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Groove – Episode #40: Chris Wood
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Groove – Episode #40: Chris Wood

Wikipedia can be funny sometimes. When you look for Chris Wood, he is listed as a “jazz musician” (this happens when there are multiple people with the same name). I wonder if Wood considers himself a jazz musician? Most know him as a founder, experimental player and musician visionary within the band Medeski Martin & Wood. Others may know him...

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Groove – Episode #39: David Pastorius
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Groove – Episode #39: David Pastorius

What are the odds? What are the odds that you start playing the electric bass, and it’s not because your uncle is Jaco Pastorius? It’s not because David Pastorius never met his uncle. It’s not that the family wasn’t close. All of this strangeness happened because David was not introduced to the instrument by his famous uncle (but by a...

Groove – Episode #38: Billy Sheehan
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Groove – Episode #38: Billy Sheehan

Welcome to our first-ever live recording of Groove – The No Treble Podcast which took place at the NAMM Show in Anaheim (and was recorded in front of a live audience at the NAMM Idea Centre), this past week. Our guest this month can best be described as a living legend. Not only has Billy Sheehan played in some of...

Groove – Episode #37: Cody Wright
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Groove – Episode #37: Cody Wright

Candidly, there are few bass players who sound as original as Cody Wright. In fact, when I first heard him play several years back, I was immediately transported back in time. It was the exact same audio sensation that came over me when I first heard Jaco Pastorius and Billy Sheehan play. It was not just great (and fast) bass...

Groove – Episode #36: John Patitucci
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Groove – Episode #36: John Patitucci

What has not been said about the bass playing of John Patitucci? The Brooklyn native started playing the bass when he was twelve and has not stopped since. He was a member of three Chick Corea groups: the Elektric Band, the Akoustic Band, and the quartet. While he often switches between the acoustic and electric bass, most of us know...

Groove – Episode #35: Steve Bailey
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Groove – Episode #35: Steve Bailey

Here’s a little known personal fact about me: Steve Bailey’s 2007 album, So Low… Solo, is one my favorite instrumental music discs of all time. Beyond his stunning mastery of the six-string fretless bass, the composition and arrangements on this album are captivating. It’s still on high rotation in my weekly playlist. With that, Steve is more commonly known as...

Groove – Episode #34: Julie Slick
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Groove – Episode #34: Julie Slick

Many people know Julie Slick as a virtuoso bassist and composer. Some know her best for her work in the progressive rock outfit, Adrian Belew Power Trio (yes, he of King Crimson fame). Her story is much deeper and more astonishing than you might imagine. From her humble beginnings at the genesis of School of Rock to her own projects...

Groove – Episode #33: Doug Johns
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Groove – Episode #33: Doug Johns

Doug Johns is a beast of a bass player. In fact, it’s hard not to mention his name and have the words “funk master” and “groove beast” follow suit. He is a master musician who composes some of the richest bass lines that you will ever hear. His albums have all become bass classics. From his self-titled debut to Pocket...

Groove – Episode #32: Joe Dart
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Groove – Episode #32: Joe Dart

Let’s just call it a “mutual admiration society.” Vulfpeck bassist, Joe Dart, has always been very kind to the No Treble community. And all of us – here at No Treble – can’t get enough of his funky grooves that often dominate and lead the band’s music. In short: we’re huge fans of how this University of Michigan project has...

Groove – Episode #31: Shem Von Schroeck
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Groove – Episode #31: Shem Von Schroeck

Most people know Shem Von Schroeck as the longtime bass player in Kenny Loggins’ band. At the beginning of this summer, Shem got word that he landed the coveted bass gig in Toto. The prolific and proficient bass player has also worked with everyone from Don Felder of The Eagles to Christopher Cross. He’s been playing since the age of...