Another week is in the books, so it’s time to check in on the top 10 stories of the week on No Treble.
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 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 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.”
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.
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.
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).”
We’re sad to share that Brazilian bass great Sérgio Brandão has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 65 years old.
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.
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.
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 has returned with another terrific solo bass arrangement. In this clip, he performs a variation of Linkin Park’s “In The End”.