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The Art of the Trio: An Interview with Joe Policastro

The Art of the Trio: An Interview with Joe Policastro

Bassist Joe Policastro has been reinventing the new American Songbook on his last three albums centered around central themes. We caught up with Policastro to get the scoop on his musical background, his music, and how to keep a steady music gig.

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Horror Films and Sunday School: An Interview with Aaron Gibson

Horror Films and Sunday School: An Interview with Aaron Gibson

Bassist and singer/songwriter Aaron Gibson has just released his latest album, entitled “Horror Films and Sunday School” - a brilliant and beautiful record. We caught up with Aaron to get the story behind it, and more.

More Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson, Part 2

More Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson, Part 2

In our last interview with solo bass whiz Steve Lawson, he gave us the scoop on his latest album, Beauty and Desolation. The gorgeous seven-song collection continues the bassist’s constant sonic exploration and artistic growth. Our chat included his ideas on the album’s concept, his improvisational style, and how he uses symbolism in music. In part two of the conversation,...

Purple House: An Interview with Ryan Madora

Purple House: An Interview with Ryan Madora

If you’ve been reading No Treble at all for the past seven years, you’ve probably read the work of Ryan Madora. Her popular columns run the gamut from mastering the blues to understanding your instrument to bass players you should know. If you haven’t heard her play yet, you need to check out Robben Ford’s latest album, . The effort...

Neospectric: An Interview with Max Moran

Neospectric: An Interview with Max Moran

As artists, we try to combine all of our influences to create something new. Bassist Max Moran has achieved that with his new album, . The forward-thinking jazz album, which is anchored by his band of the same name, blends styles and genres for a beautiful flow over tight grooves. His unique sound came naturally as he forged his musical...

Witherfall: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

Witherfall: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

Witherfall is gearing up to release their second album, A Prelude to Sorrow, on November 2nd. The metal band draws from a lot of influences for an incredible sound, which is why it’s perfect that bassist Anthony Crawford is holding down the low end. His background in heavy music mixed with jazz and progressive rock led him to craft perfect...

Head Cage: An Interview with John Jarvis

Head Cage: An Interview with John Jarvis

John Jarvis has been tearing it up on the bass in Pig Destroyer for five years, but Head Cage is the first album to feature his bass playing. That’s no big deal for some bands, but Jarvis is also the only bassist they’ve ever had. Fitting his sound into the already intense band was tricky at first, but Jarvis is...

Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson

Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson

Steve Lawson’s new album, Beauty and Desolation, could not have a better title. The completely improvised album teeters between delicate melodies and ominous soundscapes that seem to be a perfect picture of our times. He takes us on this sonic journey with just his bass – and a boatload of gear. Improvisation and being in the moment are key to...

Superette: An Interview with Chris Lightcap

Superette: An Interview with Chris Lightcap

Chris Lightcap has an exquisite new album called Superette that takes his jazz-oriented music in a new direction. The album is named after his new all-electric ensemble featuring Jonathan Goldberger and Curtis Hasselbring on guitars and Dan Rieser on drums. An experiment in sounds, the group is described as exploring “the nexus of of harmolodics, surf, West African music, psychedelia...

Conversations: An Interview with Darryl Anders

Conversations: An Interview with Darryl Anders

Agapésoul has just released their sophomore album, Conversations, featuring a host of guest artists supported by a core group of musicians. In the center of that core is bassist and bandleader Darryl Anders. Originally from Florida, Anders grew up in a musical family and picked up the bass after starting on trumpet in third grade. One listen to the monster...