Karl Clews took Donny Hathaway’s Christmas classic “This Christmas” and arranged it for solo bass. Happy holidays everyone!
Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” has one of the coolest bass and guitar lines ever. Here’s an awesome version of it by bassist Audun Ramo, who adds some upright slap to the mix.
No Treble columnist Ted “Blyss” Gould shared this solo bass cover of Prince’s “Sometimes it Snows in April” over the weekend, and it knocked me out. “A tribute to the Prince who is probably the most influential artist of my life,” Blyss shared. “I started playing around with the bass-only version of this classic Prince tune last night. Still working...
Karl Clews always impresses with his all-bass covers. This time around, he gets down with the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”. Bonus points for the apparel too.
Zander Zon took the theme from the action-adventure game “The Last of Us” and turned it into a solo piece for fretless bass. I’m not familiar with the game, but this theme by Gustavo Santaolalla – and reimagined by Zander – is some great music.
My Facebook friend Lloyd Goldstein posted a video a few days ago, and it knocked me out. Lloyd arranged Bill Wither’s 1972 hit, “Lean on Me” for double bass. The tone, the arrangement, and the performance are just incredible. Enjoy.
Timothy Perkins sent us this cool video for “The Lonely Man Theme”, and it’s impressive. The bassist brings it all to the table for the high and lonesome melody, including his five-string, his double bass, and a fretless. The playing is fantastic and the song itself will get stuck in your head.
Zander Zon is back with another epic solo bass performance of a movie soundtrack. This time, he takes on music from Gladiator.
NFL football officially kicks off this weekend, and we thought we’d celebrate bass-style, thanks to Chris LaBenne, who sent us this video. “It’s an all-bass multitrack cover of the ‘NFL on FOX’ theme,” Chris said. “I was excited for football season to start and figured what better way to break in my piccolo bass strings? It was a hell of...
Chris DeAngelis is the super talented bassist for Kung Fu and The Breakfast, but he also makes time to create insanely good solo covers (which he calls the HoodRat Sessions) in his spare time. Case in point: this clip of his take on Radiohead’s “Sit Down. Stand Up. (Snakes and Ladders)”. “HoodRat Sessions continues with a tribute to the best...
Karl Clews shared another one of his terrific solo bass arrangements with us, and this time he’s also offering the transcription. In this video, Karl tackles Henry Mancini’s “The Pink Panther Theme” on his Status Graphite Kingbass. Check it out and grab the transcription from Karl’s website.
Zander Zon has tackled something new in his latest video – his first ever video game theme. In this video, Zander plays his solo bass arrangement for the theme for the game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”.