Jazz legend Ron Carter will be turning 85 on May 4th, 2022, but he’ll be celebrating with the public six days later. The master bassist will be performing with three of his bands at Carnegie Hall.
Kevin Johnson kicked off the Bass of the Week series in August 2011 with the goal of “featuring low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.” Every Monday, he features one. Here are the top 10 reader favorite BoTW’s for 2021.
No Treble reader Juraj Kysel sent us this video of his band Fusion Biscuit, and we were hooked. Here they are performing “6/5”.
Rush’s iconic eighth studio album “Moving Pictures” turned forty this year and the celebrations are continuing. Rush is working with photographer Deborah Samuel to release rare photo outtakes for charity.
EBG Instruments has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the EBG-5 Vicious, which features a new body shape. The company launched the model with the EBG-5 Vicious Orion, which is a limited one-off piece to showcase the new design.
I’ve always loved the John Lennon tune, “Jealous Guy” (especially Donny Hathaway’s version). Now I get to add another, thanks to The Main Squeeze. (And check out Grace Kelly’s sax solo!)
Over the course of 2021, we covered many new pedals and effects. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites for the year.
Ariane Cap sent me this video this morning for the holidays. Enjoy her beautiful solo bass rendition of her favorite Christmas song, “Silent Night”.
This has been a holiday tradition for many years, thanks to our friend Steve Bailey. Check out this year’s video by Steve and the Berklee Bass Department (with Victor Wooten and Bakithi Kumalo) with an impressive performance with some holiday cheer.
Behringer has been making waves over the last few years by reissuing vintage synths and drum machines. Now, they’ve brought back a classic octave pedal with the Octave Divider.
Here’s another video to get you in the holiday spirit, thanks to Katie Thiroux. This song appears on Thiroux’s latest album, “Christmas For One”.
In 2021, we featured hundreds of new albums featuring bassists all over the world. This list comprises the top 10 reader favorite records of the year.