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  • Matt Bissonette: live fretless bass solo

    Today’s featured video shows off the skills of bassist Matt Bissonette. In this clip, Matt takes a solo break on his fretless, during the 2002 Joe Satriani Strange Beautiful Music Tour in The Netherlands. You can definitely hear a Jaco influence toward the end of the solo, but with a nice twist. »

  • Victor Wooten: The Lesson

    Here is a video of Victor Wooten performing a solo of “The Lesson” from his album Palmystery, released in April, 2008. “It doesn’t matter how you go about writing songs,” says Victor. “The music is coming from somewhere. If we think it’s our brain, or some strictly intellectual source, I would say we’re mistaken. Sometimes... »

  • Christian McBride: Turnaround solo

    A blast from the recent past, this is a stellar Christian McBride upright bass solo on the Ornette Coleman tune “Turnaround”. Christian is joined by Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny and Brian Blade. »

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  • Headhunters: Chameleon, Live

    Headhunters: Chameleon, Live

    Check out this 1998 performance of Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, performing Chameleon. Bassist Paul Jackson is holding down the low end (and the upper register too!) Also on the date: Benny Maupin on sax, Bill Summers on percussion and Mike Clark on drums. »

  • Ray Riendeau Trio: Donna Lee / Au Privave

    Check out Ray Riendeau and his trio burn it up on Charlie Parker’s Donna Lee and Au Privave! The other members of the trio are Dan Tomlinson on drums and Steve Culp on piano. The performance took place at Arizona State University’s Bass Festival, in March 2009. »

  • Joe Britton performs Jeff Berlin’s Dixie

    One of the most tricky pieces for bass to execute perfectly is Jeff Berlin‘s incredibly intricate version of Dixie. This great execution by Joe Britton is by far the one that comes the closest. Check out Joe’s Youtube channel. »

  • Introducing Donovan Stokes

    Introducing Donovan Stokes

    I’m extremely pleased to announce Dr. Donovan Stokes is joining the No Treble team with a monthly column and on an advisory level. Donovan is a bass professor at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. Be on the look out for Donovan’s column, The Low Down with Dr. D, later this month. In the meantime, check... »

  • Rob Gourlay: Got a Match?

    Rob Gourlay: Got a Match?

    Today’s featured video showcases some amazing feats by bassist Rob Gourlay, performing Chick Corea’s Got a Match? at the Berklee Bass Lines concert in 2006. Thanks to our Twitter friend Alun Vaughan for sharing the video with us. »

  • Lyman Bushkovski: Time After Time for bass ensemble

    Here’s Lyman Bushkovski, playing Cindy Lauper’s song Time After Time, arranged for bass ensemble. A nice job on a nice song with a classic bass line. Check out Lyman’s Youtube channel. »

  • Bottom Line Duo: Flight of the Bumblebee

    Bottom Line Duo: Flight of the Bumblebee

    Do not adjust your video player… When I first watched this video, I thought my video player went crazy and was playing everything a double speed. Turns out that the bassist Spencer Hoveskeland was the one playing at double (or faster) speeds. »