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  • Video Premiere: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “The Trap,” featuring MonoNeon

    Video Premiere: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “The Trap,” featuring MonoNeon

    We have another jaw-dropping video premiere for you today, this time from the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. The band, led by steel pan player Scales, has always been stocked with killer bassists. (Just check the archives.) This live performance of “The Trap” features band member E’Lon JD with special guest Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr., who also... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “Pillar” Features All-Star Bassists

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “Pillar” Features All-Star Bassists

    Jonathan Scales has always had great bassists for his band and his new album only ups the ante. Pillar, which is the steel pannist’s third Fourchestra album, features his full-time bassist E’Lon JD as well as low-end guests Oteil Burbridge, Victor Wooten, and Mononeon. Burbridge anchors the opening track, “Fake Buddha’s Inner Child,” while the... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Live with MonoNeon

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Live with MonoNeon

    Over the years, we’ve shared videos by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra featuring some stellar bassists. Here’s another to add to the list. MonoNeon joined the band for their performance in Asheville, NC on October 20th, 2016. Thanks to videographer Barry2theB, we have some of the footage of that show. »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: This is the Last Hurrah

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: This is the Last Hurrah

    Jody Miller shoots some impressive videos. He shared this one with this note: “This is the second installment of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra from their stop through Chicago. I met Jonathan last year when I shot some video with bassist Cody Wright… Jonathan is an extremely talented Steel Pan player who is traveling the world with... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Specifically

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Specifically

    Jonathan Scales reached out to me on Facebook to share this new video with us of his “Fourchestra” performing “Specifically”. The tune appeared on their 2013 self-titled release. I know No Treble readers dig the Fourchestra, and the bass work by Cody Wright as much as we do. If you haven’t heard these guys yet... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Lone Wolf

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Lone Wolf

    If you haven’t caught on, I’m a big Jonathan Scales Fourchestra fan. The combination of steel drummer Scales, bassist Cody Wright and drummer Phill Bronson gets such a tight yet exploratory sound. Here’s the band performing “Lone Wolf” at a concert in Fairfield, Connecticut earlier this year. Wright kicks things off with some beautiful artificial... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Pink Brigade

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Pink Brigade

    The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra has released a second video from their latest album, Mixtape Symphony, and it’s a killer. Bassist Cody Wright locks in with drummer Phill Bronson to set the tune up with a great groove and ear-bending melodic content. Hold on to your hat. »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra with Cody Wright: Mississippi

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra with Cody Wright: Mississippi

    The innovative Jonathan Scales Fourchestra is releasing a new album in May called . They’ve just released a video of the first movement from the record, “Mississippi.” If it’s any sign of the rest of the album, it’s going to be a killer. Ironically, the Fourchestra is a trio made up of Jonathan Scales on... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: TNFJ

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: TNFJ

    Our friend Charmaine Kirsch sent in this video, and I was hooked. As if the idea of a steel drums trio isn’t awesome enough, bassist Cody Wright lays down some extremely righteous bass. He kicks things off with a funky riff and the hits keep rolling. Besides a groove that won’t quit, Wright lays it... »