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  • Adam Ben Ezra: “Dear Prudence” Bass Cover

    Adam Ben Ezra: “Dear Prudence” Bass Cover

    Adam Ben Ezra doesn’t need a lot to produce his music. But he does an awful lot, in a most impressive way. Here’s Adam taking on the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” with his upright bass, a loop recorder and his voice… live. »

  • Cheikh Ndoye Project: Below Level

    Cheikh Ndoye Project: Below Level

    Having more than one bass in a band has been done many times before but when it happens, it’s often with the purpose of highlighting one of the basses as a solo instrument. In this video it’s more about the groove as bassist and leading man Cheikh Ndoye shares the bass role with David Segal. »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: “Reproches” for Solo Bass

    Jesús Rico Pérez: “Reproches” for Solo Bass

    Bassist Jesús Rico Pérez shared this solo bass performance of this tune, “Reproches”. He asked us: “what do you think, is it good?” We thought it was fantastic, and we’re happy to share it with you. Jesús performs it on his 5-string bass with piccolo strings and alternate tuning (from low to high: G, Bb,... »

  • James Brown with Bootsy Collins: Brother Rapp (Paris, 1971)

    James Brown with Bootsy Collins: Brother Rapp (Paris, 1971)

    Here’s some terrific old school music for you, with an 18 year old Bootsy Collins laying it down for James Brown. This performance of “Brother Rapp” was filmed in 1971, like another video we featured of The Godfather of Soul with Bootsy from the same year. »

  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Autumn Leaves

    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Autumn Leaves

    Every time I watch or listen to NHØP, I have to stop everything else I’m doing. His jaw-dropping virtuosity and sheer technicality is unmatched. Here’s an awesome clip of the Great Dane ripping up the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves”. He starts the song off with a tip of the hat to Jaco Pastorius by playing... »

  • Brian Blade and The Fellowship: King’s Highway

    Brian Blade and The Fellowship: King’s Highway

    Brian Blade and The Fellowship visited the Chicago Music Exchange in March and performed three songs. One of those was the band’s own tune, “King’s Highway”. The video is a little long, so if you want to skip forward to bassist Chris Thomas taking a pretty cool bass solo, it’s around the 7:50 mark. (I... »

  • Miles Mosley: All Bass “Purple Haze”

    Miles Mosley: All Bass “Purple Haze”

    One of the first videos we ever shared on No Treble was Miles Mosley’s incredible cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child”. Miles is back with a new Hendrix cover, this time performing “Purple Haze”, with some help from drummer TonyAustin. »

  • The Police: Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test

    The Police: Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test

    Here’s some old school Police for you. Recorded in 1978, Sting and the boys bring their raw energy (and awesome sunglasses) to “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “Next To You” on this taped performance for The Old Grey Whistle Test. The show was The Police’s first ever TV appearance in the UK. »

  • Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

    Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

    We first featured Joshua Young almost four years ago and said to watch out for him in the future. Well, the future is now. This is Joshua – six years older than the previous video – displaying blazing chops and improvising over Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” »

  • Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage

    Pinnick Gales Pridgen: Collateral Damage

    Earlier this year, the badass power rock trio of dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales, and Thomas Pridgen teamed up and released their self-titled debut album. Now they have a music video for “Collateral Damage,” which is underpinned by Pinnick’s ballsy bass tone. Dig it. »