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  • 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. »

  • Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: EthnoBulerias

    Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: EthnoBulerias

    The last time we shared a video by guitarist Shahab Tolouie and bassist Jan Urbanec, it was a major hit. Jan has just shared a new one with us. The duo is really creating some unique music, which Jan describes as “flamenco fusion.” That's as fitting a description as any for this performance of one… »

  • Stanley Clarke: “Lopsy Lu” (1976 Downbeat Awards Performance)

    Stanley Clarke: “Lopsy Lu” (1976 Downbeat Awards Performance)

    We're celebrating the birthday of one of the long-time greats in music and bass history, the one and only Stanley Clarke. Here he is performing "Lopsy Lu" at the 1976 Downbeat Poll Winner Awards show, along with Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, Chick Corea on piano and Billy Cobham on drums. Wow. Just wow. »

  • Joni Mitchell & Jaco Pastorius: “Shadows & Light” Rare Live Recording

    Joni Mitchell & Jaco Pastorius: “Shadows & Light” Rare Live Recording

    On November 20, 1976, Joni Mitchell performed a benefit concert with Jaco Pastorius and conga player Bobbye Hall for a "Save the Whales" organization in Sacramento, CA. Here's the trio's performance of "Shadows & Light" from that show. This version takes on a very different vibe than other more well-known recordings of the tune. And… »

  • Diazpora, Featuring Miu: Risin’ High

    Diazpora, Featuring Miu: Risin’ High

    Here at No Treble HQ, we have a special place in our hearts for tight bass grooves in horn bands. Here’s bassist David Nesselhauf laying it down with his band Diazpora and vocalist Miu on the tune “Risin’ High.” Nesselhauf shares that the bass is a custom Hot-Wire Bass with a special finish. “They managed… »

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

    Vulfpeck's Jack Stratton sent me another one of his cool visualization videos highlighting another impressive bass line by the one and only James Jamerson. This time around, the tune is the performance of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song, written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and recorded… »

  • Aaron Gibson: See The World

    Aaron Gibson: See The World

    Aaron Gibson is back with another single in his "Demos" series, "See The World." Aaron said his "Demos" series "are solo bass renditions of songs in preparation for my next produced album." The video work is terrific as usual, and Aaron shared a note about that too: "I wanted to do more with this video… »

  • Slade: “Let The Good Times Roll (Feel So Fine)” Live at Winterland

    Slade: “Let The Good Times Roll (Feel So Fine)” Live at Winterland

    Our Facebook friend Mark Francis Tully shared this video on our page, and I’m glad he did. The video features bassist Jimmy Lea shining with English rock band Slade at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1975. The song, “Let the Good Times Roll,” features an aggressive, recurring bass line that builds up tension and excitement… »

  • Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Federico Malaman: Solo Bass Arrangement of Sting’s “Seven Days”

    Here’s a bassist who never fails to impress me. Federico Malaman sent in this video of his solo bass version of Sting’s “Seven Days.” After playing a tasty arrangement of the melody, Malaman sets up a loop and lets loose with some soulful soloing. »