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  • Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans

    Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience, Featuring Bill Dickens: Live in New Orleans

    The great week of bass birthdays continues with the fantastic Bill Dickens, who turns 56 today. Here’s a great clip of Dickens laying it down with guitarist Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience at a concert in New Orleans. Dickens is known for his unbelievable speed and soloing, but this trio setting lets the bassist showcase his... »

  • The Beatles: “Don’t Let Me Down” Rooftop Performance

    The Beatles: “Don’t Let Me Down” Rooftop Performance

    Today we’re celebrating Paul McCartney’s 72nd birthday with some old school Beatles. The bass line to “Don’t Let Me Down” has always been a favorite of mine for it’s big round tone and melodicism, and this video from their final live performance on the rooftop of the Apple building is palpable, to say the least.... »

  • Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, David T. Walker and More: Tighten Up

    Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, David T. Walker and More: Tighten Up

    Bass legend Chuck Rainey turns 74 today, and we’re celebrating with a jam of epic proportions. Here’s Rainey jamming the 1968 Archie Bell and the Drells song “Tighten Up,” from the 1993 “Coolin’ ’N Groovin’” performance in Japan. The session includes a who’s who of R&B session players, including drummer Bernard Purdie, guitarist David T.... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Let It Go” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Let It Go” Solo Bass Performance

    If you have young kids, you may have heard this song many more times than you’d like. But we think you’ll appreciate this arrangement by Simon Fitzpatrick, who takes the song and performs one of his trademark solo bass arrangements. If you dig this, Simon has released an album featuring 12 solo bass tunes. »

  • Horace Silver Quintet: Song For My Father

    Horace Silver Quintet: Song For My Father

    Today’s featured video is dedicated to all the Dads out there. Horace Silver’s “Song For My Father” was the opening track for his 1965 album of the same name, and a dedication to the pianist’s father. Here’s Silver’s Quintet performing the tune for Jazz Omkring Midnat – Denmark TV in 1968. The line up is... »

  • Marcus Miller Band: “Jean Pierre” Live

    Marcus Miller Band: “Jean Pierre” Live

    Today is Marcus Miller’s birthday, and we’re celebrating by listening to all kinds of music with Marcus (of which, there’s a lot to choose from). Here’s an epic video of Marcus with his band performing Miles Davis’ “Jean Pierre” at North Sea Jazz in 2011. It starts out with such a fantastic groove and starts... »

  • Snow Owl: Buñuelitos

    Snow Owl: Buñuelitos

    Sometime last year, Damian Erskine clued me into a smoking new bassist and I was hooked. Snow Owl, aka Juan Garcia-Herreros, has such stunning rhythmic and melodic capabilities that he makes the most complex lines seem simple. Here he plays an original duo compositon called “Buñuelitos” with violinist Alejandra Maria. Beyond the musical prowess, it’s... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra Trio: “Can’t Stop Running”

    Adam Ben Ezra Trio: “Can’t Stop Running”

    Adam Ben Ezra is one of our favorite bassists around here, and I think he now holds a unique status on No Treble. This is the third time we’ve shared his tune “Can’t Stop Running”. But that’s because the bassist keeps putting together great variations on it (if you’re interested in the first two, check... »

  • Panagiotis Andreou, Tammy Scheffer & Ronen Itzik: Morning Bound

    Panagiotis Andreou, Tammy Scheffer & Ronen Itzik: Morning Bound

    Morning Bound is a fantastic new trio consisting of vocalist Tammy Scheffer, drummer Ronen Itzik and bassist Panagiotis Andreou, who you may know from Now vs. Now. The trio describes their sound as “somewhere in the realm between pop, rock, jazz, and Mediterranean soul,” is readying their debut EP for this fall. This self-titled track... »

  • Miki Santamaria & Dani Ktna: “Overjoyed” Bass & Drums

    Miki Santamaria & Dani Ktna: “Overjoyed” Bass & Drums

    Miki Santamaria is back with another stunning version of his arrangement of Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed". This time around, Miki is joined by drummer Dani Ktna, who create a new vibe on the arrangement. Still stunning »