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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Managing Editor

Kevin joined No Treble in 2009 as a contributor and later became the Managing Editor. Kevin is a true bass enthusiast and activist. In addition to writing for No Treble, he is Jazz Division Head for the Bass Coalition, which seeks to foster community and education through promoting local bass events including workshops, performances, and other events. He’s also a freelance bassist and teacher in the Northern Virginia area. Though his performances revolve around jazz, Kevin appreciates all genres of music, from R&B to metal and everything in between.

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Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses
Basses

Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses

Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.

Glecio Nascimento and Paulinho Fonseca: Fonkera
Bass Videos

Glecio Nascimento and Paulinho Fonseca: Fonkera

A lot of the funk comes from our right hand, which is why Glecio Nascimento is so good at it. Glecio lets it all out in this video with Jota Quest drummer Paulinho Fonseca (aka Fonk).

New Miles Davis Album Documents “The Lost Septet”
New Albums

New Miles Davis Album Documents “The Lost Septet”

Miles Davis had several important eras over his long career. Now, a newly unearthed live recording captures what is called his “Lost Septet” from his rock and fusion period. Recorded in Vienna in 1971, the band included Michael Henderson on bass.

Amos Heller: Fortune
Bass Videos

Amos Heller: Fortune

Nashville-based player Amos Heller is back with another solo bass creation. Entitled “Fortune,” the hard-rocking piece came from a popular gear pairing for heavy music. Heller gets a monstrous tone and puts it to use across the span of the fretboard.

NOFX and Frank Turner Collaborate for “West Coast vs. Wessex”
New Albums

NOFX and Frank Turner Collaborate for “West Coast vs. Wessex”

NOFX and Frank Turner have teamed up to release a new split LP called “West Coast vs. Wessex”, which sees the two camps covering five of each other’s songs.

Become A Bassist Summit Offers Free Master Classes August 10-14
Events

Become A Bassist Summit Offers Free Master Classes August 10-14

Luke McIntosh of Become A Bassist has unveiled an amazing online event for bassists. The Become A Bassist Summit is scheduled for August 10th through the 14th with nearly 20 world-class bassists and teachers. It’s also free for a limited time.

Mark J. Smith and Ariane Cap: J.S. Bach Prelude #2
Bass Videos

Mark J. Smith and Ariane Cap: J.S. Bach Prelude #2

It’s always a good day to share Bach, especially if it’s performed with two basses. Today we’re featuring Mark Smith and No Treble contributor Ariane Cap making a duet out of the genius composer’s work, Prelude #2.

The Psychedelic Furs Return with “Made of Rain”
New Albums

The Psychedelic Furs Return with “Made of Rain”

Forty years after their inception and thirty years after their last studio album, The Psychedelic Furs have returned with “Made of Rain”. The band had planned to record new material when they reunited in 2000, but it didn’t feel right until now.

Acoustik Attak Launches With Two Innovative Pick Designs
Accessories & Strings

Acoustik Attak Launches With Two Innovative Pick Designs

Pick players have a new option in the realm of plectrums with the Acoustik Attak picks. Designed by Mark Labbe and Michael DePietro, the picks get away from traditional flat designs.

Victor Wooten Presents: DR Strings & Friends Webinar
Events

Victor Wooten Presents: DR Strings & Friends Webinar

Steve Bailey’s Berklee Bass Department Zoom Webinar is taking a break this week, but Victor Wooten is keeping the momentum going by hosting a hangout called DR Strings & Friends. The lineup is pretty incredible too.

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5

This week we're checking out an incredible lefty bass by luthier Pierre Erizias, who shared this on the Erizias Basses Facebook page. The bass is a modded version of his singlecut design.

Charles Tolliver Releases “Connect” with Buster Williams
New Albums

Charles Tolliver Releases “Connect” with Buster Williams

Trumpeter and composer Charles Tolliver has returned with “Connect”, which marks his first studio album in 13 years. The Charles Tolliver All-Stars backs him on this record, which includes legendary bassist Buster Williams.