Playing For Change brings together musicians from around the globe to “inspire and connect the world through music.” They’ve just released their latest video tribute to The Band with a performance of “The Weight,” with James “Hutch” Hutchinson on bass.
The new Sons Of Apollo album, “Live With the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” includes various covers by the band and a symphony. Here’s an unreleased outtake from the performance, with Billy Sheehan and the band taking on Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”
Jorge Roeder is an amazing jazz bassist in New York City, but he still has a love for the music from his native Peru. Here’s an incredible clip of him performing “Callejon de un Solo Caño” with vocalist Sofia Rei.
Scary Pockets shared this incredible cover of the great Sam Cooke tune, “Bring It on Home to Me,” with guest vocalists Joshua Radin and Hunter. Bassist Joe Ayoub lays down a soulful groove behind the group on this one.
YYNOT is set to release their sophomore album, “Resonance” on September 19th. Luckily for us, Tim Starace and the band have released another single. “Open Book” once again shows the great writing and performance chops from the group.
Mabuta is a group that mixes jazz with elements of electronica and afro-pop for a fresh sound. Led by bassist Shane Cooper, the band recently hit the studio to make a video for a track from their debut album. Cooper’s tone is on point!
No Treble reader Teodoras Balciauskis sent us this video, and we were super impressed with the composition and performance skills of this 18-year-old bassist. Check out his tune, “Sorry Not Sorry”
Mark Lettieri has a new album coming out on October 18th. He’s just released the first single from “Things of That Nature,” which features the fantastic bass work of Wes Stephenson on the tune, “Naptime.”
Metallica teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony recently to tackle the metal juggernaut’s hits. One of the most jaw-dropping performances included symphony bassist Scott Pingel on an EUB, with an open improv that turned into “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth).”
WATCH: Scott Devine of Scott’s Bass Lessons shared a video that serves not only as a great trip down memory lane but also an incredibly rich history of bass from the 1980s.
Leonid & Friends, the band formed by bassist Leonid Vorobyev, is back with another fantastic Chicago cover. “Call On Me” originally appeared on the 1974 album, “Chicago VII.” As always, the band nails it.
Nenad Vasilic shared another video with us - and a preview to his new album, “Bass Room,” which drops this month. In this clip, Nenad performs the solo fretless tune, “Rose,” utilizing his Woodguerilla Ria V signature model.