A while back, Vuyani Wakaba shared this video on Facebook, saying, “Check this great performance of a great composition by a great South African bassist/artist, my friend Concord Nkabinde.”
GroundUP Music shared this incredible new video by Monsieur MÂLÂ the other day, and I'm hooked. Anchored by bassist Swaeli Mbappé, the instrumentation and sound of this band are so unique.
I was thrilled to discover that Pino Palladino and Blake Mills (along with Abe Rounds and Sam Gendel) recorded a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. Check out the group performing three tunes from “Notes With Attachments”.
Episode #15 of Sheila E. TV’s series features a legendary guest. Check out her chat with Bootsy Collins.
No Treble reader Daniel Smith sent this video to us of a tune he wrote for bass and voice. “Whisper” is the first track from his upcoming EP.
Our friend Huw Foster sent us his latest video, and in this one, he breaks down five bass lines from Prince’s catalog.
I’ve really been enjoying the videos Julia Hofer has been creating with Thomann’s Guitars & Basses. In this one, she takes on Joe Dart’s funky bass line on the Vulfpeck tune, “Back Pocket”.
Here’s a great new video featuring Cory Wong’s new collaboration with Dave Koz, from the upcoming album, “The Golden Hour”. Yohannes Tona lays down the low end on the title track. I love how this really gets grooving around the 2:10 mark!
Consider the Source has created a video for their NPR Tiny Desk submission, and it is fantastic. I love the acoustic version of this band, the instrumentation, and the tune.
I stumbled upon a newly remastered version of Weather Report’s live performance in Belgrade on October 31, 1980. Jaco Pastorius is on fretted bass on this one, with the band tearing through “Birdland”, with Jaco’s “Liberty City” in the mix.
Our good friend Tony Senatore shared his latest video with us, with his band, Rook. I really dig the sound on this one, with Tony rocking his Dan Armstrong London bass on the tune, “The Path”.
The Omnific is a killer prog-metal band consisting of two bassists – Matthew Fackrell and Toby Peterson-Stewart – with drummer Jerome Lematua. Their latest song, “Wax & Wane”, distills their melodic yet aggressive sound.