The No Treble contributors really brought it this week, from the latest Groove podcast with Bakithi Kumalo and Mitch Joel, a new bass lesson by Rich Brown, and Tim Fletcher’s transcription of John Paul Jones’ bass line on Dusty Springfield’s “Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone”.
Rounding out this week’s top 10 includes our remembrance of Steve Rabe, a new album by Esperanza Spalding, and the top 10 bass gear.
This month’s episode of Groove - the No Treble Podcast features a true legend. Enjoy the conversation with Bakithi Kumalo...
Recorded in 2008 in Los Angeles, here’s Herbie Hancock, Bob Sheppard, Marcus Miller, Lionel Loueke, and Vinnie Colaiuta performing “Cantaloupe Island” and “River”. Joni Mitchell took the stage for the second song, and Marcus switched to double bass.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shares the mother of all pentatonic exercises. This one is going to be a workout, but it’ll be well worth it.
With everyone locked down in 2020, it seems many musicians took to writing songs as an outlet, which made 2021 a very busy year for producers and engineers. Travis Huisman shares some advice on preparing to enter the studio for the first time.
AST Basses & Guitars celebrated their 100th instrument by creating a masterpiece called The Dawn Bass. The six-string bass sports a quilted maple top that’s inlaid with padauk and ebony to create a Japanese theme.
Time is flying by, and with the start of a new month, we look back. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass gear stories for the month of September 2021.
Steve Rabe, founder and chief engineer of SWR Engineering, has passed away, his family announced. He was 73 years old.
MXR is now shipping the Deep Phase Pedal, which they say delivers “uniquely expressive vintage phaser tones.” The stompbox works well on both bass and guitar.
Tim Fletcher took on John Paul Jones’ bass line on Dusty Springfield’s “Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone” for his latest bass transcription. Check out his excellent take on the history of the tune, as well as his transcription and analysis.
Esperanza Spalding has released her eighth album as a leader, entitled “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”. Building off of the three-song EP from April, the album contains twelve songs.