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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (July 2011)

July was an exceptionally popular month for bass videos, and these are the best of the best.

Here are the top 10 bass videos of the month, based on views by No Treble readers.

Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: Sir Duke and I Wish, Live

1. Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: Sir Duke and I Wish, Live

Nate Watts really lays down the groove on this live performance with Stevie Wonder. Not sure of the exact details of this video, other than it was shot during the 90′s.

Metallica: Orion, Live

2. Metallica: Orion, Live

Orion, the seventh track from Metallica’s iconic Master of Puppets album, is a song known to almost every metal bassist. Penned in part and played by the legendary Cliff Burton, the group never played it live until the mid-2000’s. Here, Robert Trujillo and the gang rip through the instrumental tune in Seoul, South Korea in…

Jaco Pastorius: Solo / Chromatic Fantasy / Blackbird – Live in Italy (1986)

3. Jaco Pastorius: Solo / Chromatic Fantasy / Blackbird – Live in Italy (1986)

Ingrid Pastorius shared this video of Jaco Pastorius performing solo in front of an audience in Italy in 1986. This performance includes Chromatic Fantasy/Blackbird, which appears on Jaco’s Word of Mouth album. Always great to see new footage of Jaco! Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com.

The Scuba Cult: Salvoed

4. The Scuba Cult: Salvoed

Here’s a cool video for “Salvoed” by the one-man-band called Scuba Cult. Rocking out on a Wal bass, the track features just bass and a Dr. Rhythm 808 track. The video on the other hand, features a guy in a big white hat.

Marcus Miller: When Doves Cry

5. Marcus Miller: When Doves Cry

Recorded live in November 2010 for a Fender event, here’s Marcus Miller performing his take on Prince’s “When Doves Cry”.

Les Claypool Forms Supergroup with Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland and Danny Carey

6. Les Claypool Forms Supergroup with Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland and Danny Carey

Les Claypool has joined forces with Rush’s Neil Peart, the Police’s Stewart Copeland and Tool’s Danny Carey to form “Carey Claypool Copeland Peart” or “CCCP.” The supergroup is documented with a jam called “Count Drumula,” recently posted on Neil Peart’s website. The extent of the collaboration is unclear, as no other announcements about the group…

Victor Wooten Band: Hali Baba Live

7. Victor Wooten Band: Hali Baba Live

Victor Wooten took the stage with during Summer Camp 10 with his band and performed “Hali Baba”. As Vic says in the intro, he wrote this tune for his wife, though they haven’t recorded it yet.

Bass Day 2007: Linley Marthe Live

8. Bass Day 2007: Linley Marthe Live

Artie Rodriguez shared this video with us, saying “Amazing technique AND killer groove.” This is Linley Marthe doing his thing at Bass Day 2007. Alexey Samarin is on keys, Vartan Babayan on percussion and Petr Ivshin on drums. Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com.

Kimberly Lynn: Song with No Name

9. Kimberly Lynn: Song with No Name

Solo bassist Kimberly Lynn has shared her latest video, a live bass looping performance dubbed “Song with No Name.” Kimberly explains, “Another one of my grooves that goes over well when performing. And, as with most of my grooves that ‘turn into tunes’, I sit around a bit and ponder what to title it. In…

Hadrien Feraud: “Marching Powder” Live Bass Solo

10. Hadrien Feraud: “Marching Powder” Live Bass Solo

I’m not sure I’ve seen a performance by Hadrien Feraud that didn’t blow me away. But this one is perhaps one of the best of them all. Recorded at The Baked Potato in March, 2011, Feraud takes a solo during the tune “Marching Powder” with “Bubba Lugatz” – in 15/8. The band includes Chris Coleman…

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