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  • Video Premiere: El Ten Eleven’s “Point Breeze”

    Video Premiere: El Ten Eleven’s “Point Breeze”

    We’re proud to team up with Gallien-Krueger to premiere a new performance by the awe-inspiring duo El Ten Eleven. Formed by multi-instrumentalist Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty, the duo utilizes a host of techniques and effects to build driving grooves with sublime sonic atmospheres. Dunn and Fogarty both get creative with loop pedals to... »

  • The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard

    The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard

    Earlier this year, Nashville bassist and No Treble contributor Ryan Madora released the self-titled debut with her new group, The Interludes. Inspired by the great rhythm sections from Stax, Motown and Muscle Shoals, the band’s vibe throws back to the instrumental stylings of Booker T. and the MG’s while bringing a modern touch of Medeski,... »

  • Zander Zon & Miki Santamaria: Eleanor Rigby

    Zander Zon & Miki Santamaria: Eleanor Rigby

    Just yesterday, I was thinking it has been a while since we’ve seen a video by Zander Zon. This morning I opened my email and saw a note from Zander. Not only is there a new video, it features another of our favorite bassists here, Miki Santamaria. The duo take on The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”.... »

  • Abraham Laboriel: Case of the Blues

    Abraham Laboriel: Case of the Blues

    Every time I watch Abraham Laboriel, it’s like a masterclass in “how it’s done.” His playing exudes musicality that lets his personality shine through, giving us all something to strive toward. Here’s a great clip of the master improvising a blues along with Hadley Hockensmith on guitar, Bill Maxwell on drums, Greg Mathieson on organ,... »

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  • BassTheWorld: 21 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld: 21 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld.com has followed up their “Got Bass Chops?” video with a second episode. This time, 21 bassists from around the world lay out the nastiest licks, funkiest grooves, and smoothest lines to show the scope of our beloved instrument. The bassists in order of appearance are Hadrien Feraud, Jay-Tee Teterissa, Bruno Tauzin, Andy C. Saxton,... »

  • Alessandro Calabrese: 10 Amazing Bass Lines in Rap History

    Alessandro Calabrese: 10 Amazing Bass Lines in Rap History

    Alessandro Calabrese sent me this video tribute to his favorite rap tunes. Not only does he handle the bass, he also shows off his guitar skills. How many of them do you recognize? »

  • Snarky Puppy: Dunlop Sessions

    Snarky Puppy: Dunlop Sessions

    Dunlop brought Snarky Puppy in for their “Sessions” series, which blends performances and interviews with artists. In this episode, members of Snarky Puppy discuss “their beginnings and the risks and rewards of standing by your musical vision.” There’s also the music of course, with Michael League and the band performing “Binky” and “Flood”. Enjoy. »

  • Ilja John Lappin: Bass Playthrough of The Hirsch Effekt’s “Bezoar”

    Ilja John Lappin: Bass Playthrough of The Hirsch Effekt’s “Bezoar”

    I’ll admit I hadn’t heard of The Hirsch Effekt before watching this, but this video has put bassist Ilja John Lappin on my radar. His playthrough of “Bezoar” has an intensity that will put you on the edge of your seat. The song falls somewhere between technical death metal and prog-rock with a Latin-American-tinged interlude.... »

  • Aaron Gibson: Not Good Enough

    Aaron Gibson: Not Good Enough

    I have good news. A new Aaron Gibson video is here. Aaron sent me this last night. He’s busy working on his new album too, which is more great news. “‘Not Good Enough‘ will be one of the tunes on the new album (Which I will get around to recording soonish)”, Aaron shared. “My son... »

  • George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Howard Hewett: Heaven Sent You

    George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Howard Hewett: Heaven Sent You

    I’m not sure if I would have ever seen this video if it hadn’t been for Pete Skjold sharing it. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it since then. In this clip, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, and Howard Hewett sit in a studio for a nice acoustic performance of “Heaven Sent You”,... »