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  • Jesús Rico Pérez: The Enormous Room

    Jesús Rico Pérez: The Enormous Room

    Bassist Jesús Rico Pérez is back with another superb Michael Manring cover. This time he takes on “The Enormous Room”, which appeared on Manring’s Thonk. The last time we featured one of Jesús’ Manring covers, we reached out to Michael to get his take. He was impressed. I bet he would be with this one... »

  • Cory Henry and Michael League: “Yesterday” and “Looking Out For Me”

    Cory Henry and Michael League: “Yesterday” and “Looking Out For Me”

    Soul is pouring over in this video of Snarky Puppy members Cory Henry and Michael League playing a workshop at the Escola de Música Luciano Alf in Rio De Janeiro. The duo doesn’t need a drummer to get a fat groove going on the classic Beatles song “Yesterday,” which they later morph into Kirk Franklin’s... »

  • Zander Zon: “Single-Handed” Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: “Single-Handed” Solo Bass

    Last month, Zander Zon sent me a note with some bad news. The talented bassist injured his left hand and could barely move his thumb. At first, he tried to play through it, but decided to stop and take care. He can’t pick up anything with his left hand now, making playing bass impossible. As... »

  • Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton: Mojo

    Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton: Mojo

    Today is John Clayton’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with one of the bassist’s grooves. Here’s the jazz guru laying it down with Monty Alexander and Jeff Hamilton on the tune “Mojo.” Clayton’s joy for music is infectious. Make sure to check out his solo at the 3:22 mark. Happy birthday, Mr. Clayton! »

  • Jimmi Clarke: Teen Town

    Jimmi Clarke: Teen Town

    Nigel Palmer sent us this video of his musical colleague, bassist Jimmi Clarke performing the Jaco Pastorius tune “Teen Town”. “Jimmi is an established session and live bassist for such luminaries as Gloria Gaynor and Il Divo,” Nigel said. “…and here he makes the Jaco/Weather Report tune ‘Teen Town’ look like a walk in the... »

  • El Ten Eleven: Thanks Bill

    El Ten Eleven: Thanks Bill

    This must be the month for big sounding duos. Our friend Lucas Carver sent this note: “Experimental Post Rock with just Kristian on double neck guitar/bass and Tim on drums and crazy percussion. Kristian is the reason I love playing bass.” Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty are the duo known as El Ten Eleven. They... »

  • Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

    Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

    Bass legend Paul Jackson reached out to us with this note: “Good people at No Treble, check our new video ‘Midnight is a Lonely Heart’ from our forthcoming ‘Groove or Die’.” This, ladies and gentlemen, is what it is all about. The track is a preview of the debut album by the Paul Jackson Trio,... »

  • Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Berklee hosted their 2014 Summer Bass Bash recently, and what a bash it was. Here’s one of the highlights from the event with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey jamming along with drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson. Smokin’! »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Technical Death Metal band Beyond Creation is getting ready to release their sophomore album, Earthborn Evolution, and bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe has dished up a bass playthrough of the first track from the album, “Elusive Reverence.” The left-handed, six-string fretless player tears through the track with deceptive ease. Rather than lay on root notes or... »

  • Phantom Pop: Atlantic Ave

    Phantom Pop: Atlantic Ave

    Phantom Pop bassist Dave Lowenthal sent us the band’s first single from their upcoming album. The tune is “Atlantic Ave”, penned by the bassist. The band is a 5-piece instrumental group from Brooklyn, NY who “combines elements of funk, soul, and R&B with the improvisation of jazz to create their own sound.” “Originally formed by... »