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  • Marcus Miller: Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Live

    Marcus Miller: Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Live

    How many bass lines get people excited after only two notes? Marcus Miller riled the crowd up at the 2015 North Sea Jazz Festival with an instrumental version of the classic Temptations hit “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”. “How good does that bass line have to be that I just have to play two notes?”... »

  • Geddy Lee’s R40 Tour Gear Rundown

    Geddy Lee’s R40 Tour Gear Rundown

    Prepare to geek out. Our friend Christopher Buttner got a special tour of Geddy Lee‘s gear during the Tampa, Florida show of Rush’s R40 tour. Lucky for the rest of us, he recorded it. From the plethora of basses to the amps and even the signal chain, Buttner got the scoop on the whole rig.... »

  • Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan & George Duke: Live 1990

    Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan & George Duke: Live 1990

    Rick Suchow has shared another gem of a video. We’ll let him explain: “The always adorable Chaka with Stanley Clarke and George Duke, performing ‘I Wish You Love’ live at Montreux 1990. Stanley takes a solo on his EUB. The audio is a bit hissy and this is clearly an impromptu performance, but still a... »

  • Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not

    Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not

    I’ve grown to love the sound of fretless in a metal setting. Here’s a great clip of Olivier Pinard laying it down in a new metal group called Akurion that features members of Cryptopsy and Neuraxis, including vocalist Mike DiSalvo, guitarist Rob Milley, and drummer Tommy Mckinnon. This clip is of their debut track, “Yet... »

  • AUDIOgraffiti: Black Rainbow

    AUDIOgraffiti: Black Rainbow

    Bassist and No Treble reader Nikolaos Finizio sent us a note and video of his band AUDIOgraffiti. “I’m a musician based in Italy, as a bass player, I always enjoy your selection of groovy videos, so this time I decided to share one myself,” he shared. “This one was filmed during the studio sessions when... »

  • Dave Brubeck Quartet, featuring Eugene Wright: These Foolish Things

    Dave Brubeck Quartet, featuring Eugene Wright: These Foolish Things

    Here’s a mellow jazz standard to make you feel good. Eugene Wright, aka The Senator, served as bassist for the Dave Brubeck Quartet during its classic lineup years from 1958 to 1968. Alongside Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and Joe Morello, Wright was part of the groundbreaking 1959 album Time Out that featured “Take Five”. This 1959... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

    Ever since she announced a tour in April, I’ve been dying to hear Esperanza Spalding‘s new music. Dubbed Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, the bassist describes the project as a way of “going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand.” Here’s a clip of Spalding performing... »

  • Zander Zon: Everything I Do

    Zander Zon: Everything I Do

    Once again, Zander Zon has turned in another fantastic arrangement of a pop tune. Here he is – back to playing solo with just his Zon bass – performing Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do”. »

  • Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers

    Katie Thiroux: Wives And Lovers

    We have a new Katie Thiroux video to share, and this one is another gem. Recorded as part of Berklee’s video series, here’s Katie performing Burt Bacharach’s “Wives and Lovers” at Cafe 939. »

  • Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    Rush: Red Barchetta (Live, 1980)

    In honor of Geddy Lee’s birthday today, here’s a great clip of Rush performing “Red Barchetta”, live in 1980. Happy birthday, Geddy! »