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  • Edson Barreto: “The Long and Winding Road” Cover for Two Basses

    Edson Barreto: “The Long and Winding Road” Cover for Two Basses

    No Treble reader Edson Barreto shares this video with us of his two-bass arrangement of the Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road”. Edson makes his fretless sing on this one. »

  • Steve Lawson: Looping Improv

    Steve Lawson: Looping Improv

    Steve Lawson is a master of looping and effects to create enormous soundscapes. He recently sent us this great clip of an improv session that turned out very musical. “[It] started out as a video test and ended up featuring some rather nice music, sort of by accident,” Lawson shares. “It starts out with an... »

  • BadBadNotGood: Kaleidoscope

    BadBadNotGood: Kaleidoscope

    If you like jazz, hip hop, and a little bit of punk, this video is for you. BadBadNotGood’s genre bending style ranges from intimate to epic, and it’s all showcased in this clip of their song “Kaleidoscope” from a performance at the Moran Plant in Burlington, Vermont. Bassist Chester Hansen lays it down with innovative... »

  • Richard Bona and MonoNeon: Engingilaye

    Richard Bona and MonoNeon: Engingilaye

    One of the best parts about social media is the spread of great art and inspiration. Bassist Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has a knack for harnessing that inspiration into new creations by taking existing videos and adding his own bass line to them to put a new spin or idea on the original. Here’s a great... »

  • Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella

    Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella

    Ian Pettersson contacted us with a simple note: “Royal Blood Live… and they sound great live!” It never ceases to amaze how big of a sound these guys create, thanks in large part to everything bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr does in the group. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Una Mattina” for Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Una Mattina” for Bass Guitar

    Earlier this month, we shared a video by Simon Fitzpatrick and his bass arrangement of Francisco Tárrega’s classical guitar piece “Rosita”. This time around, Simon took the piano piece “Una Mattina,” by Ludovico Einaudi and turned it into a beautiful solo bass version. »

  • Spare Parts: Right At Home

    Spare Parts: Right At Home

    Spare Parts has a new video out, with their trademark old school sound. Anchored by bassist Colin Scott, the band is joined by special guest, guitarist Fareed Haque. The tune, “Right At Home” was written by keyboardist Kevin Kozol. Dig it. »

  • Hiatus Kaiyote: Nakamarra

    Hiatus Kaiyote: Nakamarra

    A friend of mine recently turned me on to Hiatus Kaiyote, and I’m glad she did. The Australian neo-soul quartet has a buttery sound that’s fronted by singer/guitarist Nai Palm and supported by the fresh grooves of bassist Paul Bender. Here’s a great clip of the band playing through their song “Nakamarra” live on WNYC’s... »

  • Elton John with Dee Murray: Razor Face

    Elton John with Dee Murray: Razor Face

    Lately, I’ve been wearing out my copy of Elton John’s 11-17-70 on vinyl. The sole reason: the bass lines of Dee Murray on that incredible live album. While this video is almost one year later and from a different venue (BBC Studios), the lineup is the same – with John, Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson.... »

  • Ana Karina Sebastião and Lari Basilio: Groove Delas

    Ana Karina Sebastião and Lari Basilio: Groove Delas

    Mitch sent us this great clip of Ana Karina Sebastião locking in with guitarist Lari Basilio on the bassist’s original song, “Groove Delas.” This one has it all: great vibe, great groove, and great bass. »