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  • Stu Hamm Working On New Solo Bass CD, Tour

    Stu Hamm Working On New Solo Bass CD, Tour

    Stu Hamm has announced a new solo bass CD and an accompanying tour. The Diary of Patrick Xavier promises to be an intimate listen, according to the bassist. “My new project [is] a deeply personal Solo Bass CD based on my real life experiences, (and one AMAZING coincidence), that happened to me over the last... »

  • Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Hamm

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Hamm

    Stuart Clayton is really making lots of progress on his new edition of Giants of Bass. This time around, Clayton is focusing his attention on Stuart Hamm. “This track was written in the style of the instrumental jazz/rock tunes that Stuart recorded on his first three albums back in the late eighties and early nineties,”... »

  • Stu Hamm Band: Black Ice, Live

    Stu Hamm Band: Black Ice, Live

    Stuart Hamm has been killing it on the road this year with solo and band tours. While he’s been touring behind his latest album, The Book of Lies, he has also been mixing in some of his older tunes for a career spanning experience. Here’s a clip of Hamm and his bandmates Jeff Bowders and... »

  • Stuart Hamm Announces Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016

    Stuart Hamm Announces Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016

    Here’s a tour you won’t want to miss: Stuart Hamm will be hitting the road in June for his “Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour”. The trek, which focuses on the Northeast and parts of Canada, will have the bass legend performing songs from his latest album, The Book of Lies, plus new music including... »

  • Bassists Galore Featured on Alberto Rigoni’s Latest

    Bassists Galore Featured on Alberto Rigoni’s Latest

    Alberto Rigoni’s new album, which mixes funky, electro, ambient, rock, pop and experimental vibes, is all about the bass – it’s even called Bassorama. Italian bassist Rigoni (TwinSpirits, Kim Bingham, The Italians, and his own solo work) pulled together an extraordinary assortment of bassists for the album, including Doug Wimbish of Living Colour, Divinity Roxx,... »

  • Stuart Clayton Transcribes Stu Hamm Album

    Stuart Clayton Transcribes Stu Hamm Album

    Love Stuart Hamm’s seven-song solo bass suite on his 2015 album Book of Lies? Well, bassist and author (and No Treble contributor) Stuart Clayton has transcribed it for you, along with the rest of the album. Clayton’s book, Stu Hamm – The Book of Lies Bass Transcriptions, was checked by Hamm for accuracy and features... »

  • Groove – Episode #12: Stuart Hamm

    Groove – Episode #12: Stuart Hamm

    Is there a better way to celebrate the one year anniversary of Groove – The No Treble Podcast than to dive into the amazingly, unconventional and beautiful playing of Stuart Hamm? Back in the late eighties, I made the mistake of thinking that Hamm was a full-on rocker, due to his work with Steve Vai,... »

  • Stuart Hamm Announces Winter Tour

    Stuart Hamm Announces Winter Tour

    Stuart Hamm is hitting the road again in support of his latest album, The Book of Lies. The winter tour will include four solo dates before bringing on the bassists’s band consisting of guitarist Alex Skolnick and drummer Joel Taylor. Hamm’s outing focuses on the West Coast and Midwest. The solo dates start November 27th... »

  • Stu Hamm Band: The Book Of Lies, Live

    Stu Hamm Band: The Book Of Lies, Live

    Prior to the release of his latest release, The Book of Lies, Stu Hamm previewed the album during a performance at the Baked Potato. Here’s an awesome clip of the title track with Hamm laying it down like only he can. The bassist’s trio includes guitarist Carl Verheyen and drummer John Mader. »