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  • Davie504: Google Translate Meets Bass

    Davie504: Google Translate Meets Bass

    Davie504 always scores major points for creativity, but this one might take the prize. In this video, Davie built a beat box track using Google Translate, and then laid down some funky bass. Thanks to James Smith, who shared this video with us on the Videos forum. »

  • Rich Brown: _our Hero

    Rich Brown: _our Hero

    Rich Brown sent me his latest video, with his performance of “_our Hero”. Rich gets such a sweet, synth-like tone on this one. »

  • The Funky Meters: Hey Pocky A-Way, Live

    The Funky Meters: Hey Pocky A-Way, Live

    Happy Mardi Gras! We’re celebrating with the grooves of the one and only George Porter, Jr. Here’s a great clip of Porter with the Funky Meters, including fellow original Meters member Art Neville, guitarist Brian Stoltz, and drummer David Russell Batiste, Jr. The quartet sets a slow burn on the Meters classic “Hey Pocky A-Way”,... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: On The Sunny Side of the Street

    Esperanza Spalding: On The Sunny Side of the Street

    Esperanza Spalding may be leaning towards jazz-rock fusion for her upcoming album, but she can still perform jazz standards with the best of them. Get an earful as Spalding performs “On the Sunny Side of the Street” for President Obama and guests at the White House during the “Celebration of American Creativity 2016”. »

  • Maurice Ellis: Disclosure’s “Latch” All Bass Cover

    Maurice Ellis: Disclosure’s “Latch” All Bass Cover

    Maurice Ellis is back with another killer all bass cover tune. The time the bassist brings his touch to “Latch” by Disclosure, featuring Sam Smith. Ellis, who has laid the low end down for artists from Meghan Trainor to Cee Lo Green, utilized his a pair of fretted basses and a fretless to add character... »

  • 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. »