Le Coq Records, a new label founded by Piero Pata, has released their first album. “Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1”. Bassists John Patitucci and Chris Colangelo hold down the groove and take some killer solos.
Spector Musical Instruments is starting 2021 by launching two new series of basses: the NS Dimension and the NS Ethos. Both instruments are modern takes on their NS body shape with the Dimension featuring a multi-scale neck.
Martin Miller has a new video, and this time around he’s joined by Kirk Fletcher on guitar. Once again, Benni Jud handles the low end for the band, who performs a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”.
If you’re intrigued by Wal Basses, then you’ll be spending some extra time on the internet today. Dutch “Walnut” Tony Tabasco has revived the Wal reference database initially created by Stephan Kueler.
Every Jerzy Drozd bass I’ve ever seen has left me in awe. The luthier’s elegant shapes and unreal finishes capture the imagination, and his newest creation is no exception.
Leland Sklar shared this video on Facebook, from a November 2020 session at Judith Owen’s house. In this clip, Judith, Lee, and Pedro Segundo perform “Arianne”, with some tasty lines and harmonics by Lee, who really drives the tune.
2020 was a rough year. What helped us get through was the daily bass videos we share on No Treble. Here are the top 10 reader favorite videos for the last month of the year.
Jackson Guitars has announced a plethora of new instruments, but one has stood out for us the most. The X Series Concert Bass CBXNT DX IV seems to be an amalgamation of several vintage basses.
Bassist Simon Paré sent us this video of a very ambitious performance. Simon got together members of the Canadian Armed Forces Big Band and created an entirely virtual video performance of “Soul Intro” and “The Chicken”.
Many fans know Tim Lefebvre for his monumental electric work with David Bowie, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wayne Krantz, and more. Now, a new duo album with his wife Rachel Eckroth shows listeners a more sensitive side of the bassist.
Aria Guitars has unveiled their new products for 2021 including the Jet-B model. Taking cues from its guitar counterpart, the new bass has a singlecut offset body and a 32-inch scale for easier playability.
Jimmy Haslip shared a video on Facebook the other day from bassist Edgar Pagan and the song “Taino Spirit”. In this clip, Haslip plays a Cuatro and percussion. I love this sound!