Janek Gwizdala is tackling another common issue for bassists with his latest instructional book, “Bass Player’s Guide to Sight-Reading”. It is accompanied by over 80 videos that provide a deeper understanding of each lesson and example.
This week we’re checking out a bass by GV Guitars called the Fang – Chaozz Funk. With its striking angles and finish, the instrument is the first in their Fang line to have five strings.
Derek Sherinian has a new solo album, “The Phoenix”, scheduled to release on September 18. He just released the video for the second single, “Dragonfly,” and it is amazing. Sherinian is joined by Simon Phillips and Ernest Tibbs in this clip.
R&B superstar Kem has returned with “Love Always Wins”, which marks his first album since 2014. The album features producer and bassist Derek “D.O.A.” Allen, as well Kem’s regular bassist Al “The Burner” Turner.
Scott Devine from Scott’s Bass Lessons has released episode #2 of his “Bass Tales” series, and this one is a killer. From his house in Nashville, Billy Sheehan showcases his amazing bass collection, including the legendary P-bass, “The Wife”.
After spending the last several years paying tribute to the great Nat King Cole, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter is back to focusing on his original music. His new album, “All Rise”, features Jahmal Nichols plays both double bass and bass guitar.
PHD Bass Guitars has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the ELB, or Ergonomic Lightweight Bass. The instrument was designed by luthier Parizad Hatcher to include several unique features that benefit playability as well as health.
Leland Sklar continues his epic run of terrific videos during this time of quarantine. Once again, Lee plays through and discusses a song from his career, with the America tune, “One in a Million.”
For the first time in fifteen years, the duo of guitarist Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon have released a new album together. “Noon” features eleven new tracks by the duo including originals and covers.
Genres evolve thanks to the players, composers, and producers who innovate. In Ryan Madora’s new “Bass Players To Know” column, she focuses on the work of one of the masters: Jimmy Haslip.
No Treble reader Adham Roshdy sent this funky video to us, entitled “Falling for You.” We’re digging the vibe on this one, and even more impressed with the fact that Adham performed all the instruments and vocals on it.
As bassist for Israel Houghton & The New Breed, Justin Raines typically didn’t have time to work on his own music. Of course, that’s changed this year and now he’s released a brand new original song called “Never Letting Go”.