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  • Marta Altesa: Bass & Drum Cover of Jamiroquai’s “Little L”

    Marta Altesa: Bass & Drum Cover of Jamiroquai’s “Little L”

    Marta Altesa knocked everyone out with the first two videos we featured, thanks to some incredible bass playing that would seem to go way beyond her few short years of experience. Marta is raising the bar yet again, taking on another Jamiroquai tune and this time covering both the bass and drum parts. She gets... »

  • Hawkwind: Silver Machine

    Hawkwind: Silver Machine

    I finally got a chance to pickup up the Lemmy documentary and ever since I watched it I’ve been hooked on listening to all things Lemmy. Before Motörhead, the legendary bassist was dishing out a much more psychedelic vibe with the space rock band Hawkwind. Here’s the music video for their single “Silver Machine” from... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: TNFJ

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: TNFJ

    Our friend Charmaine Kirsch sent in this video, and I was hooked. As if the idea of a steel drums trio isn’t awesome enough, bassist Cody Wright lays down some extremely righteous bass. He kicks things off with a funky riff and the hits keep rolling. Besides a groove that won’t quit, Wright lays it... »

  • Jan Urbanec: Acoustic Bass Funk

    Jan Urbanec: Acoustic Bass Funk

    Warning: you’re about to experience some serious funkiness. The only problem, it doesn’t last long enough. Jan Urbanec is laying it down on his acoustic bass. He says he’s “…just messing around with one of my favorite grooves.” Oh yeah. And about that bass… I think it is a custom made archtop fretless acoustic, created... »

  • Jaco Pastorius: “Chromatic Fantasy”, Live (1986)

    Jaco Pastorius: “Chromatic Fantasy”, Live (1986)

    When Kevin sent me this video, I was stunned… such a rare gem and an excellent closeup of Jaco Pastorius performing solo in 1986. This was during one of his gigs with drummer Brian Melvin. I don’t recall many videos of Jaco performing “Chromatic Fantasy”, but this one has to be among the best of... »

  • Bobby Vega, Prarie Prince and Chris Rossbach: Mercury

    Bobby Vega, Prarie Prince and Chris Rossbach: Mercury

    Bobby Vega is hands down one of my favorite bassists. Here’s a clip of him with fellow San Francisco heavyweights Prarie Prince and Chris Rossbach peforming a flowing tune called “Mercury.” »

  • Adam Stevens: “Let’s Get It On” All-Bass Cover

    Adam Stevens: “Let’s Get It On” All-Bass Cover

    Marvin Gaye’s tune “Let’s Get It On” featured one the great Motown bass lines, played by Wilton Felder. Bassist Adam Stevens took the tune, his bass and a looper, and made it his own. Once again, Adam turns in an amazing all-bass performance. »

  • Name That Bass Line!

    Name That Bass Line!

    Name That Bass Line! is a fun show on YouTube that mixes skit comedy and famous bass lines. What more could you want? Each segment has ten mystery bass lines played by fellow YouTubers that the viewers have to guess. This episode features bassists Dave Baron, Will Lee, MarloweDK, DavidSinRocks, TJH3113, MusicLisha, Paul from “How... »

  • Larry Graham and Graham Central Station: Release Yourself

    Larry Graham and Graham Central Station: Release Yourself

    In honor of Larry Graham’s 67th birthday today, we wanted to look back at his earlier work with Graham Central Station. This is some serious old school funk right here – with Larry and the band making an appearance on Soul Train – I believe in 1975. There’s a nice interview to start, and then... »

  • Crash Kings: “Hot Fire” Live

    Crash Kings: “Hot Fire” Live

    Longtime No Treble readers may remember the Crash Kings. The trio started by brothers Mike Beliveau (bass) and Tony Beliveau (keyboards and vocals) caught our attention because they set out to get that “create a band that once and for all could be ‘The Big Rock Sound’ without guitar.” And boy did they. Here’s the... »