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  • Marcus Miller and Alex Han vs. Joe’s “Claptrap”, Live on Rai Radio

    Marcus Miller and Alex Han vs. Joe’s “Claptrap”, Live on Rai Radio

    Here’s an outstanding video of Marcus Miller and saxophonist Alex Han going to town on a beat given to them by a DJ on Italy’s Rai Radio. Miller shared the story on his Facebook page recently while in the studio. “Been in the studio with Alex Han for the past couple weeks working on his... »

  • Rinat Ibragimov: Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in D Major

    Rinat Ibragimov: Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in D Major

    Here’s a great video of Rinat Ibragimov playing Vanhal’s Concerto for Double Bass. Ibragimov, who is principal bassist for the London Symphony Orchestra, tackles the piece with incredible finesse and agility. The video description shares the background for this piece: “This popular piece of double bass repertoire is commonly called for in auditions, and here... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Solo Bass Guitar

    Almost two years ago, we featured a video of Simon Fitzpatrick performing a live bass arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Simon is back with a new version, which reminds us of how epic Simon is. »

  • Steve Metcalf: “C’mon Girl” Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover

    Steve Metcalf: “C’mon Girl” Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover

    Bassist Steve Metcalf is back with an all-new an typically epic cover. This time around he tackles the Chilli Peppers tune “C’mon Girl”. Steve has the audio available via his downloads page. »

  • Ray Riendeau: “The Stranger” Live Bass and Drum Duo Performance

    Ray Riendeau: “The Stranger” Live Bass and Drum Duo Performance

    Bassist Ray Riendeau shared his latest video with us, featuring a live performance of the tune “The Stranger” he did with drummer Martin Diamond. And the tune is quite a ride full of great rhythms, interplay and stellar technique. Great for listening and watching. »

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  • Aubrey Harris (aka BassGirl): “Crossroads”, with Keith Urban at ACA

    Aubrey Harris (aka BassGirl): “Crossroads”, with Keith Urban at ACA

    Since we first featured bassist Aubrey Harris just about two years ago, we’ve known here simply as “BassGirl”. And for two years, she’s been impressing No Treble readers – including us. It has been great to watch Aubrey grow as a bassist and musician, and to see how she’s harnessed the power of the web... »

  • Milt Hinton: Old Man Time

    Milt Hinton: Old Man Time

    I recently picked up Milt Hinton’s book Bass Line, and it just reinforced what a wonderful life he led. Known for his incredible slap technique, “The Judge” was also known for his great sense of humor, and here’s a great clip that shows off his personality and playing. The recording comes from the 1992 Mid-America... »

  • Vulfpeck: Adrienne & Adrianne Happen to Bossa Nova

    Vulfpeck: Adrienne & Adrianne Happen to Bossa Nova

    Ever since Vulfpeck released Vollmilch about a month or so ago, the tunes have been in constant rotation in my playlist. This video (along with the one for “Outro” we featured three weeks ago) are among my most favorite tracks from the album. Joe Dart, as usual, is head bobbing and laying down some sweet... »

  • Marta Altesa: “Time Won’t Wait” Jamiroquai Play-Along

    Marta Altesa: “Time Won’t Wait” Jamiroquai Play-Along

    Holy smokes. How have we missed Marta Altesa all this time? Once again, our friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux sent us a gem of a video, saying, “This cover is very good. Killing tone, perfect timing, I love the smile on [Marta’s] face…” Marta is playing along to Jamiroquai’s “Time Won’t Wait” on her MusicMan StingRay 5.... »

  • Sean Martinez: “Shards of Scorched Flesh” Rings of Saturn Bass Play-Along

    Sean Martinez: “Shards of Scorched Flesh” Rings of Saturn Bass Play-Along

    Extreme death metal bassist Sean Martinez does a play-through of the song “Shards of Scorched Flesh” by his band Rings of Saturn. Hold on to your hats. Things are going to get heavy. »