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  • Marcus Miller Band: “Slippin’ Into Darkness”, Live at the Thanks Jimi Festival

    Marcus Miller Band: “Slippin’ Into Darkness”, Live at the Thanks Jimi Festival

    Earlier this year, Marcus Miller and his band took part in the Thanks Jimi Festival in Wrocław, Poland. Here’s one of the best fan-shot videos I’ve ever seen, capturing the band in their performance of WAR’s 1971 tune, “Slippin’ Into Darkness”. And it is awesome. This tune made it to Marcus’ recent release, Renaissance (read... »

  • Mattia La Maida: All Bass Arrangement of “Come Together”

    Mattia La Maida: All Bass Arrangement of “Come Together”

    Here’s bassist Mattia La Maida, performing a Brian Bromberg-inpsired solo bass version of the Beatles’ “Come Together”, which of course features Paul McCartney’s highly recognizable bass line. And in case that’s not enough bassists mentioned, a photo of Jaco Pastorius also makes a cameo appearance. And in case all of that is not distracting enough,... »

  • Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins: Flashes

    Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins: Flashes

    We’re huge fans of the combo of bassist Evan Marien and drummer Dana Hawkins, and it is clear that No Treble readers agree. Here’s the duo with one of their most recent videos, performing the tune “Flashes”. »

  • Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live

    Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live

    Recorded earlier this summer, here’s Jaco Pastorius’ twin sons and their “Way of the Groove” band performing their father’s tune “Havona”. This combo was originally formed following a gig celebrating Jaco in 2002, with Felix on bass, Julius on drums, Colin James on sax and keyboards and Adam Lucas on guitar. Dig Felix’s extended solo... »

  • Andy Saxton: A Fire Inside

    Andy Saxton: A Fire Inside

    Andy Saxton really brings it in his tune, “A Fire Inside.” The hard-hitting, bass-up-front song features the bassist going nuts with slapping and tapping to drive unrelenting metal rhythms. The track comes from his new EP, Drum and Bass. »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Funky Metal Bass Riff

    Alberto Rigoni: Funky Metal Bass Riff

    Alberto Rigoni is gearing up for the release of his upcoming album, Three Wise Monkeys with a few teaser videos. Here’s a clip of a funky metal bass riff from the song “Free Falling”. Rigoni’s group also includes vocalist Jonas Erixon, drummer Mark Cross and guitarist Simone Mularoni. Three Wise Monkeys is releasing in October. »

  • Jack Bruce and Friends: “Spoonful” Live (1980)

    Jack Bruce and Friends: “Spoonful” Live (1980)

    Nothing like a Jack Bruce video to get the day going right. Here’s Jack and his band in a 1980 concert, filmed for German music television network, Rockpalast. The group is playing “Spoonful”, one of Cream’s standard tunes, with vocalist Graham Parker joining in. The band also includes Clem Clempson on guitar, David Sancious on... »

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  • Trip Wamsley: Non-A-06

    Trip Wamsley: Non-A-06

    It has been a while since we featured bassist Trip Wamsley, which is not good. Recorded almost four years ago to the day, here’s Trip performing a house concert, playing a fretless bass in such a unique way… looping, laying it down and soloing – all while keeping it very musical. »

  • Franck Hermanny: The Quickening

    Franck Hermanny: The Quickening

    Bassist Franck Hermanny‘s demo videos are legendary. Here’s Franck tapping, finger picking, chording, soloing, playing fretless – all in one video. Wow. »

  • Nothing but Bass: Nico Abondolo Plays the Octobass

    Nothing but Bass: Nico Abondolo Plays the Octobass

    Now this is a bass. The Octobass is an enormous, three-string instrument that tunes an octave below a standard double bass. It’s so large that the player has to use special keys on its side to change pitches on each string. The Musical Instrument Museum – which now seems to be the coolest museum ever... »