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  • Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nathaniel Townsley: Continuum

    Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nathaniel Townsley: Continuum

    It’s hard to cover a Jaco tune without sounding like you’re just trying to cop him, so Michael League bravely set out to do his own unique version of “Continuum.” With Cory Henry on organ and Nathaniel Townsley on drums, the Snarky Puppy mastermind tackles the tune without sacrificing his own unique voice. Get ready... »

  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: Tiny Desk Concert

    Renaud Garcia-Fons: Tiny Desk Concert

    Whenever there’s a new video featuring bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, I’ll drop everything to watch it. NPR recently hosted Garcia-Fons in their Tiny Desk Concert series where the bassist showed the world his approach to bass, music and his love for various genres. Garcia-Fons kicks things off with “Aqa Jan”, a tune we featured back in... »

  • John Entwistle: Isolated Bass on The Who’s “Sea And Sand”

    John Entwistle: Isolated Bass on The Who’s “Sea And Sand”

    No Treble reader Miles Graf-Brennen shares this epic isolated bass (mostly) track of John Entwistle, performing along with the Who on “Sea And Sand”. We’ll let Miles set it up: “This is a pretty random choice, because the bass part on this album are so critical to both its lyrical emotion and its rocking drive.... »

  • Under the Bridge: Double “V” Projection’s Bass & Drum Cover

    Under the Bridge: Double “V” Projection’s Bass & Drum Cover

    A couple of month’s ago, we introduced Double “V” Projection, the collaboration between bassist Viaceslav Svedov and drummer Valentin Tarasov. The duo record remotely, with Viaceslav in Cologne, Germany and Valentin from Moscow. Here again are the guys, this time with their bass and drum cover of the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Under the Bridge”.... »

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  • H.M.S Adriatic: Gold & Glitter

    H.M.S Adriatic: Gold & Glitter

    No Treble reader Travis Moore is the bassist for H.M.S Adriatic, a band from Reading, UK. This three-piece band, which also includes guitarist/vocalist Chris Hall and drummer Danny Southwell, describes themselves as a group “incorporating the ideals of fusion and drawing from a plethora of influences spanning Jazz to Grunge.” Travis sent us the group’s... »

  • Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

    Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

    Besides being and incredible bassist, Victor Wooten is an equally talented educator. Check out this TED-Ed video of Wooten offering words of wisdom while he plays his rendition of “Amazing Grace.” »

  • Simone Masina Solo Bass: Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 in G Major

    Simone Masina Solo Bass: Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 in G Major

    This one seemed perfect to share on a Sunday afternoon. Bassist Simone Masina sent us this video of him performing J.S. Bach’s Prelude – the first movement of Cello Suite No.1 in G Major. Simone plays a beautiful Ritter for the recording, but what also caught our attention is where Simone recorded this video: at... »

  • Ray Brown and John Clayton: Five O’Clock Whistle

    Ray Brown and John Clayton: Five O’Clock Whistle

    Here are couple of the greatest jazz bassists having fun on the old standard “Five O’Clock Whistle.” Ray Brown and John Clayton have a groove together like no other. And if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out their SuperBass stuff with Christian McBride. »

  • Bruno Tauzin: “Wow”

    Bruno Tauzin: “Wow”

    Here’s an aptly named solo bass groove called “Wow” from bassist Bruno Tauzin. The piece offers a catchy melody supported by rich chordal responses to make for an interesting listen. »

  • Johan Hansén-Larson: One Tasty Bass Solo

    Johan Hansén-Larson: One Tasty Bass Solo

    Bassist Johan Hansén-Larson sent us this video, which has a neat story behind it, not to mention one of the most unique camera views we’ve seen. Johan shared, “this is my solo from the Roy Hargrove song Strasbourgh – St Denis, from a gig I did last spring here in Stockholm. In the beginning of... »