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Renaud Garcia-Fons Releases Mediterranees
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Renaud Garcia-Fons Releases Mediterranees

French double bass master Renaud Garcia-Fons has just released his new album, Mediterranees, in the U.S. The 18-track album is an exploration of the music of the Mediterranean, which Garcia-Fons attributes to his Spanish and Italian roots. “There’s nothing ethno-musical or touristy about this project,” the bassist explains, “Simply a desire to be carried on a passionate thread of a...

Bill Wyman Rejoins Rolling Stones for Tribute Album
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Bill Wyman Rejoins Rolling Stones for Tribute Album

Bill Wyman has teamed up with his old pals in the Rolling Stones to contribute to a new tribute album from Ben Waters, according to the Stones fan site Iorr.org. Waters pays his respects to late pianist Ian Stewart on the CD entitled Boogie For Stu, which is due in March. Wyman joined the rest of the Stones to record...

Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (December 2010)
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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (December 2010)

This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from December, 2010, based on the number of views by No Treble readers. 1. Victor Wooten: Ari’s Eyes (Bass Day 2002) Here’s Victor Wooten in this performance of “Ari’s Eyes” in 2002. This tune was later released on his 2005 album, Soul Circus. 2. Prince:...

Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)
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Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

Here’s Avishai Cohen with his band performing the tune “Smash” live at Blue Note in 2006. Dig the syncopation! Dig the solo!

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: RIP Mick Karn and Phil Kennemore, 2010’s Top 10 Bass Players, Plus the Best Bass Lessons, Videos and Gear

Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of January 2-8, 2011. 1. RIP Mick Karn After a brave battle with cancer, former Japan bassist Mick Karn has passed away at the age of 52. The fretless bassist left an indelible mark on the ‘70s and ‘80s low-end scene with his unique...

Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy
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Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy

Dixie Dregs bassist Dave LaRue is now part of a new unnamed supergroup along with ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist Steve Morse, Neal Morse, and vocalist Casey McPherson. The group announced that they have just entered the studio to begin work on their debut release. “I think we are almost done with the writing/arranging process of the first song,”...

Stan Sargeant Live Bass Solo
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Stan Sargeant Live Bass Solo

During an Al Jarreau tour in 2008, Stan Sargeant takes a solo break and really gets the audience going, before the band kicks in to back him up. The band even throws in a little bit of Weather Report’s “Black Market” at the end.

Bass for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide with Step-by-Step Instruction for Bass Guitar
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Bass for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide with Step-by-Step Instruction for Bass Guitar

Hal Leonard has introduced a new bass method, designed for children who want to learn the bass guitar, Bass for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide. The 32-book format includes 17 songs in layouts that allow the student to focus on one concept at a time. Lessons include selecting a bass, holding a bass, hand position, reading music notation and counting. Bass...

Mike Watt Announces New Album Release, Tour
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Mike Watt Announces New Album Release, Tour

Punk legend and Minutemen co-founder Mike Watt has announced an extensive North American tour in support of his upcoming CD, “Hyphenated-Man.” The new record, which is already available in Japan, is 30 tracks which Watt describes as thirty parts of one big tune. “My third opera ‘hyphenated-man’ will be released everywhere except Japan on March 1, 2011 through my new...

RIP Phil Kennemore
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RIP Phil Kennemore

After being diagnosed last year, Y&T bassist Phil Kennemore lost his battle to cancer January 7th. The 57 year old was a founding member of the band in 1974 and continued touring with the band up until his hospitalization. A benefit concert featuring Queensryche, Heaven & Hell, and Testament was held on December 31st to offset Kennemore’s medical expenses. ”Phil...