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Weekly Top 10: “Opus Insert” Bass Transcription, Remembering Morris “B.B.” Dickerson, New Bass Gear, Books, and More
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: “Opus Insert” Bass Transcription, Remembering Morris “B.B.” Dickerson, New Bass Gear, Books, and More

Another week is in the books, so it’s time to check in on the top 10 stories of the week on No Treble.

George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends
Bass Videos

George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends

Marcus Miller with an all-star cast of musicians? YES, PLEASE!! Marcus has teamed up with the Smooth Jazz Cruise to bring the “Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends” concert series. In this video, they jam with the legendary George Benson.

Carl Mayotte Releases “Pop de Ville, Vol. 1”
New Albums

Carl Mayotte Releases “Pop de Ville, Vol. 1”

Carl Mayotte had a big year in 2020, despite the hardships. He was named Radio-Canada Jazz Revelation 2020-2021 and won the Prix de la Relève LOJIQ. Now he’s keeping the momentum up with a new album, “Pop de Ville, Vol. 1”.

Genzler Amplification Unveils the Nu Classic Bass Cabinet Series
Amps

Genzler Amplification Unveils the Nu Classic Bass Cabinet Series

Genzler Amplification has expanded its product lineup with a brand new series of cabinets called the Nu Classic Series. The models are described as compact, lightweight, and delivering “classic tone and warm full-spectrum response.”

REO Brothers: I Can’t Tell You Why
Bass Videos

REO Brothers: I Can’t Tell You Why

Every time the REO Brothers share a new video, I watch it immediately. In this one, the brothers take on The Eagles tune, “I Can’t Tell You Why”, with Ralph Otic handling the bass and backing vocals.

Tal Wilkenfeld Anchors Upcoming Prince Album, “Welcome 2 America”
New Albums

Tal Wilkenfeld Anchors Upcoming Prince Album, “Welcome 2 America”

Since his passing, we’ve been getting little bits of unreleased music from Prince’s vault. Now a full never-before-heard album will be seeing the light of day, with drummer Chris Coleman and bassist Tal Wilkenfeld.

Anthony Wellington Announces “Four Ways of Knowing a Musical Concept” Virtual Clinic
Events

Anthony Wellington Announces “Four Ways of Knowing a Musical Concept” Virtual Clinic

World-renowned bass educator Anthony Wellington is continuing his virtual series of Bassology clinics this Monday, April 12th with a session called “Four Ways of Knowing a Musical Concept (or Anything).”

In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão

We’re sad to share that Brazilian bass great Sérgio Brandão has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 65 years old.

Slave: Mark Adams’s Isolated Bass on “Just a Touch of Love”
Bass Videos

Slave: Mark Adams’s Isolated Bass on “Just a Touch of Love”

Mark Adams is definitely on my list of top bass players. When Slave’s “Just a Touch of Love” dropped in ’79, it set the bass world on fire. Here’s Mark’s isolated bass on the track.

Ron Carter Publishes “Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Ron Carter Publishes “Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions”

Jazz master Ron Carter has just released a new book called “Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions”. Described as a completely new innovation, the book includes five of his performances of “Autumn Leaves” with the Miles Davis Quartet.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5
Transcriptions

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5

Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fifth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Opus Insert”.

Zander Zon: In the End
Bass Videos

Zander Zon: In the End

Zander Zon has returned with another terrific solo bass arrangement. In this clip, he performs a variation of Linkin Park’s “In The End”.