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  • Aaron Gibson: Love

    Aaron Gibson: Love

    If you’ve heard the music of Aaron Gibson, you’ll know why he’s one of our favorite bassists here at No Treble HQ. Here’s Aaron performing his original composition, “Love”. Aaron has made the song available on iTunes. »

  • Olivier Babaz: “Teen Town” on Double Bass and Kalimba

    Olivier Babaz: “Teen Town” on Double Bass and Kalimba

    There’s something very satisfying about the combination of bass and kalimba. Olivier Babaz plays both simultaneously (not to mention a foot shaker) in this chilled out rendition of the Jaco Pastorius tune “Teen Town.” Talk about coordination! »

  • Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

    Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

    During Vulfpeck’s tour, they had the night off in Tulsa. But a night off doesn’t stop these guys from getting funky. Joined by Cory Wong on guitar, the band put together one epic jam. As usual, bassist Joe Dart delivers big time. Jack Stratton told me they were “going for a Bernard Edwards tone”. Oh... »

  • Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: Beautify

    Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: Beautify

    Back in July, Flemming shared an incredible video of an incredible tune by Kenneth Dahl Knudsen. I didn’t make it through halfway through that video before I bought Kenneth’s album, Clockstopper. Here’s another great song and performance filmed during the same concert. “Beautify” is harder hitting than “Tucked In”, but just as great. »

  • Clatter: Tree of Secrets

    Clatter: Tree of Secrets

    Who doesn’t love some gritty Rickenbacker tone? Here’s a great example from Clatter bassist/vocalist Amy Humphrey, who rocks it out on their song “Tree of Secrets.” »

  • Sean Martinez: Interconnected

    Sean Martinez: Interconnected

    Sean Martinez has a new EP called Omnipotent Dream coming out soon, and he’s been dropping some teasers from the upcoming release. Here’s an awesome video of Martinez playing along with the track “Interconnected,” which features some gorgeous tapping, ambient effects, and gnarly distortion for a spacey vibe. »

  • Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

    Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

    “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)” was first recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1962. Twenty-one years later, Paul Young released his version, which went on to become a major hit thanks in large part to Pino Palladino and his fretless bass. In this video, Pino tells the story behind the song, as do... »

  • Jim Bennett: Daft Bass… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

    Jim Bennett: Daft Bass… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

    Jim Bennett is hard at work on his “Daft Bass” project. Here’s the latest – an all-bass cover of the Daft Punk song, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, from the album Discovery. Jim said “Sorry for the jump cuts in the middle, I mixed two takes which I thought felt better.” We hardly noticed! (But we... »

  • Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live

    Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live

    Back in May, Janek Gwizdala performed with Bob Reynolds, Alan Pasqua and Peter Erskine at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles. This tune, “Once I Knew” features an incredible intro by Janek, who eventually creates a loop to solo over with bass and voice. “Once I Knew” is one of the tracks on Janek’s album,... »

  • David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”

    David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”

    David Pastorius recently wowed us all with his performance of Tech N9ne’s “Questions”. He’s at it again. Here’s David adding his thing to Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”. »