Julia Hofer’s “Top 5 Bass Lines” videos are always a big hit around here. She’s just published a new one, focusing on the music of ABBA and the bass lines of Rutger Gunnarsson and Mike Watson.
A couple of days ago, Victor Wooten shared this video on Facebook saying, “This was a fun jam with the great Paul Peterson.” This is an impressive, completely improvised jam with some great commentary from Vic.
We love Charles Berthoud. And we love how he’s been responding to the typical comments people pushing the boundaries often get. Here’s his response to the age-old “you have too many strings on your bass” one. I’m convinced there’s nothing he can’t do.
Seventy years ago today, Jaco Pastorius was born. And today, thanks to Rick Suchow, we have something special to check out: A live recording of “Three Views Of A Secret”, featuring Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, and others.
Zander Zon just released his latest video, and it’s as impressive as always. Using fretless and fretted basses, an E-Bow, pedals, and altered tunings, here’s his arrangement of the theme from “Halo”.
Juliaplaysgroove is bringing the groove once again. In this one, she plays along with “Smokin’ Out The Window” by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, from their album “An Evening with Silk Sonic”. She’s playing a Music Man Joe Dart Signature Bass.
No Treble reader Shane Hendrickson has sent us some fantastic videos this year. Here’s the latest from him, with him performing a bass solo at the Colorado Irish Fest.
The Martin Miller Session Band says they’re heading back in the studio soon, and in the meantime, they’re dropping more videos. Here’s the band performing Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish”, with Benni Jud laying down the groove.
Andrew Freed of Bass Freedom has put together a comprehensive video on the history of slap bass. It dates all the way back to the 1920’s and continues through today’s bassists.
Happy Turkey Day!! Eric Lawson is back with another funky video! This year, we ALL have things to be thankful for. Taking on the “U Name It” challenge a while back, he put his own twist on it.
Here’s a great clip of The Faces performing live in 1971. In this one, they cover “(I Know) I’m Losing You” with the great Ronnie Lane on bass.
Way back in the early days of No Treble, we published a review of Derek Frank’s album, “Let the Games Begin…” Derek is still bringing that music to live audiences. Here’s his band performing “Off the Top” at The Baked Potato. Funky as ever!