Elephant Gym performed in Chicago last month for Audiotree Live. The band is described as “an instrumental math/post-rock trio with heavy jazz and classical influences.” Bassist KT Chang’s presence in the band is strong, with some fantastic playing and technique.
Meet Federico Pecoraro, a busy bassist living in Brussels who once played drums in support of his bass playing dad before switching to bass himself.
I love it when there’s a new video by The Marcus King Band. In this clip, the band performs “Goodbye Carolina,” which is backed by bassist Stephen Campbell. The tune starts out soft and sweet before the band kicks things into a nice groove.
Lenny Kravitz hit the stage at the 2019 Lollapalooza Argentina, along with long-time bassist, Gail Ann Dorsey. Gail Ann comes through loud and clear on the driving bass line, with her always great backup vocals in the mix.
Back in January, I discovered (late) that Edie Brickell and New Bohemians had a new album out. I immediately bought the LP and spin it regularly. I especially love the work of bassist Brad Houser on the album. Here’s another clip from their appearance at the WFUV studios, and another song from their album, “Rocket.”
Andrea Balasso shared another video of him playing music from his album, “Time To Leave,” and we’re really digging this one. “Settembre Ottobre” features some funky playing by Andrea on fretless, as well as a beautiful solo.
Back in 2010, when No Treble was still quite young, we featured a video by Michael Pipoquinha, who was 13 at the time. Here’s a new one, with him performing “Teen Town” with the Latvian Radio Big Band. It has been an amazing journey to watch!
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Our friends at Bass The World have shared another great video. In this clip, the duo Ailia X, with vocalist Jeliazka Belchilova and bassist Alexander Lekov perform “Beyond The Horizon.”
March was another big month of bass gear news, thanks partly to our continued coverage of news from this year’s NAMM show, and a later addition with the news of the Ernie Ball Music Man Joe Dart Signature Bass. Here are your top 10 favorite gear stories for the month.