The prog-rock juggernauts in Kansas have just released “The Absence of Presence”, which marks the band’s sixteenth studio album. The release features nine all new tracks written the band.
Time to celebrate some serious bass goodness, in the form of our monthly top 10 reader favorite video list. Here are the 10 most-watched videos on No Treble for the month of June.
Leland Sklar has filled this time of social distancing with some incredible videos. This one starts with Leland playing along to a live clip of Toto’s “Rosanna”, which features a great jam section. After the track, he talks about the performance and more.
Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci are back this Thursday at 1pm Eastern with another special webinar. This week’s topic is “Gospel Rhythm: Bass and Drum Pioneers and Practitioners,” which will feature a who’s who of the Gospel world.
Electro-Harmonix has expanded their line of looper pedals with the 1440 Stereo Looper. The new unit allows for 1,440 seconds (24 minutes) or stereo recording time with the ability to store 20 loops.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a video from Snarky Puppy, but they recently released this remixed and remastered version of “Flood” from “Tell Your Friends”. The tune was written by Michael League, who handles both bass and keybass on the track.
Lee Rocker and The Stray Cats have announced a new live album called “Rocked This Town: From LA to London”, which captures the Rockabilly trio during their 40th-anniversary tour in 2019.
Sam Montooth recently shared photos of his new bass on Facebook and it stopped me in my tracks. This Gold Series six-string bass by the inimitable Rob Elrick bass grabs your attention with a ton of unique features.
While we first learned of Leonid Vorobyev and his band, Leonid & Friends, by their incredible Chicago covers, they’ve done a handful of others. Now they’re taking on The Brecker Brothers’ 1979 hit, “East River.”
Gone is Gone (featuring Troy Sanders) has released another single, marking their second new song since they released their full-length debut in 2017. “Everything is Wonderfall” was created out of a jam from near the beginning of the pandemic.
Eastwood is bringing back another bass from the past with the SB-1000. Introduced on their crowd-funding platform, the bass is their take on the Japanese instrument popular during the ’80s.
While reviewing their “Tiny Desk” archives, NPR found some that hadn’t been shared on their Youtube channel, like this one. Recorded in July 2010, here’s an excellent clip of Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain performing “Bubbles” and “Bahar”.