Noah Fishman commissioned three musicians to each write a piece for him to perform on solo bass. Today we’re beginning a three-part series of videos by Noah performing these songs, starting with “Balafon del Sur” by Gabriel Chakarji.
Oteil Burbridge kicked off 2022 with this incredible solo bass and vocals performance of “Stella Blue”. I missed the video back then, but I was glad to find it.
No Treble reader Tyler Corey sent us this creative video Andre Antunes made, taking Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and performing it in the style of Muse.
Today is Tony Levin’s birthday, and we’ve spent the day listening to the wealth of music he’s been a part of over the years. Here he is rocking it out with Liquid Tension Experiment on “Hypersonic”. The tune is from “LTE3”, which was released in April 2021.
No Treble reader Vladimir Samardzic sent us this video of the title track from his new album. “Catching the Wind” starts out with Vladimir’s bass before the rest of the band joins in. I am digging their sound big time!
Tedeschi Trucks Band is releasing an ambitious project, and we get to now see the first part. “I Am The Moon” will include four albums and four films. Here’s “Episode I. Crescent”, anchored by Brandon Boone.
Cory Wong released another new video recently featuring a tune from his upcoming album, “Power Station”. Billy Strings makes a guest appearance on “Road Trip”, which is anchored by the always excellent Sonny T.
NPR Music is celebrating Black Music Month, and they just shared another fantastic Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. This one features singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold and a killer band (including bassist Clark Sims).
As one of the most prolific bassists in reggae, Flabba Holt, has created some incredibly hypnotic bass lines. That’s how I got stuck on his “Behind My Greatest Bass Lines” video, which is equally hypnotic.
I always look forward to videos from Playing For Change, and this one is special. In this one, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G, Tito Puente, Jr., Tal Wilkenfeld, Rubén Rada, and 20 other musicians perform “Oye Como Va”.
Berklee recently shared another fantastic “Two Track” video. In this clip, bassist Nikos Chatzitsakos is joined by saxophonist Salim Charvet and vocalist Alexandria DeWalt on two tunes.
Bassist Henry James just released a single called “MMT (Mass Math Trend)”, which features a monster groove inspired by Tower of Power, Marcus Miller, and Jamiroquai.