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  • Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

    Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

    We first featured Joshua Young almost four years ago and said to watch out for him in the future. Well, the future is now. This is Joshua – six years older than the previous video – displaying blazing chops and improvising over Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” »

  • Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage

    Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage

    Earlier this year, the badass power rock trio of dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales, and Thomas Pridgen teamed up and released their self-titled debut album. Now they have a music video for “Collateral Damage,” which is underpinned by Pinnick’s ballsy bass tone. Dig it. »

  • Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

    Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

    Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend sent in this very personal performance of his original song, “For My Father.” He wrote the song without understanding what it was about until his father passed away. “I always knew that it was a special song, but I could never figure out why,” Townsend wrote. “I could never pick a... »

  • All Bass Birthday Celebration with Viaceslav Svedov

    All Bass Birthday Celebration with Viaceslav Svedov

    You may have heard today is No Treble’s fourth birthday. So we decided to continue the celebration with the only kind of video that makes sense on a day like this. Here’s Viaceslav Svedov – one of our favorite bassists and friends we’ve discovered thanks to this magazine – doing his trademark thing, including great... »

  • One Man Band: Giulio Carmassi Performs Brecker Brothers “Slick Stuff”

    One Man Band: Giulio Carmassi Performs Brecker Brothers “Slick Stuff”

    In this video Giulio Carmassi not only covers Will Lee’s bass part in “Slick Stuff” by the Brecker Brothers, he covers everything else as well! Talk about a multi-instrumentalist! »

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  • Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride: Watermelon Man

    Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride: Watermelon Man

    There’s just no way to describe just how epic Christian McBride is on bass. This video does him justice though. Herbie Hancock was featured on Elvis Costello’s “Spectacle” TV show back in February 2009. As part of the show, Herbie took the stage with McBride and drummer Karriem Riggins and performed “Watermelon Man”. Things get... »

  • Aram Bedrosian: Weightless

    Aram Bedrosian: Weightless

    No Treble reader John Stam sent us a video by Aram Bedrosian, remarking how Aram “is a master of chords, and hauntingly melodic playing…” The video he recommended was Aram’s performance of his original tune, “A Dark Light”, which we shared about two years ago. But that took me down the path of exploring more... »

  • The Winery Dogs: Elevate

    The Winery Dogs: Elevate

    Back in December, we shared the story of a new project with Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen. We now know the group’s name is The Winery Dogs, and their debut album will be released next month in Japan. Dates for the rest of the world are to be determined. The band has released... »

  • Weather Report: Barbary Coast (1976)

    Weather Report: Barbary Coast (1976)

    When Jaco Pastorius joined Weather Report, they were close to finishing Black Market, which had been recorded up to that point by bassist Alphonso Johnson. Jaco played on two tracks on that album, which included one of his own compositions, “Barbary Coast”. Here’s a live performance early on in Jaco’s tenure with the band, performing... »

  • Oceakyl: No One Can Be You

    Oceakyl: No One Can Be You

    When Joachim Mahoudeaux shared this video with us, he said very few words. “This french band is simply amazing!” The band is Oceakyl… an unusual trio we really dig. Started by bassist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Olivier Carole, who recruited bassist Emeline Fougeray and drummer Mogan Cornebert, the group has been performing together since 2009. The polyrhythms, which are... »