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In Memoriam: Charles Flores
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Charles Flores

Cuban bassist Charles Flores has passed away, after a two year battle with cancer. Flores’ career included work with a host of Latin and jazz superstars including Michel Camilo, with whom he had played with since joining the pianist’s trio in 2002. It was with Camilo that Flores won a Grammy for the album Live at the Blue Note. “It...

Mattia La Maida: All Bass Arrangement of “Come Together”
Bass Videos

Mattia La Maida: All Bass Arrangement of “Come Together”

Here’s bassist Mattia La Maida, performing a Brian Bromberg-inspired solo bass version of the Beatles’ “Come Together”, which of course features Paul McCartney’s highly recognizable bass line. And in case that’s not enough bassists mentioned, a photo of Jaco Pastorius also makes a cameo appearance. And in case all of that is not distracting enough, Mattia has a pretty sweet...

Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins: Flashes
Bass Videos

Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins: Flashes

We’re huge fans of the combo of bassist Evan Marien and drummer Dana Hawkins, and it is clear that No Treble readers agree. Here’s the duo with one of their most recent videos, performing the tune “Flashes”.

Sly and Robbie Release “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition”
New Albums

Sly and Robbie Release “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition”

Reggae masters Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare have done it again with New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition, a new album of 10 original tracks celebrating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence. The drum and bass duo are joined by a new band called the Jam Masters, which is filled out by guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith, keyboardist Robbie Lyn and vocalist...

The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” Coming to DVD
News

The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” Coming to DVD

The Beatles’ third and decidedly psychedelic film Magical Mystery Tour is coming back to life this Fall as the 1967 film has been fully restored and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Written and directed by the Fab Four themselves, the loose plot is a “dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside” accompanied by six songs...

Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass
Basses

Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass

California-based Kauer Guitars has introduced the Daylighter Bass, modeled after their popular series of guitars by the same name. With several feature options, the company says the bass can cover ground from “classic Motown vibe straight through the most aggressive modern bass tones.” The Daylighter’s body is made of Spanish Cedar and is available in a plethora of color options....

New School: Jayme Lewis
New School

New School: Jayme Lewis

With a new album and videos (see below) to accompany its release, Jayme Lewis has been taking the online bass community by storm with his awe-inspiring playing and tight band compositions. Lewis puts the bass out front in all the right ways, letting his equally skilled bandmates take the lead when the time is right. Beginning on piano at age...

Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live
Bass Videos

Way Of The Groove with Pastorius Brothers: “Havona” Live

Recorded earlier this summer, here’s Jaco Pastorius’ twin sons and their “Way of the Groove” band performing their father’s tune “Havona”. This combo was originally formed following a gig celebrating Jaco in 2002, with Felix on bass, Julius on drums, Colin James on sax and keyboards and Adam Lucas on guitar. Dig Felix’s extended solo on this one.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Releases “Last of a Dyin’ Breed”, with Johnny Colt on Bass
New Albums

Lynyrd Skynyrd Releases “Last of a Dyin’ Breed”, with Johnny Colt on Bass

Lynyrd Skynyrd has faced a lot of changes over the years, starting with the hardest one of all in 1977, when a plane crash took the lives of three of their members. The band later reformed ten years later for a reunion tour, and several iterations of the band have carried on the Skynyrd name since then. The current line...

Bass of the Week: Bassline Worp
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Bassline Worp

In experimenting with neck designs, German luthier Rüdiger Ziesemann was looking for a way to improve sustain in his Bassline brand designs. He came up with a radical neck profile with extended mass and a groove on the back for your thumb. The concept was first introduced into his electric upright model called the Universal, but bass guitarist wanted in...