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  • Nico Assumpção: upright bass solo

    Here’s a great solo by upright player Nico Assumpção, recorded in the 1970’s. Anyone know more about this performance? »

  • Rewind: the top stories from the last week of ’09

    Happy new year! Here are the most popular stories on No Treble last week: Columns & Features Jon Burr‘s newest video lesson: “Walking: On and through chord changes” Donovan Stokes‘s The Lowdown with Dr. D.: Three Requirements of Attainment (Part 2 of 3: Teacher) Player Spotlight: Erik Scott Ask Damian Erskine: How do you go... »

  • Rufus Reid and John Clayton featured at new JEN Conference

    Rufus Reid and Grammy nominees the Clayton Brothers (featuring John Clayton) are among the headliners to be featured at the first annual Jazz Education Network Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The JEN Conference, which takes place on May 20-22, 2010, will also include performances by Marvin Stamm, Terrell Stafford, the Army Blues Band, Tom “Bones”... »

  • Marcus Miller: solo at Festival De Jazz De Vitoria

    Check out Marcus Miller, along with Victor Wooten at the Vitoria Jazz Festival in July, 2009. Marcus once again pays tribute to Michael Jackson during his solo. »

  • Johnny Grubb plays final show with Railroad Earth

    Johnny Grubb, of the jam band RailRoad Earth, played his final concert with them on New Year’s Eve ’09 in Portland, Oregon. The bassist said in his blog that “the flame of my creativity began lighting a different path than the one that I was on with RRE,” citing that his love of computer programming... »

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  • Jeff Berlin pays homage to his musical mentor

    Virtuoso bassist Jeff Berlin recently wrote a letter to about the passing of his beloved teacher, Charlie Banacos, who died on December 8th after a battle with cancer. Jeff had actually made the move earlier in his career from New York to Boston in order to study under Banacos after hearing stories of the... »

  • Dave Holland solo: Recorda Me

    In 1993, Dave Holland took the stage with the Joe Henderson Trio in Muenchner Klaviersommer. Here’s a clip of Dave taking a solo during the song “Recorda Me”. »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello announces west coast tour

    10-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello is set to tour on the west coast starting in February following the release of her latest album, Devil’s Halo. On tour with her will be bassist Mark Kelley, guitarist Chris Bruce, drummer Deantoni Parks and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia. On Devil’s Halo, the bassist/songwriter said she wanted to focus on... »

  • Ani-Zoo: The Recital

    Today’s video comes from Japanese bassist Ani-Zoo‘s DVD release, “The Recital”. We can’t find much info on the DVD at this point (we’d love to get a copy!), but you can check out more about Ani-Zoo at his web site. »