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Martin Mendez: My Top Five Bass Influences
Bassists

Martin Mendez: My Top Five Bass Influences

Martin Mendez has released the second album from his White Stones project. In celebration of “Dancing Into Oblivion”, he shared this exclusive with us: his top five bass influences. Some of them may surprise you!

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Overpass: An Interview with Marc Johnson
Interviews

Overpass: An Interview with Marc Johnson

From his time in the Bill Evans Trio, to his Bass Desires quartet, to his work with his partner Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson’s career has been full of amazing music. Now, he’s released his first solo bass album. We caught up with him to get the scoop.

Bassists Remember Charlie Watts
Bassists

Bassists Remember Charlie Watts

The deep connection between bassists and drummers is unlike any other. But with the passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, it is obvious the impact he had went beyond music. Here are some tributes from some notable bassists.

In Memoriam: Peter Ind
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Peter Ind

British jazz bass great Peter Ind has passed away. He was 93 years old.

Wonder Women: Mohini Dey
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Mohini Dey

Welcome to No Treble’s new monthly feature, “Wonder Women: Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”. We’re kicking off Brittany Frompovich’s new series featuring the inspiring and fiery young powerhouse bassist, Mohini Dey.

A Raging Bull: An Interview with Ryan Stasik
Interviews

A Raging Bull: An Interview with Ryan Stasik

Umphrey’s McGee are masters of creating atmosphere with their intro music, and now they’ve expanded on the ideas from those tracks to create a new album. We caught up with Ryan Stasik to get the scoop on that and more.

Reader Spotlight: Leandro Ferreira
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Leandro Ferreira

Meet Leandro Ferreira, who was originally a drummer but says that once he decided how difficult it would be to become a good musician, he decided to switch to his first love: the bass.

Coffinized: An Interview With Mike Leon
Interviews

Coffinized: An Interview With Mike Leon

No matter what he’s doing, it’s clear that Mike Leon shreds. The most recent evidence is with The Absence in the form of their fifth studio album, “Coffinized”. We caught up with the bassist to get the scoop.

In Memoriam: Dusty Hill
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dusty Hill

We’re sad to report that another icon of the electric bass has left us. ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep, the band stated on their website. He was 72 years old.

Reader Spotlight: Timothy Seisser
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Timothy Seisser

Meet Timothy Seisser, a bassist from Chicago who started out on bass thanks to it being the only instrument left unchosen. He’s made the most of it in the years since, both playing and building basses.

Reader Spotlight: Dan Daugherty
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Dan Daugherty

Meet Dan Daugherty, who originally started on guitar but quickly switched to bass. Dan has had quite the musical journey and a major obstacle along the way. His is an inspiring story.

In Memoriam: Arthur “Juini” Booth
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Arthur “Juini” Booth

Jazz bassist Arthur “Juini” Booth has passed away after his health deteriorated following a fall at home last month. He was 73 years old.