This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from January, 2011, based on the number of views by No Treble readers.
This is pretty wild… bassist Grzegorz Kosiński performs “Minuet in D minor BWV 990, Anh. 132″ by Johann Sebastian Bach on two basses simultaneously. His basses are a 7-string Conklin Groove Tools (reverb, delay) and 6-string Spector Legend 6 Classic (bass). Grzegorz says, “Applause for Johann Sebastian Bach – the first composer in the history,…
Maybe he’s not the Rick James you’re thinking of, but this Rick James really lays it down on his 6-string in this bass and drums jam.
Abigail Hartman is a 14 year old bassist (and drummer) from California, who surprised us with her tribute performance of Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”. Abigail performs the legendary lead bass line on her Daisy Rock Candy White Lightning four string.
Our friend Nick Huckeby shares this video of bassist Jonny Decker in this extended solo bass performance. Jonny is playing a Peter Hilton bass. Nick writes, “He taps, he picks, he plucks, he snaps, etc. He is just great. Please share his awesomeness with the other No Treble fans.” Happy to do it Nick! Thanks.
Victor Wooten and Anthony Wellington have a long working history, or as Anthony says, he’s the “long time holder of the coveted ’2nd bass’ position in the Victor Wooten Band”. Here’s the bass duo performing a nice piece from Vic’s Groove Workshop DVD.
Bassist Todd Matthews gets the Led out with his unique double bass arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s tune “Kashmir”.
During an Al Jarreau tour in 2008, Stan Sargeant takes a solo break and really gets the audience going, before the band kicks in to back him up. The band even throws in a little bit of Weather Report’s “Black Market” at the end.
Here’s Avishai Cohen with his band performing the tune “Smash” live at Blue Note in 2006. Dig the syncopation! Dig the solo!
Here’s a classic clip of bassist Jerry Scheff pouring his soul into a blues solo during a taped performance with Elvis Presley.
Bootsy Collins sent us this video, saying “see 18 yr old Bootsy with James Brown”. The video was shot in April 1971, live in Bologna, Italy.