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  • Niacin: No Man’s Land

    Niacin: No Man’s Land

    I was watching the video of Niacin’s live performance of “Blood, Sweat & Beers”, and it made me want to look for more. Here’s the trio of Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers and John Novello performing “No Man’s Land” at the same show… »

  • Zander Zon: Steven Spielberg Movie Medley for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon: Steven Spielberg Movie Medley for Solo Bass

    Zander Zon’s appreciation for composer John Williams is on full display with his latest video. Zander took several of the Williams-penned soundtracks on Steven Spielberg films and arranged them for solo bass. I’m sure you’ll recognize each one, but here’s the list of the soundtracks performed in this video: Jurassic Park E.T. Hook Indiana Jones... »

  • John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

    Steve Bailey has a great tradition of spreading holiday cheer. He gathers his fellow bassists for a winter summit at Berklee College of Music, where he heads the bass department, and puts together star-studded arrangements of carols. This year the group includes heavyweights John Clayton, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Bailey playing a reggae/swing/funk version... »

  • Miki Santamaria: Silent Night

    Miki Santamaria: Silent Night

    Continuing our celebration of the holiday season, bass-style, here’s a beautiful arrangement and performance of “Silent Night” by bassist Miki Santamaria. Miki said “Please excuse my facial expressions… LOL I was very into it haha.” Hey, he wouldn’t be a bass player without some bass faces. Happy holidays, all. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: Jingle Bells (Solo Bass)

    Simon Fitzpatrick: Jingle Bells (Solo Bass)

    Time for some more holiday cheer from another one of our favorite bassists around here. Here’s Simon Fitzpatrick performing “Jingle Bells” – solo bass style. »

  • Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.

    Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.

    Vulfpeck is one of our favorite bands around here. So when Jack Stratton emailed me there was a Christmas video, I couldn’t wait to share it. “This song follows true Dartonian Physics,” Jack shared, referencing Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart. “Meaning, groove for two minutes and then freak out during the last 1/8th of the song.”... »

  • Dreadlock Dave: Silver Bells

    Dreadlock Dave: Silver Bells

    Time to kick off the holiday season, bass style. Dreadlock Dave sent us this video with a nice note full of good cheer: “Here’s a little holiday wish from me & my bass guitar! Have a groovy day.” Love this funky arrangement, and that solo is awesome! »

  • The Nth Power: Only Love

    The Nth Power: Only Love

    No Treble reader Bryan Thomas sent us a note telling us to check out The Nth Power, featuring bassist Nate Edgar. We’re glad he did. Here’s a great clip of the band performing “Only Love” last year at Schubas in Chicago, Illinois. Edgar’s buttery tone ties the group together and works them into a frenzy... »

  • Olivier Babaz Trio: Bim Maloya

    Olivier Babaz Trio: Bim Maloya

    Olivier Babaz is working on an album focusing on his specialty of mixing bass and kalimba. He sent us this video for the song “Bim Maloya,” in which he plays both instruments while employing 12/8 & 9/8 rhythms from Réunion Island. »

  • Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady

    Christian McBride Trio: Sophisticated Lady

    Christian McBride is one bad dude. Here’s a jaw-dropping video of his trio performing the Ellington standard “Sophisticated Lady” live at the Festival de Jazz San Javier in 2009. The bassist kicks things off with an extended solo take on the song’s melody before bringing in the rest of the band. McBride pulls out all... »