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Damian Erskine Launches BassEducation.com
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Damian Erskine Launches BassEducation.com

For ten years, Damian Erskine shared his deep knowledge of all things bass and music in his “Ask Damian” column on No Treble. Now he’s launched a website called BassEducation.com that lets you go even deeper with his teachings and music.

Outer Orbit: Kissing My Love
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Outer Orbit: Kissing My Love

Our good friend Damian Erskine shared this video on Facebook, and it got us all moving. Check out Outer Orbit performing the Bill Withers hit, “Kissing My Love.” Damian throws down behind one heck of a band.

Bass Bash 2020 Set for January 16-17
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Bass Bash 2020 Set for January 16-17

Each year, the Winter NAMM Show brings the top industry talent to Anaheim, California. That includes bassists, who all flock to the Bass Bash. This year the event returns on January 16th and 17th with one of its best lineups yet.

Best of 2019: The Top 10 “Ask Damian Erskine” Columns
Ask Damian Erskine, Best of 2019

Best of 2019: The Top 10 “Ask Damian Erskine” Columns

Damian Erskine’s popular “Ask” column ran for over 10 years. On December 4th, Damian announced he was taking a break. He still logged nearly a year’s worth of columns in 2019, covering theory, gigging, gear, and more. Here are the top 10 reader favorites.

Ask Damian Erskine: Farewell (For Now)
Ask Damian Erskine

Ask Damian Erskine: Farewell (For Now)

For over a decade, Damian Erskine has published his “Ask Damian Erskine” column every week. That’s 533 columns. After that impressive run, Damian has decided to take a break. We can’t thank him enough for his contributions over the years.

Groove – Episode #46: Damian Erskine
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #46: Damian Erskine

A fellow No Treble contributor! We’re super excited to bring you this conversation with our own Damian Erskine. He’s not just a regular contributor to No Treble, but he’s been here the longest. Longevity is a theme for this monster of a player. Damian is known for his ability to fit into any musical situation, extraordinary reading and improvising skills...

Greg Goebel with Damian Erskine: Wayfarer
Bass Videos

Greg Goebel with Damian Erskine: Wayfarer

Pianist Greg Goebel recently shared this tune from his upcoming album on Facebook. I noticed our very own Damian Erskine was on the track, so I watched it. I was glad I did. Damian plays some sweet lines on this one, and the whole band is stellar. The trio also includes Reinhardt Wolfgang Melz on drums. We’ll be watching for...

Peter Erskine Releases New Albums with Benjamin Shepherd and Damian Erskine
New Albums

Peter Erskine Releases New Albums with Benjamin Shepherd and Damian Erskine

Drum legend Peter Erskine has worked with a slew of the world’s best bass players, and that’s once again documented on two new albums from his projects. First up, Erskine’s “Dr. Um” band has followed up their successful debut album with Second Opinion. Where the original album featured Janek Gwizdala, the former Weather Report drummer tapped bassist Benjamin Shepherd to...

Jaco Pastorius Big Band Import CD Available
New Albums

Jaco Pastorius Big Band Import CD Available

Jaco Pastorius’ music, as played in the past and closer to the present, are the focus of Now & Then, the two-CD import set from the Jaco Pastorius Big Band. The first disc of the Japanese import is the “Then” part of the package, featuring previously unreleased takes from Jaco’s 1981 “Birthday Concert.” The second disc is primarily culled from...

BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video
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BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity. The bassists in order of appearance are Federico Malaman, Lars Lehmann, Trip Wamsley, Or Lubianiker, Hyunmo Kim (aka “hjfreaks”), Ralf Gauck, Zander Zon, Nathan Navarro, Miki Santamaria, Nik...

Brad Cheeseman Group Releases Self-Titled Debut Album
New Albums

Brad Cheeseman Group Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

Toronto-based contemporary jazz ensemble, The Brad Cheeseman Group, has released its self-titled debut album to acclaim from no less than bassist (and No Treble columnist) Damian Erskine. Erskine says the band, featuring Cheeseman on electric bass, offers “Fantastic music, expertly played and 100 percent devoid of ego-driven writing and playing.” The band, active since 2012, started gaining notoriety in 2013...

Damian Erskine Releases “Within Sight”
New Albums

Damian Erskine Releases “Within Sight”

Damian Erskine has released, Within Sight, an album that explores the boundaries of the bass in jazz fusion. The long-awaited followup to 2010’s So To Speak features the bassist’s unique voice on nine original compositions that vary in tone and texture for an intriguing listen. “This album is my attempt to put it all out there,” Erskine writes. “The chance...