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  • Edmond Gilmore: “Double Presto” from Bach’s Partita No. 1

    Edmond Gilmore: “Double Presto” from Bach’s Partita No. 1

    We’ve posted plenty of bassists performing Bach, but this one takes the cake. Edmond Gilmore displays unbelievably fluid technique as he plays along violinist Arthur Grumiaux on the “Double Presto” movement from Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B minor. »

  • Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Richard Bona and Raul Midón: Good Times

    Back in October, we shared an incredible video with Richard Bona and Raul Midón performing “Don’t Take It That Way“. Here they are again, performing “Good Times”. Good times indeed. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “One Summer’s Day” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “One Summer’s Day” Solo Bass Performance

    I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting Simon Fitzpatrick in person yet. Until I do, I’m not going to be sure he’s actually human. Once again, Simon turns in an impressive solo bass arrangement, this time taking on the tune “One Summer’s Day”, from the movie Spirited Away. »

  • Steve Metcalf: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Snow” Mandolin & Bass Cover

    Steve Metcalf: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Snow” Mandolin & Bass Cover

    When there’s a new video by Steve Metcalf, I drop everything to check it out. This one is fantastic, as all of his videos. But this one is much more personal. “This Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of ‘Snow’ is dedicated to my lifelong best friend David Coover who died on January 13th 2014,” Steve... »

  • Olivier Carole: Sa Kay

    Olivier Carole: Sa Kay

    Emeline Fougeray asked us to share this video of Olivier Carole performing the tune “Sa Kay”. Emeline plays in Olivier’s band Oceakyl, which features two basses. (Check out Oceakyl’s tune “No One Can Be You“, from the archives). Emeline said, “This is [Olivier's] solo project: fretless and fretted basses, voice and beat box. The song... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra with Cody Wright: Mississippi

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra with Cody Wright: Mississippi

    The innovative Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is releasing a new album in May called Mixtape Symphony. They’ve just released a video of the first movement from the record, “Mississippi.” If it’s any sign of the rest of the album, it’s going to be a killer. Ironically, the Fourchestra is a trio made up of Jonathan Scales... »

  • Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Finale

    Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Finale

    One of my favorite all-time duos have shared a new video. Here’s bassist Evan Marien and drummer Dana Hawkins performing “Finale”, which is from Evan’s new album, We Are All You. This might be my favorite tune yet by these guys. »

  • Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: My Lost Smile

    Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: My Lost Smile

    Jan Urbanec sent us a note about his new project, and a video to go along with it. The duo pairs the bassist with Shahab Tolouie. “It is a fusion of Flamenco, Persian traditional music and modern groove,” explains Jan. “Shahab comes from Iran, studied flamenco in Spain and lives now in Prague.” Jan once... »

  • Sergey Danilevych: Staying Forever (Live Dubstep Performance)

    Sergey Danilevych: Staying Forever (Live Dubstep Performance)

    No Treble reader Sergey Danilevych sent us this video of him performing with drummer Josh Schusterman. The tune, “Staying Forever” is an original by Sergey, who said this was recorded in one take with no overdubs. All of the samples were triggered in real time from Abletone Live and iPad. Something else I found cool... »

  • Ian Pettersson: On Raglan Road

    Ian Pettersson: On Raglan Road

    Yes, St. Paddy’s Day was yesterday, but we’re going to celebrate a little more today with some bass goodness from Ian Pettersson. Ian sent us this video of him performing his own solo bass arrangement of the classic Irish song, “On Raglan Road”. Ian said the song is based on a “poem by Patrick Kavanagh... »