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  • Jimmi Clarke: Teen Town

    Jimmi Clarke: Teen Town

    Nigel Palmer sent us this video of his musical colleague, bassist Jimmi Clarke performing the Jaco Pastorius tune “Teen Town”. “Jimmi is an established session and live bassist for such luminaries as Gloria Gaynor and Il Divo,” Nigel said. “…and here he makes the Jaco/Weather Report tune ‘Teen Town’ look like a walk in the... »

  • El Ten Eleven: Thanks Bill

    El Ten Eleven: Thanks Bill

    This must be the month for big sounding duos. Our friend Lucas Carver sent this note: “Experimental Post Rock with just Kristian on double neck guitar/bass and Tim on drums and crazy percussion. Kristian is the reason I love playing bass.” Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty are the duo known as El Ten Eleven. They... »

  • Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

    Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

    Bass legend Paul Jackson reached out to us with this note: “Good people at No Treble, check our new video ‘Midnight is a Lonely Heart’ from our forthcoming ‘Groove or Die’.” This, ladies and gentlemen, is what it is all about. The track is a preview of the debut album by the Paul Jackson Trio,... »

  • Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Bass Bash Jam: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair and Derico Watson

    Berklee hosted their 2014 Summer Bass Bash recently, and what a bash it was. Here’s one of the highlights from the event with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey jamming along with drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson. Smokin’! »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

    Technical Death Metal band Beyond Creation is getting ready to release their sophomore album, Earthborn Evolution, and bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe has dished up a bass playthrough of the first track from the album, “Elusive Reverence.” The left-handed, six-string fretless player tears through the track with deceptive ease. Rather than lay on root notes or... »

  • Phantom Pop: Atlantic Ave

    Phantom Pop: Atlantic Ave

    Phantom Pop bassist Dave Lowenthal sent us the band’s first single from their upcoming album. The tune is “Atlantic Ave”, penned by the bassist. The band is a 5-piece instrumental group from Brooklyn, NY who “combines elements of funk, soul, and R&B with the improvisation of jazz to create their own sound.” “Originally formed by... »

  • Talking Heads: Heaven, Live

    Talking Heads: Heaven, Live

    I’m going to warn you… if you grew up in the 80’s, this story will probably make you feel old. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. Shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December, 1983, the footage captures the band during their tour... »

  • Common Thread with Alissia Benveniste: For the One Time

    Common Thread with Alissia Benveniste: For the One Time

    Regular No Treble readers will probably recognize Alissia Benveniste from the killer videos we’ve shared in the past of her band. Here’s Alissia performing with Common Thread – a band she cofounded, described as “a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the globe, brought together by a passion for good vibes, music that makes... »

  • Michelle Kuban: Over You

    Michelle Kuban: Over You

    Camarel bassist/vocalist Michelle Kuban took to the studio to record a scaled back version of the band’s song “Over You.” Using overdubs, Kuban lays down the bass line and chords as well as the lead and backup vocals. »

  • Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: Natalia

    Shahab Tolouie and Jan Urbanec: Natalia

    I received a note from bassist Jan Urbanec about a new video by the incredible duo he has with guitarist Shahab Tolouie. Of course, any time that happens, I can’t wait to check out what they’re up to with their “flamenco fusion” sound. As always, Jan’s note came with a little humor: “I know No... »