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  • Magnus Sjöquist: Someone To Watch Over Me

    Magnus Sjöquist: Someone To Watch Over Me

    U-Bass fanatic Magnus Sjöquist shared this awesome video of his tribute to one of his bass heroes. “It’s a little tribute to Steve Swallow. Especially his bass/chord comping,” he writes. “This is a transcription of a part he plays behind John Scofield from a concert with the John Scofield Trio. I’m playing a custom Kala... »

  • Vulfpeck: Hero Town

    Vulfpeck: Hero Town

    To say I’m pumped about the upcoming Vulfpeck album would be an understatement. The band has released another video featuring a song from Mr. Finish Line, entitled “Hero Town.” Michael Bland guests (masterfully) on drums, with Joe Dart handling the bass, as always. The album is available for pre-order from Vulfpeck’s website. »

  • Nate Wood: Better If You Try

    Nate Wood: Better If You Try

    Nate Wood always impresses us with his videos from his “fOUR” project. The multi-instrumentalist produces some incredible music, simultaneously handling the bass, drums, and keys. And this time around, he adds vocals to the mix. All. At. Once. Here’s his latest entry in the series, with the tune, “Better If You Try.” »

  • Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove

    Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove

    Here’s episode #3 of Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this episode, Stuart offers up a slap bass groove in the style of Marcus Miller. He even performs it on a Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass. Stuart has the transcription available on his Bassline Publishing site. (To access these files, just... »

  • Jason Kishander: Run for Cover

    Jason Kishander: Run for Cover

    No Treble reader Jason Kishander sent us this video of him covering the Marcus Miller tune, “Run for Cover.” He told us this version was arranged “by the awesome talented prodigy Yohan Kim.” »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tim Lefebvre’s Bass Solo on “Mountain Jam”

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tim Lefebvre’s Bass Solo on “Mountain Jam”

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band has an annual residency at the Beacon Theatre, and they like to make it special every year. On the final night of the run this year they brought Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio out for the epic Allman Brothers song “Mountain Jam.” Fans were treated to a spectacular bass solo from Tim... »

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  • Mike Stern: Tipatina’s (Live, 2011)

    Mike Stern: Tipatina’s (Live, 2011)

    Mike Stern and his band took the stage at Jazz à Vienne in 2011, along with guest Didier Lockwood on violin. Here they are performing “Tipatina’s,” which appeared on Stern’s 1999 album, Play. Bassist Tom Kennedy plays a fierce bass line throughout, with Dave Weckl on drums. »

  • Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

    Bunzing: Dean as a Teen Town

    No Treble reader Ruud sent us this video of a bassist who goes by Bunzing, who took Vulfpeck’s “Dean Town” and Weather Report’s “Teen Town,” and arranged it into a single tune. “I used the rhythm of Jaco’s part and wrote new notes for it to fit Dean Town’s chord progression. It turned out to... »

  • Frank Zappa: Black Napkins (Live, 1977)

    Frank Zappa: Black Napkins (Live, 1977)

    Frank Zappa’s 1977 performance at the Palladium Theater offered up some incredible concert footage. This remastered video of “Black Napkins” shows the band in top form. The line up included Patrick O’Hearn on bass, Terry Bozzio on drums, Adrian Belew on guitar, Ed Mann on percussion, and Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf on keys. Great... »

  • Vvon Dogma I: Communion

    Vvon Dogma I: Communion

    Former Unexpect bassist ChaotH (aka Frederick Filiatrault) has a new band called Vvon Dogma I. He formed the group after his former group split up as a means to continue expressing his creativity. “Vvon Dogma I is an expression that I created that means to me the second incarnation of any entity, the evolution from... »