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  • Rufus Reid’s Out Front Trio: Come Rain or Come Shine

    Rufus Reid’s Out Front Trio: Come Rain or Come Shine

    Rufus Reid has a vibe on bass that will fill an entire room. Check out this video of his Out Front trio performing the jazz standard “Come Rain or Come Shine” live at Dizzy’s and you’ll see what I mean. Reid’s distinct tone and cooler-than-cool phrasing sets the tone as he plays the melody and… »

  • Carol Kaye Gives Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson

    Carol Kaye Gives Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson

    Here’s something I never thought I’d see. Studio legend Carol Kaye gave KISS bassist Gene Simmons an impromptu bass lesson at Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood, and luckily cameras were rolling to catch it. The clip is an outtake from the 2012 documentary Sample This. After showing off a few licks, Simmons points out… »

  • Dirty Loops: Wake Me Up (Avicii Cover)

    Dirty Loops: Wake Me Up (Avicii Cover)

    Dirty Loops has just released a new cover video, this time tackling Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.” Taking a more laid back feel than their previous covers, the clip has bassist Henrik Linder taking a more chordal approach. And no, your eyes do not deceive you. The bassist is using his Mattissonbass that features true temperament… »

  • Adam Stevens: “I Think She Knows Interlude” All-Bass Cover

    Adam Stevens: “I Think She Knows Interlude” All-Bass Cover

    Adam Stevens has shared some impressive all-bass covers over the years. This time around, he's taking a new approach - technically speaking - in covering Justin Timberlake's "I Think She Knows Interlude", as part of his experimentation with live performance relying on looping. "Just having some fun with Ableton Live and its incredible live looping… »

  • Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Stranger in Moscow

    Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson: Stranger in Moscow

    We last featured the trio of Bryan Ladd, Justin Stanton and Jason Patterson back in January with their version of “Havona”. Here’s the trio laying into the groove on Michael Jackson’s “Stranger in Moscow.” Check out Ladd’s tasty solo starting at the 1:09 mark. »

  • Cheikh Ndoye Group: “Alchemy”, Live at the Kennedy Center

    Cheikh Ndoye Group: “Alchemy”, Live at the Kennedy Center

    Check out this video of Cheikh Ndoye’s electrifying performance on his tune “Alchemy.” Taken from a performance at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the song brings together world music and classic jazz fusion with an unstoppable groove. Ndoye takes the first solo, utilizing a pitch shifter to get add a cool texture to… »

  • Atom: Balinica

    Atom: Balinica

    Bassist Nikola Bocvarov sent in this video of his fusion band Atom getting down on their tune “Balinica.” The piece brings together a lot of influences. Bocvarov shares that it is “an instrumental music piece with elements of jazz rock fusion and a touch of traditional Macedonian melody. The song is interpreted with 13/8, 5/8… »

  • Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance

    Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance

    We're celebrating Independence Day the No Treble way today. And there's nothing better than this solo bass performance by Stu Hamm. Have a safe and happy Fourth everyone! »

  • Sean Martinez: Omnipotent Dream

    Sean Martinez: Omnipotent Dream

    Sean Martinez has just released the title track from his upcoming EP, Omnipotent Dream, and it’s killer as usual. The song features an array of tapping, slapping, and fingerstyle to change up the texture throughout. The bassist shares that the album will be available to purchase online after August 15th or you can get a… »

  • Adam Prado: Bass Improv Session

    Adam Prado: Bass Improv Session

    Adam Prado sent this video with us, which sounds like it almost didn't happen. "I was just messing around with my new TC Electronics Ditto Looper and the camera just started to roll," he shared. This is just plain funky, especially at the 50 second mark. »