Archive for 2021
In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2021
As one year ends and we look forward to another, it’s important to stop and remember the incredible talents we lost. Join us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2021.
Peekaboom: My Life is Going On
It has been a while since we’ve seen a video by Peekaboom. Thankfully, bassist Simone Masina sent us the latest from the duo. In this one, they perform a beautiful, minimal arrangement of Cecilia Krull’s “My Life is Going On”.
Best of 2021
This year was a pivotal one. The toll of 2020 carried over, but the music still happened. And so did our commitment to covering everything we could during a crazy time. Here’s a roundup of your favorite stories, lessons, and more for 2021.
Best of 2021: The Top 10 Bass Videos
Today, we wrap up our “Best of 2021” Top 10 lists with this one. Every day of the year, we share a video. Here are the top 10 most-watched on No Treble in 2021.
Wonder Women: Holly Montgomery
In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, we’re checking in with Holly Montgomery. She has been active in the DC Music Scene since 2011 after moving to the east coast from Los Angeles.
Sanborn Sessions: “Señor Blues” with Christian McBride
Episode 6 of the Sanborn Sessions featured an appearance by guest Christian McBride. They recently shared a standalone video from the session, where they perform “Señor Blues”. The song kicks off with an epic intro by McBride. And man, his tone!
Consider The Source Releases “Hybrid Vol. 1: Such As A Mule”
Consider The Source has always blended different styles of world music, but their latest release takes it to a new level. “Hybrid Vol. 1: Such As A Mule” expands their already diverse palette to include acoustic instruments for new textures.
Best of 2021: The Top 10 Basses
One of the most popular categories on No Treble is the Bass Gear one. Specifically, new basses. Of all the new basses we covered in 2021, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite stories for the year.
Scary Pockets: Dreams / Just the Two of Us Mashup
Scary Pockets has put together some pretty impressive mashups in the past. Anchored by Nick Campbell’s smooth bass lines, here’s the group performing another: a funk mashup of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and Bill Withers’ “Just the Two of Us”.
The Brown’stone: Odd Time Signatures on Bass Made Easy
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is talking about a subject he gets asked about quite a bit. He’s taking us through his approach to playing so-called “odd-time” signatures.
Best of 2021: The Top 10 Bass Lessons & Transcriptions
Our bass lessons and transcriptions have always been super popular with readers. This year, we added two new and exciting ones, with Rich Brown’s “The Brown’stone” and Ryan Madora’s “Keep It Groovy“. Here are the top 10 we published in 2021.
Mark Lettieri Group: Red Dwarf
It is always exciting to see a video by the Mark Lettieri Group drop. GroundUP Music just shared this live cut of “Red Dwarf” with Wes Stephenson handling both the bass and a Fisher-Price Laugh n’ Learn. What a smokin’ tune!