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  • Lianne La Havas: Bass/Voice Duet of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

    Lianne La Havas: Bass/Voice Duet of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

    There’s something beautiful about stripping a song down to just bass and voice, especially when that voice comes from Lianne La Havas. In this gorgeous rendition of Little Dragon’s “Twice,” bassist Chris Dagger lays down the song’s hypnotic bass line and harmonics. »

  • Jim Joel Santos: “Human Nature” All-Bass Arrangement

    Jim Joel Santos: “Human Nature” All-Bass Arrangement

    Jim Joel Santos knocks us out with his bass playing and arrangements of tunes. Jim recently shared one of his newest videos, this time performing Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” with some tasty bass playing and soloing. »

  • Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” Live

    Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” Live

    Back in 2012, we shared the isolated bass of John Paul Jones on Them Crooked Vultures’ “Scumbag Blues”. The live version is excellent too, from Austin City Limits. »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Tower of Silence

    Zawinul Syndicate with Linley Marthe: Tower of Silence

    Former Weather Report and Zawinul Syndicate percussionist Manolo Badrena recommended this video some time ago, and we forgot about it until today. This is the Syndicate lineup featuring bassist Linley Marthe, performing “Tower of Silence”. It starts out with just keyboards, then guitar and voice before the band kicks in (around the 3 minute mark).... »

  • 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. »