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  • Richard Bona: Continuum

    Richard Bona: Continuum

    Tomorrow is Jaco’s birthday, so we’re thinking a lot about the world’s greatest bass player around here. And so here’s an audio track of Richard Bona playing one of Jaco’s compositions, “Continuum”. (He throws in some extra Jaco stuff too). So much bass greatness, all in one spot. »

  • Steve Harris: Us Against the World

    Steve Harris: Us Against the World

    In late September, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris released his first solo album entitled British Lion. Now he’s put out a music video for the first single, “Us Against the World”. The project is a bit of a step away from Iron Maiden, but Harris’ ballsy bass tone is still the center of the music. »

  • Edmond Gilmore: “Port Of Entry” Weather Report/Jaco Pastorius Play-along

    Edmond Gilmore: “Port Of Entry” Weather Report/Jaco Pastorius Play-along

    Bassist Edmond Gilmore is a bassist we’ve featured before, and one who loves to take on Jaco Pastorius bass lines and tunes. Here’s Edmond performing along to the Weather Report tune, “Port of Entry”. Great stuff, as usual. »

  • Ray Brown Trio: Lady Be Good

    Ray Brown Trio: Lady Be Good

    No one can lay down a greasy, heavy swing quite like Ray Brown. Here’s a great video of him grooving hard with pianist Gene Harris and drummer Jeff Hamilton on the song “Lady Be Good” during a 1992 concert in France. The trio’s use of dynamics is astounding, going from the softest whispers to raucous... »

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  • The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” Bass And Drums Cover

    The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” Bass And Drums Cover

    We love it when bassists work together, and this is video is a reason why. Swiss bassist Sebastiano Mereu collaborated with Jasmine from Hong Kong (AKA deppwaswho) and drummer Fabio from Switzerland (AKA PingaloBIll) to make this sweet version of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. Such a good groove. »

  • Pipoquinha: IB&T Bass Festival Solo Performance

    Pipoquinha: IB&T Bass Festival Solo Performance

    A little over two years ago, we shared a video of Pipoquinha, a young bassist from Brazil. In that video, Pipoquinha was just 13 years old, but played (and sang) well beyond his years. That video ended up being the most watched and most shared videos of the year on No Treble. Facebook friend George... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Karma Police” for Solo Bass

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Karma Police” for Solo Bass

    Here’s a recent video by bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, this time showing off his incredible solo bass arranging and playing skills with an all-bass cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police”. Simon is playing his 6-string GB Spitfire bass. Awesomeness. »

  • Six String Fretless: Beyond Creation’s “Omnipresent Perception”

    Six String Fretless: Beyond Creation’s “Omnipresent Perception”

    You don’t hear a lot of fretless in death metal (save for Steve DiGiorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling). So it’s cool to hear the instrument add a new element to a genre. A good example is the band Beyond Creation, featuring bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe on six-string fretless. Check out this music video for the... »

  • Stefan Hergenröder & Claus Hessler: Löewenzahn

    Stefan Hergenröder & Claus Hessler: Löewenzahn

    If you’re searching for a little inspiration for your delay pedal, look no further. This video of bassist Stefan Hergenröder and drummer Claus Hessler has got you covered. The footage here is taken from the recording of the track “Löewenzahn” from Hergenröder’s upcoming album, and yes, that’s how he plays it live. The bassist uses... »

  • Jeff Bradetich: Bach Cello Suite No. 1, I. Prelude

    Jeff Bradetich: Bach Cello Suite No. 1, I. Prelude

    The Bach Cello Suite is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written, and thankfully it translates pretty well to bass. Here’s the first movement of the first suite performed by master bassist Jeff Bradetich. The clip is taken from his DVD of the entire first suite. »