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  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Jingle Bells (Solo Bass)

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Jingle Bells (Solo Bass)

    Time for some more holiday cheer from another one of our favorite bassists around here. Here’s Simon Fitzpatrick performing “Jingle Bells” – solo bass style. »

  • Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.

    Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.

    Vulfpeck is one of our favorite bands around here. So when Jack Stratton emailed me there was a Christmas video, I couldn’t wait to share it. “This song follows true Dartonian Physics,” Jack shared, referencing Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart. “Meaning, groove for two minutes and then freak out during the last 1/8th of the song.”... »

  • Dreadlock Dave: Silver Bells

    Dreadlock Dave: Silver Bells

    Time to kick off the holiday season, bass style. Dreadlock Dave sent us this video with a nice note full of good cheer: “Here’s a little holiday wish from me & my bass guitar! Have a groovy day.” Love this funky arrangement, and that solo is awesome! »

  • The Nth Power: Only Love

    The Nth Power: Only Love

    No Treble reader Bryan Thomas sent us a note telling us to check out The Nth Power, featuring bassist Nate Edgar. We’re glad he did. Here’s a great clip of the band performing “Only Love” last year at Schubas in Chicago, Illinois. Edgar’s buttery tone ties the group together and works them into a frenzy... »

  • Olivier Babaz Trio: Bim Maloya

    Olivier Babaz Trio: Bim Maloya

    Olivier Babaz is working on an album focusing on his specialty of mixing bass and kalimba. He sent us this video for the song “Bim Maloya,” in which he plays both instruments while employing 12/8 & 9/8 rhythms from Réunion Island. »

  • Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady

    Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady

    Christian McBride is one bad dude. Here’s a jaw-dropping video of his trio performing the Ellington standard “Sophisticated Lady” live at the Festival de Jazz San Javier in 2009. The bassist kicks things off with an extended solo take on the song’s melody before bringing in the rest of the band. McBride pulls out all... »

  • Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

    Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

    One of our favorite musical discoveries this year was Alissia Benveniste, a bassist and bandleader who is reviving the classic funk style with catchy hooks, uplifting lyrics, and awesome bass lines. She just sent us her latest video, and it’s got the same great recipe. “Get Down” is bursting with energy with an even larger... »

  • Before Yellow: People Like To Know

    Before Yellow: People Like To Know

    Bassist Johannes Pehrson has shared another video by his project, Before Yellow. Like last time, there aren’t many instruments in the mix. Johannes plays a 4-string and a 6-string bass and covers some of the vocals with Katrine Kampp. Plus drums. Funky stuff! »

  • Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On, Come Over

    Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On, Come Over

    Long time No Treble readers will likely remember bassist Rebecca Johnson, who has wowed us all over the years with her videos. Rebecca sent me one of her latest with her band performing “Come On, Come Over”, written by Jaco Pastorius and Bob Herzog (with vocals by Sam & Dave on Jaco’s 1976 debut album).... »

  • Freekbass & The Bump Assembly: Never Enough

    Freekbass & The Bump Assembly: Never Enough

    Freekbass has released the second video from his latest album, Everybody’s Feelin’ Real, for the song “Never Enough.” The track is full of gritty tone and envelope filter goodness. “Lots of groovy bass tones on this one, and a cameo from Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) who sings on the track,” the bassist shares. »