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8-Bit Big Band Returns with “Backwards Compatible”
New Albums

8-Bit Big Band Returns with “Backwards Compatible”

The 8-Bit Big Band has released their third album, “Backwards Compatible”, which continues the group’s approach of reimagining video game music for jazz orchestra.

GuitCon 2018: Billie Jean (with 8 Bass Players)
Bass Videos

GuitCon 2018: Billie Jean (with 8 Bass Players)

Dmitry Lisenko shared this video from GuitCon 2018, and it is our kind of video. Eight bass players got together to pull off an all-bass arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” The line up includes Lisenko, Ove Bosch, Nathan Navarro, Jonathan Munnier, Nick Schendzielos, Chris Rodriguez, Adam Neely, and Jayme Lewis.

Adam & Justina: So in Love
Bass Videos

Adam & Justina: So in Love

Adam Neely and Justina Soto make a great duo. Here’s their latest, a bass and voice take on Cole Porter’s “So in Love.” Neely and Soto shot the video as part of their aptly named Rooftop Sessions series.

Adam Neely and Justina Soto: I Didn’t Know
Bass Videos

Adam Neely and Justina Soto: I Didn’t Know

Bassist Adam Neely has started experimenting with new sounds and genres with his bass. “I have been influenced recently Thundercat and Squarepusher and love the idea of melding virtuosic bass playing with modern electronic dance textures,” he explains. In “I Didn’t Know,” Neely teams up with Indie/soul singer Justina Soto to deliver a catchy groove and thick textures in a...

Reader Spotlight: Adam Neely
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Adam Neely

Meet Adam Neely, a bass player living in Brooklyn, NY and keeping busy with a music-filled calendar. Kevin featured Adam during our Featured Reader Video week, with a video of his band, Inside//Outside. We enjoyed learning more about this exciting bassist with his spotlight submission. Adam is our player in the spotlight for the week of February 18, 2013. (You...

Inside//Outside: Effervescent (Featured Reader Video Week)
Bass Videos

Inside//Outside: Effervescent (Featured Reader Video Week)

Bassist Adam Neely sent this awesome video of his band Inside//Outside playing his composition “Effervescent”. The Brooklyn-based 4-stringer describes the tune as odd-metered nu-jazz with a distorted trumpet solo, 8-bit drums, and (our favorite part) a bitcrushed bass solo that starts at the 2:05 mark. We describe it as awesome. Today’s video wraps up our Featured Reader Video Week, but...

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: Lots of lessons, Lowdown with Dr. D., Ask Damian Erskine, videos, gear and more

In case you missed it, here are the No Treble highlights from the week of September 27th, 2009. We added a new Lessons section! Jon Burr‘s latest lesson focuses on the Stance on the Upright Bass. Donovan Stokes latest Lowdown with Dr. D. column, Making the Switch from Electric to Upright, Part 2, focuses on the right hand. Damian Erskine...

Bass Videos

Adam Neely: God Bless the Child

Adam Neely is a graduate in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music. He’s also the winner of the prestigious 2009 Herb Pomeroy award for excellence in jazz composition as well as the winner of the 2006 Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts award. And on top of that he is also one of the latest approved professors for Learn...