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  • 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. »

  • Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

    Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

    Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend sent in this very personal performance of his original song, “For My Father.” He wrote the song without understanding what it was about until his father passed away. “I always knew that it was a special song, but I could never figure out why,” Townsend wrote. “I could never pick a... »

  • All Bass Birthday Celebration with Viaceslav Svedov

    All Bass Birthday Celebration with Viaceslav Svedov

    You may have heard today is No Treble’s fourth birthday. So we decided to continue the celebration with the only kind of video that makes sense on a day like this. Here’s Viaceslav Svedov – one of our favorite bassists and friends we’ve discovered thanks to this magazine – doing his trademark thing, including great... »

  • One Man Band: Giulio Carmassi Performs Brecker Brothers “Slick Stuff”

    One Man Band: Giulio Carmassi Performs Brecker Brothers “Slick Stuff”

    In this video Giulio Carmassi not only covers Will Lee’s bass part in “Slick Stuff” by the Brecker Brothers, he covers everything else as well! Talk about a multi-instrumentalist! »

  • Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride: Watermelon Man

    Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride: Watermelon Man

    There’s just no way to describe just how epic Christian McBride is on bass. This video does him justice though. Herbie Hancock was featured on Elvis Costello’s “Spectacle” TV show back in February 2009. As part of the show, Herbie took the stage with McBride and drummer Karriem Riggins and performed “Watermelon Man”. Things get... »