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  • Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

    Darrell Craig Harris: “Come Together” Funky Bass Jam

    Former Cirque du Soleil bassist Darrell Craig Harris took the Beatles’ “Come Together” and cranked up the funk knob on this solo bass version of the classic tune. Grooooooooooooooooovy. »

  • Vincenzo Maurogiovanni Solo Bass Concert: Blue in Green

    Vincenzo Maurogiovanni Solo Bass Concert: Blue in Green

    It has been a while since we featured a video by Vincenzo Maurogiovanni, so lets fix that right now. Here’s Vincenzo’s stunning solo bass performance of the Bill Evans / Miles Davis tune “Blue in Green”, from Miles’ Kind of Blue. Perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Or any time. »

  • Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

    Felix Pastorius with the Yellowjackets: Live Bass Solo

    Back in January, we broke the news that Felix Pastorius, the son of the late great Jaco Pastorius, was joining the Yellowjackets as a temporary replacement for Jimmy Haslip. Now we get to see some of the magic of that combination with this live bass solo by Felix, filmed by a member of the audience... »

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  • The Beatles’ Lovely Rita: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

    The Beatles’ Lovely Rita: Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass

    “Lovely Rita”, the Paul McCartney-penned tune from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album featured a terrific, bouncy bass line. The story goes that the tune was on a 4-track recorder with Harrison’s and Lennon’s guitars on tracks 1 and 2, Starr’s drums on track 3 and McCartney’s piano on track 4. Once those tracks were “bounced”,... »

  • Craig Butterfield: Bass Quartet Arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”

    Craig Butterfield: Bass Quartet Arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia”

    We’re big fans of Frank Zappa here at No Treble HQ. So when Craig Butterfield sent in his all bass version of “Peaches En Regalia,” we were stoked. As is par for his videos, Butterfield nails all the parts with unbelievable accuracy. All of the percussion, bass lines, melodies and solos are perfectly in place,... »

  • Samuel Haynes: “Lucid” Solo Bass Performance

    Samuel Haynes: “Lucid” Solo Bass Performance

    We first featured bassist Samuel Haynes back in January, thanks to our Facebook friend Charles Hoernemann. Here’s Samuel once again with an impressive solo bass performance of a tune he wrote named “Lucid”. For the tune, Samuel tuned his bass BEAD and uses a capo. »

  • Marcus Miller Band: Istanbul Rehearsal

    Marcus Miller Band: Istanbul Rehearsal

    I love these inside looks at a veteran group preparing for a show. Here’s a new one from Marcus Miller and his band, rehearsing for a show in Istanbul with percussionist Okay Temiz a couple of weeks ago. These guys are such monsters! Anyone else think they’re channeling Weather Report here? »

  • Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul: “Believe In Love”

    Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul: “Believe In Love”

    Darryl Anders is bringing the old school to the new school with his new band AgapéSoul. With a deep pocket of groove, the bassist set out to make real music, not show off his skills. “It is not about us, as people or as musicians. It’s about the songs,” says Anders. “I’ve been blessed with... »

  • Funk Bass Line Lesson – James Brown’s “The Payback”

    Funk Bass Line Lesson – James Brown’s “The Payback”

    Today’s featured video is as instructional as it is cool. Bassist/instructor Anthony Pell breaks down how to construct a funk line, using James Brown’s “The Payback” – a tune from Godfather of Soul’s 1973 album of the same name. Fred Thomas was the bassist on that album, by the way. Pell breaks down three approaches... »

  • Duran Duran’s “Rio”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

    Duran Duran’s “Rio”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

    John Taylor really brought it in the Duran Duran tune “Rio”. His active bass line locks in with the drums and drives the song forward. Luckily, we have a video of Taylor’s isolated bass line to scope out his groove and tone. Thanks to Facebook friend Leon Wilson for sending this one in. If you... »