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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2012)

Ah, videos showcasing bass… is there anything better?

If there is, it has to be the top 10 most watched bass videos on No Treble, during the month of February, 2012.

Enjoy.

Doug Alexis: The Chicken

1. Doug Alexis: The Chicken

Facebook friend Art Araya shared this remarkable and unique video of bassist Doug Alexis performing his own take on “The Chicken”. The tune, written by Pee Wee Ellis, was made popular of course by Jaco Pastorius. This has to be the most creative version we’ve heard yet. Have a video to share? Send it to…

Vulfpeck: It Gets Funkier

2. Vulfpeck: It Gets Funkier

We first featured Vulfpeck last June and became instant fans of the band and bassist Joe Dart. Check out this video of the band recording their score for a short film by Baltasar Vilhjálmsdóttir entitled, “Cold Cold Wet”. Joe really gets down on this, especially around the 3 minute mark. This tune is available on…

Steve Vai with Billy Sheehan: “The Crying Machine”, Live

3. Steve Vai with Billy Sheehan: “The Crying Machine”, Live

Billy Sheehan is usually know for blazing riffs and absolutely ripping solos, but the man knows how to really get down, too. Sheehan presented Steve Vai with the Les Paul Award at this year’s TEC Awards, and afterwords they jammed out the guitarist’s tune “The Crying Machine.” Sheehan lays down a funky groove that just…

Janek Gwizdala – Live Solo Bass: NAMM 2012

4. Janek Gwizdala – Live Solo Bass: NAMM 2012

Janek Gwizdala took the stage at TC Electronic’s booth during the NAMM 2012 show, and wowed the crowd with his solo bass awesomeness. The performance starts with a nice laid back groove, and continues with some nice soloing (and singing) on top. Janek is playing his new Fodera.

Jamiroquai: “Too Young To Die,” Live in London with Stuart Zender (1994)

5. Jamiroquai: “Too Young To Die,” Live in London with Stuart Zender (1994)

I always get down with Jamiroquai, and it’s probably because of the perfect “in-the-pocket” bass work. This an early clip of the band from 1994 and features groove monster Stuart Zender on bass, ripping up “Too Young To Die” from the group’s 1993 album Emergency on Planet Earth. Get ready to groove!

Esperanza Spalding: “Black Gold” Official Music Video

6. Esperanza Spalding: “Black Gold” Official Music Video

Grammy award winning bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding has released the official video for “Black Gold,” the first single off her upcoming album Radio Music Society. The song and video are a beautiful homage to African American heritage. “This song is singing to our African American heritage before slavery,” Spalding writes. “Over the decades, so much of…

Evan Brewer: Jimi Hendrix Bass Medley

7. Evan Brewer: Jimi Hendrix Bass Medley

Jimi Hendrix’s virtuosic playing inspired millions of musicians, not just guitarists. Evan Brewer sent us this great medley of Hendrix tunes arranged for solo bass with his own twist. Evan starts with a filter-laden “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” before kicking into a riff from “Hey Joe”, then into a nice tapping version of “Little Wing”…

Michel Petrucciani, Featuring Anthony Jackson: Take the A Train

8. Michel Petrucciani, Featuring Anthony Jackson: Take the A Train

It seems like my Facebook friends always post cool videos of the Ellington tune Take The A Train. This time Kozue Kuriyama shared an awesome clip of pianist Michel Petrucciani’s arrangement, which gets its healthy low-end from 6-string bass legend Anthony Jackson. Jackson gives it his all during his solo, which starts at the 3:30…

Victor Wooten and The Roots: Live Jam

9. Victor Wooten and The Roots: Live Jam

Wow, when we first reported the news that Victor Wooten would be joining The Roots on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, we were really excited about that line up coming together. And these guys did not disappoint. Here’s a clip from the show, where Vic and company perform a variation of the tune…

Miles Mosley: Bass Bash Performance (NAMM 2012)

10. Miles Mosley: Bass Bash Performance (NAMM 2012)

One of my favorite bassists, Miles Mosley took the stage at one of my favorite off-NAMM events, the annual Bass Bash. Here’s Miles with Tony Austin. The duo won “Best In Show” at NAMM 2012 for their performance at the Bash. He’s also rocking it on his Blast Cult bass (check out our story on…