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  • Dani Weber: Don’t Look Too Far

    Dani Weber: Don’t Look Too Far

    Whenever a Dani Weber video hits our radar, I always find myself impressed not only with his bass playing, but also his compositions. Here, Dani performs his solo bass piece “Don’t Look Too Far”. »

  • Pete Townshend: “Give Blood” Live, with Chucho Merchan

    Pete Townshend: “Give Blood” Live, with Chucho Merchan

    Here’s Pete Townshend and one big band performing “Give Blood” live, with Chucho Merchan on a fretless Steinbergers bass. Also of note is Simon Phillips on drums and David Gilmour on electric guitar. Merchan has performed with the Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Thomas Dolby, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Bryan Adams, Kirsty MacColl, Jaguares and Everything But... »

  • Matthew Lowrie: Four Brothers Bass Loop Jam

    Matthew Lowrie: Four Brothers Bass Loop Jam

    Bassist and Facebook friend Matthew Lowrie shared this video with us. Lowrie is performing (and teaching) Janek Gwizdala‘s “Four Brothers”. Near the end of the video, Lowrie breaks down the melody, if you want to follow along. Have a video to share? Drop us a line at videos@notreble.com. »

  • Steve Morse Band: Sleaze Factor Live with Dave LaRue

    Steve Morse Band: Sleaze Factor Live with Dave LaRue

    Recorded live in Baden-Baden, Germany in 1990, here’s the Steve Morse band with Dave LaRue performing “Sleaze Factor”. LaRue takes some nice solo breaks during this tune. »

  • Marcus Miller: Purple Haze

    Marcus Miller: Purple Haze

    During a recording of David Sanborn and Friends Super Session in 1998, Marcus Miller (the program’s musical director) showcased his take on Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”. »

  • Damian Erskine With Tony Furtado: St. John’s Fire

    Damian Erskine With Tony Furtado: St. John’s Fire

    Here’s No Treble columnist Damian Erskine taking a solo with Tony Furtado in 2005, at the Hatch Fest in Bozeman, Montana. »

  • Yellowjackets: My Old School, Live in 1994

    Yellowjackets: My Old School, Live in 1994

    Filmed live at Ohne Filter in Baden-Baden, Germany, here’s the Yellowjackets performing “My Old School”, with some great bass solo breaks by Jimmy Haslip. This concert was later released on DVD. »

  • Gail Ann Dorsey With David Bowie: Under Pressure

    Gail Ann Dorsey With David Bowie: Under Pressure

    Sometimes it’s the simplest bass lines that stick with you the most. Here, bassist Gail Ann Dorsey proves it as she plays the iconic riff to “Under Pressure” with David Bowie at Madison Square Garden in 1997. »

  • Les Claypool with Gov’t Mule: Greasy Granny’s Gopher Gravy

    Les Claypool with Gov’t Mule: Greasy Granny’s Gopher Gravy

    After the passing of Allen Woody, Gov’t Mule played with a host of bassists, resulting in two albums and culminating an a 6+ hour concert that was released as The Deepest End. This performance is from that concert, and has Primus’s Les Claypool jamming with the group on “Greasy Granny’s Gopher Gravy” parts 1 and... »

  • Nathan Williams: Pick Up The Pieces

    Nathan Williams: Pick Up The Pieces

    Yesterday, we featured a performance by Average White Band, performing “Cut the Cake” live. Today, another AWB tune – “Pick up the Pieces” – this time performed as a solo bass looper arrangement by Nathan Williams. »