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Anthony Jackson & Yiorgos Fakanas: Interspirit

Anthony Jackson is a living legend of modern music. Like his hero, the great James Jamerson, millions of music lovers know his music who might not know his name. He is a true innovator, a great musical mind and a man of great integrity. He invented and pioneered the 6-string extended range bass guitar (his contrabass guitar), used a pick...

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Geezer Butler Launches New Site and Rare Song Giveaway

Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell bassist Geezer Butler has relaunched his web site with a brand new design. To help celebrate the occasion, he is giving away a rare track called “Beach Skeleton,” which was only ever released as a bonus track on the Japanese version of his 1997 solo album Black Science. The track was released under the “Geezer” banner,...

Roberto Badoglio: The last goodbye
Bass Videos

Roberto Badoglio: The last goodbye

Here’s Italian bass player Roberto Badoglio playing his own serene composition “The last goodbye”. Roberto Badoglio has studied with some of the best bass players in the world (Matthew Garrison, Dominique Di Piazza, Skuli Sverrisson) and has recently released a new album, called Re-Evaluation-Time. For more Roberto Badoglio check out his website.

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Jack Bruce teams up with Pledge Music for new album

Jack Bruce will be pairing up with a new direct to fan platform called Pledge Music to give fans a chance to be part of the release of a new live album and win lots of goodies. The album is an awesome live performance of his band The Cuicoland Express at the Melkweg (Milkway) in Amsterdam. The project works by...

Bass Lessons

Crafting your Core Sound

As an upright player you have to make many moving parts work together in order to get the tone you want. Both hands play different roles in crafting your tone, but the real voice of our instrument comes from the bow. If you are new to the upright and haven’t taken the time to really find and fine tune your...

Fender Announces 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass

Fender Announces 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass

Fender is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Jazz Bass model with a special edition that brings together features of the past and present. Though the style has remained mostly unchanged, the Jazz Bass has had some tweaking through its first 50 years, especially during the ’60s and ’70s. The Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass features ’60s-era styled finish in...

The Jaco Pastorius Bass Method Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

The Jaco Pastorius Bass Method Book

Hal Leonard has announced the release of the Jaco Pastorius Bass Method. The method is penned by Ray Peterson, a bassist who was one of Jaco’s private students. The book/CD package will be comprised of note-for-note transcriptions of songs and solos along with detailed notes on the technique and theory behind the music. Also included are lessons that were gathered...

Ask Damian Erskine

Ask Damian Erskine: Gigging half-heartedly?

Q: Have you ever felt, for any reason, like NOT doing a gig and if so, for what reasons? A: Of course!! More important than the reasons why (there have been SO many), though are the ways in which it is possible to alter ones perspective so that it is not as dreadful. I have been lucky enough to have...


Contest: Win an Ansir Bravura Custom Bass

Ansir Music is sponsoring a bass giveaway this month on No Treble. One lucky reader will get a custom-built Ansir bass, and they’ll be posting videos and photos throughout the coming weeks to showcase the building process for the prize bass. Ansir founder Jody Michael has a unique process of building basses. First, he starts with a questionnaire. Players are...

New Albums

New Release from Ron Brendle and Mike Holstein: Rhizome

Jazz bassists Mike Holstein and Ron Brendle have released a new album as a duo. The album, called Rhizome, was released this month by Brendle’s LoNote Records, based in North Carolina. Brendle, who studied with Charlie Haden at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Smyrna, Florida, has performed along side jazz legends such as Charlie Byrd, Clark Terry, and...