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The Path To Jaco
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The Path To Jaco

Mike Frost had a life-changing lesson with Jaco Pastorius in the ‘80s. In addition to recording it - which he offers here - he recounted the entire lesson (and its impact) in this guest column.

Roy Vogt’s Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational Returns For 8th Year
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Roy Vogt’s Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational Returns For 8th Year

Nashville will be rumbling again as Roy Vogt’s Thunder Row Bass Invitational is back for its eighth year! The bass-centric event has been expanded to three days that coincide with the Summer NAMM Show on June 28th, 29th, and 30th. This year will bring a host of bass talents including luthiers to perform. The lineup includes Vogt, Pete Skjold (Skjold...

Mike Frost Band and FSO: Astral Dance
Bass Videos

Mike Frost Band and FSO: Astral Dance

Mike Frost stepped things up this year with a stellar collaboration with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. The bassist performed his work “Astral Dance” with his band plus the entire orchestra to create a huge and engrossing musical experience. Starting with the strings, the tune starts almost as a lullaby that Frost puts a melody on. It builds in intensity with...

Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)
Bass Videos

Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)

Bassist Mike Frost said that “with all the noise and anticipation around the new Jaco documentary to be released this year, I began to reflect on that moment when many years ago I placed the Jaco Pastorius LP on the turntable and heard the opening track – Donna Lee. The ‘impossible’ made possible by Jaco. With the suggestion of a...

Mike Frost Band: Songbird
Bass Videos

Mike Frost Band: Songbird

I was 8 years old when Fleetwood Mac released Rumours. My parents would spin that record often – as would I, despite not being allowed to touch the turntable. One of my favorite songs on that record was Christine McVie’s “Songbird”. While I never imagined that song reworked for other instrumentation, bassist Mike Frost thankfully did. Here’s Mike and his...

Mike Frost Band: Armando’s Rhumba
Bass Videos

Mike Frost Band: Armando’s Rhumba

Mike Frost sent us this great clip of his band performing the classic Chick Corea tune, “Armando’s Rhumba.” Taken from a performance at the Shapeshifer Lab in Brooklyn, the band is cooking with some Latin flavor. Frost gets a warm sound from his fretless to pin the band together. “The video is showing my new Fretless Clifford Roi 4 string...

Reader Spotlight: Mike Frost
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Mike Frost

When we featured a video by bassist Mike Frost back in July, it really knocked everyone out. Now we get a look at the story behind this exciting musician. I’m betting as you read this, you’ll be just as impressed as we were. Mike is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 15, 2014. Bio: A...

Mike Frost Band: Come Together/Kashmir
Bass Videos

Mike Frost Band: Come Together/Kashmir

Mike Frost sent in this awesome video of his band mixing two great classic rock songs with a funky attitude. Frost kicks off “Come Together” with a modified slap version of Paul McCartney’s iconic bass line before the band comes in. The jam evolves into a wild bass solo that Frost then uses to segue to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”