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Mitch Joel

Mitch Joel

Groove Host

Mitch Joel’s first bass was a Fender Precision bass. It was sunburst. It was second-hand. It was a fake Fender. Now Mitch is on a quest to build the largest oral history of bass players, through Groove – the No Treble Podcast, which debuted in January 2015. Mitch speaks frequently to diverse groups like Google, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Twitter, Unilever and every organization and association in between. He’s also the author of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete.

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Groove – Episode #67: Jorge Roeder
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Groove – Episode #67: Jorge Roeder

In this episode, we chat with bass great Jorge Roeder. Originally from Lima, Peru, Jorge has become known as one of the most versatile and expressive bass players in jazz today.

Groove – Episode #66: Paolo Gregoletto
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Groove – Episode #66: Paolo Gregoletto

At the edge of heavy music lies Trivium. Paolo Gregoletto joined the band in 2004, when the band was in the studio working on what would become “Ascendary” (their debut album in 2005). He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.

Groove – Episode #65: Ida Nielsen
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Groove – Episode #65: Ida Nielsen

Ida Nielsen was the last bass player to be a part of Prince’s the New Power Generation and a core member of his other backing band, 3rdeyegirl. Ida is our guest for this month’s episode of Groove. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #64: Joe Ayoub
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Groove – Episode #64: Joe Ayoub

You have to be the kind of player who can play just about anything to get the gig in the American Idol house band. It’s the kind of job where Joe Ayoub shines. He’s this month’s guest on Groove - The No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #63: Yolanda Charles
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Groove – Episode #63: Yolanda Charles

There was a buzz on Yolanda Charles’ bass playing long before Sting chose her for his upcoming tour. Yolanda’s resume is as diverse as her musical tastes. She’s our guest in this new episode of Groove. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #62: Ariane Cap
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Groove – Episode #62: Ariane Cap

You may know her best from her Talking Technique lessons on No Treble, but if you haven’t dug deeper on the impressive career of bassist, Ariane Cap, you don’t know what you’re missing. Ari is our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.

Groove – Episode #61: Basil Fearrington
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Groove – Episode #61: Basil Fearrington

The city of Philadelphia has produced some of the world’s most prolific bass players. Basil Fearrington is one of them. In this new episode of Groove, we get to learn more about this exciting bassist.

Groove – Episode #60: Sharay Reed
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Groove – Episode #60: Sharay Reed

Sharay Reed is a proficient player on the upright, electric, and synth bass. He’s performed with countless artists, including his current work with Cory Henry. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.

Groove – Episode #59: Petros Klampanis
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Groove – Episode #59: Petros Klampanis

Petros Klampanis is a very melodic bass player with incredible intonation. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #58: James LoMenzo
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Groove – Episode #58: James LoMenzo

James LoMenzo is one of the most in-demand rock bass players in the world. If you think there’s no life after glam metal, just listen to how James went from being in White Lion to performing with many groups since. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #57: Steve Fossen
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Groove – Episode #57: Steve Fossen

When you think of Heart, it’s easy to think about Ann and Nancy Wilson. But Heart can be traced back to 1967 when bass player Steve Fossen formed The Army. We caught up with Fossen for this episode of Groove.

Groove – Episode #56: Graham Maby
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Groove – Episode #56: Graham Maby

Graham Maby has been a friend and bass player to Joe Jackson for nearly 50 years, and he’s worked with plenty of other musicians as well. We sat down with Graham for this episode of Groove – the No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation...