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  • Sharay Reed: Chicago Gospel Musician Jam

    Sharay Reed: Chicago Gospel Musician Jam

    I stumbled across the video by random chance. And then I watched it about six times in a row. This is Sharay Reed, defining the phrase “laying it down”. I love how the audience reacts to Sharay’s lines too, especially around the 2-minute mark. There’s even guys with basses in the audience! »

  • Rush: Medley – By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood, 2112 Finale – Live (1981)

    Rush: Medley – By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood, 2112 Finale – Live (1981)

    Do you ever listen to music from your early years and get transformed back to that time? This video does that for me, and I’m betting it does for a lot of No Treble readers. This is Rush performing the medley of “By-Tor & the Snow Dog”, “In the End”, “In the Mood” and “2112... »

  • Mike Flynn and Black Mash: Push

    Mike Flynn and Black Mash: Push

    Mike Flynn shared this video with us, showcasing his new “electronica-jazz project”. Mike said this is an early cut, also featuring Matt Telfer on sax and Rowan Porteous on trumpet. The group is hoping to get out on gigs together later this year. »

  • Bass Orchestra: My Zombie Valentine

    Bass Orchestra: My Zombie Valentine

    Bassist Ran Mussman, who goes by the moniker “Bass Orchestra”, paid tribute to the popular AMC television series “The Walking Dead” with this creative and hilarious video. “Have you ever wondered how AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ would act on Valentine’s day?” Mussman asks. “Zombies have feelings too, you know!” Except for the vocals, all the... »

  • Kool and the Gang: Live in Jamaica (1996)

    Kool and the Gang: Live in Jamaica (1996)

    Facebook friend Andy Irvine shared this video, and we have to pay it forward. Andy said, “One the baddest bassists ever on the scene, and a great band leader, taking his group to the TOP 10 many times!! Show some respect to Robert ‘KOOL’ Bell one time!!” The band grooves on four classics, including “Ladies... »

  • Dane Alderson: Bass Solo on “Liberty City”

    Dane Alderson: Bass Solo on “Liberty City”

    Here’s an incredible video of bassist Dane Alderson taking a solo on Jaco Pastorius’ “Liberty City” during a gig at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth, Australia. Alderson and drummer Andy Fisenden start off with simmer before building into a raucous finale with the band. The bassist says the performance is a bit of a... »

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  • Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham: “Walkin'”, Live (1983)

    Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham: “Walkin'”, Live (1983)

    Holy smokes, this is the definition of greatness. In 1983, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham took the stage at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, Switzerland to perform as part of town’s annual summer jazz festival. Here, the three legends are performing “Walkin'”, written by Richard Carpenter for Miles Davis. This clip comes... »

  • Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Zynergy

    Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Zynergy

    A couple of days ago, we re-shared a video of bassist Victor Wooten and drummer Carter Beauford in studio, recording “Resolution“. Here’s another great video from the duo, this time performing the tune “Zynergy”, from the Victor Wooten & Carter Beauford – Making Music DVD. The video includes some nice interviews with the guys. »

  • Stu Hamm: Live Bass Solo at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1988)

    Stu Hamm: Live Bass Solo at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1988)

    I sometimes forget how long bassist Stu Hamm has wowing audiences. This is a good reminder: Stu taking a solo during the Montreux Jazz Festival with Joe Satriani, on July 15th, 1988. Fans of Stu will recognize many of his now classic solo pieces here. Stuuuuuuuuuuu! »