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  • Lewis.Brown: Forward Motion (redux)

    Lewis.Brown: Forward Motion (redux)

    Here’s a dynamic duo if I ever saw one. Bassist Rich Brown and drummer Larnell Lewis have teamed up to form Lewis.Brown. This clip of “Forward Motion (redux)” recorded at the Placebo Space in Toronto last month is leaving us wanting more. Brown sets up a heavily syncopated groove with loop pedal before Lewis jumps... »

  • Diego Tarantino: Sir Duke

    Diego Tarantino: Sir Duke

    The last time we saw Diego Tarantino, he took the Pat Metheny tune “Better Days Ahead” and turned it into a lead bass arrangement. Diego just sent us his latest, where he applied his skills to the Stevie Wonder tune, “Sir Duke”. Diego nails the lead line and throws in a terrific solo on his... »

  • YYNOT: Losing It

    YYNOT: Losing It

    Since it’s debut on the 1982 album, Signals, Rush hadn’t performed “Losing It” live. That all changed on Rush’s R40 tour, where they performed the tune during their stop in Toronto on June 19, 2015. Joining them on stage was violinist Ben Mink, who performed on the original track. YYNOT decided to take the R40... »

  • Timothy Perkins: The Lonely Man Theme

    Timothy Perkins: The Lonely Man Theme

    Timothy Perkins sent us this cool video for “The Lonely Man Theme”, and it’s impressive. The bassist brings it all to the table for the high and lonesome melody, including his five-string, his double bass, and a fretless. The playing is fantastic and the song itself will get stuck in your head. »

  • Young Pandas: Keep On

    Young Pandas: Keep On

    Young Pandas are back with a new video from sessions they did last year. Bassist Kyle Nagel shared this one, with the back story: “This one even has a little bass feature in it about halfway through. I’m once again playing my Lakland Hollowbody with flats and Bartolini pickups. We also took a cue from... »

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  • Gregory Porter: Holding On, Live In Berlin

    Gregory Porter: Holding On, Live In Berlin

    I’m a big Gregory Porter fan, so I was excited to hear he has a new coming out in November. The jazz vocalist is once again joined by bassist Jahmal Nichols, who plays beautifully crafted lines to perfection. This clip of “Holding On” is a great example with the bassist sitting just right in the... »

  • Vulfpeck: Dean Town

    Vulfpeck: Dean Town

    It is always a good day at No Treble HQ when a new Vulfpeck video is released. This one has lots of extra bass goodness – and funkiness – thanks to Joe Dart and some killer beats. The tune is “Dean Town”, which is a track from Vulfpeck’s upcoming album, The Beautiful Game, due to... »

  • The Rolling Stones: Miss You

    The Rolling Stones: Miss You

    Ever since a new Darryl Jones documentary was announced, I’ve been listening to lots of the bassist’s work on YouTube. Here’s a great extended take of “Miss You” taken from 1995, just two years after he joined the Rolling Stones. Jones carries the groove throughout with rock solid time and feel while Mick Jagger gets... »

  • Andrea Caggiari: James Brown Funk Bass Lines

    Andrea Caggiari: James Brown Funk Bass Lines

    Bassist Andrea Caggiari emailed me this terrific video where he plays along to seven different James Brown tunes. Of course, this one gets funky, thanks to the original lines by Bernard Odum, Bootsy Collins, Fred Thomas, Gordon Edwards and Sweet Charles Sherrell. Here’s the track list: Cold Sweat Soul Power Super Bad Talkin Loud And... »

  • Shaun Martin: Lotus

    Shaun Martin: Lotus

    We always love sharing a clip of Shaun Martin’s band, and music from his album, . Here’s the track “Lotus”, with bassist Keith Taylor laying down some sweet bass. The whole tune is great, but things really get going around the 3-minute mark. »