larson Band with Jennifer Young: Georgia On My Mind

    The Travis Larson Band recently released a new DVD called , and it’s got some fantastic bass playing on it thanks to Jennifer Young. Here’s a great clip of the power trio laying it down on the classic ballad “Georgia On My Mind.” Young opens things up with a lush two-handed tapping intro before laying... »