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  • Breath: White Man’s Funk

    Breath: White Man’s Funk

    Vegard Johansen sent us this video with this note: “My buddy and I met in the studio one day [along with] three other people I had never met before. One of them turned out to be the funkiest bass player in Norway. Also 2 drummers. Hope it will find it’s place at No Treble.” That... »

  • Chic: “Good Times” Live at Montreux

    Chic: “Good Times” Live at Montreux

    Chic closed the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival with a bang. Among the tunes the group performed was their big hit “Good Times”. Bassist Jerry Barnes laid down the funky and iconic bass line and got the crowd going during the bass-drums-vocal break. Old school. »

  • Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting

    Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting

    We love it when different styles come together to make something new. Here’s a unique and beautiful clip sent to us by our Facebook friend “Ladyblue Utrecht” of bass master Stanley Clarke performing with Malian kora player Sidiki Diabaté. The kora is a traditional west African harp-like instrument with 21 strings. Clarke meshes with Diabaté’s... »

  • Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

    Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

    Dangerous Guitars invited three top musicians into the studio to play together for the very first time. Those musicians included bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Clint Strong and drummer Mike Gage. The folks at Dangerous Guitars said they brought together these musicians and asked them to “deliver us something ‘off the top of their heads.‘ Unscripted…... »

  • Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver: Higher Ground

    Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver: Higher Ground

    Drummer Dave Weckl and keyboardist Jay Oliver released Convergence this year. Among the tracks on the album was a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”. It cooks. This one has it all… bassist Jimmy Johnson laying down a great line, horns, two drummers and a great vocalist. Here’s the complete line up: Lead Vocal: Chrissi... »

  • Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz sent me his latest video, and once again, he blew my mind. He calls this “Crazy Little Groove”, and he’s playing it on his new MLP Lőrincz Viktor Signature Bass. Wow. »

  • Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

    Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

    Miki Santamaria is back with a new solo bass arrangement – and his first with his new Fodera Yin Yang Standard. The tune is John Legend’s “All of Me”. The arrangement and performance, as always, is top notch. Enjoy! »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Villanova Junction” Solo Bass Performance

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Villanova Junction” Solo Bass Performance

    November 27th is Jimi Hendrix’s birthday. Bassist Viaceslav Svedov decided to share his “small tribute to a big legend” on that day, which would have been Hendrix’s 72nd birthday. The tribute is a solo bass version of Hendrix’s Woodstock version of “Villanova Junction”, which Viaceslav does in his terrific style. »

  • Cahit Kutrafali: Lotus Flower (Part I)

    Cahit Kutrafali: Lotus Flower (Part I)

    We love the musical diversity of No Treble readers! Bassist Cahit Kutrafali shared this video, along with this note: “I started to compose a new tune called ‘Lotus Flower’ for electric bass and strings. This is the opening (part I) with electric bass, cello and cajon… The following parts will include the whole string quartet.”... »

  • Janek Gwizdala: “Day Tripper” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Janek Gwizdala: “Day Tripper” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Last year, the No Treble crew got the chance to check out and visit with all the great bassists at Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp. One of the evenings included a Beatles tribute concert with each of the guest artists putting their own spin on the Fab Four’s work. While all of them were spectacular,... »