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

Is there anything better than an awesome bass video? How about ten awesome bass videos?

Here are the most watched videos on No Treble last month. Enjoy.

Billie Jean’s All Stars, Featuring Marcus Miller

1. Billie Jean’s All Stars, Featuring Marcus Miller

What do you get when you have five jazz masters improvise to an a cappella version of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”? An Italian radio show decided to find out by having their guests record to Jackson’s voice while they were on the show, including bassist Marcus Miller…

Rebecca Johnson: QW Brewery Live Bass Solo

2. Rebecca Johnson: QW Brewery Live Bass Solo

It has been about a year since we first featured bassist Rebecca Johnson and her awesome live bass video. Rebecca just sent over a new one, saying “You guys have really helped my band get a lot of fans from all over the world :)” I think Rebecca had more to do with that than us…

How To: Play Victor Wooten’s “U Can’t Hold No Groove”

3. How To: Play Victor Wooten’s “U Can’t Hold No Groove”

Here’s something to keep you busy. Bassist Jan Stankiewicz breaks down the Victor Wooten classic “U Can’t Hold No Groove”, in a really easy to follow format. The tune comes from Vic’s 2004 album, A Show of Hands, which was re-released last year.

Isolated James Jamerson: I Heard It Through the Grapevine

4. Isolated James Jamerson: I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” wouldn’t have amounted to much without the iconic bass line we’re able to recognize without hearing anything else. To prove that, here’s the isolated track, featuring the incredible bass line by James Jamerson…

Marthe/Viccaro/Privat Project: “Pa Pè”

5. Marthe/Viccaro/Privat Project: “Pa Pè”

Linley Marthe is a monster. Check out this video of his project with drummer Nicolas Viccaro and pianist Grégory Privat playing the tune “Pa Pè” at La Note Bleue Jazz Club in Monaco. The tune takes a turn at the 5:54 mark when the trio kicks into a half-time groove and Marthe begins a funky envelope-laden solo…

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke & Omar Hakim: Cantelope Island, Live (1991)

6. Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke & Omar Hakim: Cantelope Island, Live (1991)

Live Under the Sky 1991 featured a great line-up of Herbie Hancock with Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke and Omar Hakim. Here’s the quartet playing Herbie’s “Cantelope Island” and ripping it up. Stanley plays a solo after the half-way mark, and really locks in with Omar. Stanley even quotes MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”. Ha.

Blake Branch: “Space Lion” for Solo Bass

7. Blake Branch: “Space Lion” for Solo Bass

We don’t know anime very well, but Blake Branch is making us love the music of anime. The first time we featured Blake, he’d put together an incredible all-bass arrangement of “Raspberry Heaven”. This time around, he’s taken Yoko Kanno’s composition “Space Lion”, which was featured in the anime series Cowboy Bebop…

Nick Latham: Hammerhead

8. Nick Latham: Hammerhead

Nick Latham, who goes by “BedroomBassist” on Youtube, has released his debut EP Can’t Sleep In Silence. Nick recorded a live playalong of his tune “Hammerhead” to introduce it. Nick is playing a Sandberg MarloweDK Signature Bass that he won – with a similar video of this song – from a video contest.

Aaron Gibson: A Thousand Hellos

9. Aaron Gibson: A Thousand Hellos

Always a treat to get a video from bassist Aaron Gibson, which always features great bass, vocals and videography. Aaron sent us this video of him performing his tune, “A Thousand Hellos”…

Tribal Tech: Actual Proof

10. Tribal Tech: Actual Proof

Tribal Tech took on Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” in this live performance. And it grooooooves. As an added bonus, there’s plenty of focus on bassist Gary Willis‘ technique, which is as impressive as always.

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