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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2013)

What’s better than a great bass-focused video? How about ten?

Here are the 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the month of April. Enjoy, but don’t get in trouble at work.

Marta Altesa: Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away” Play-Along

1. Marta Altesa: Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away” Play-Along

When we first featured bassist Marta Altesa, she knocked us out with her Jamiroquai play-along. Marta stunned us again with a new a new video of her playing along to Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away”…

Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

2. Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

During the 2012 Bonnaroo festival, the Superjam was set up by The Roots drummer Questlove. Questlove recruited Pino Palladino, setting the stage for some real magic. Questlove said Pino is “the second coming of James Jamerson…”

Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

3. Victor Wooten: 2013 NAMM Performance

The NAMM Show is one of the highlights of our year. But it is massive, and so we often miss many of the great performances that take place on the show’s floor. hankfully, there’s video to show us what we missed, like this one…

Weather Report: Barbary Coast (1976)

4. Weather Report: Barbary Coast (1976)

When Jaco Pastorius joined Weather Report, they were close to finishing Black Market, which had been recorded up to that point by bassist Alphonso Johnson. Jaco played on two tracks on that album, which included one of his own compositions, “Barbary Coast”. Here’s a live performance early on in Jaco’s tenure with the band…

Marcus Miller Band: “Blast” Live

5. Marcus Miller Band: “Blast” Live

The 2012 Jazz Week Burghausen featured six days of performances by a variety of groups, including Marcus Miller with his band. The band was on their spring tour in Europe. Here’s a clip from their performance of the tune “Blast”, from Marcus’ A Night in Monte Carlo

Jeff Schmidt is Back: “And I Crumble” Solo Fretless Bass

6. Jeff Schmidt is Back: “And I Crumble” Solo Fretless Bass

Jeff Schmidt made a solid impression with many great videos a couple of years ago. He has been away from the solo bass scene for quite a while now, but the wait is over. Jeff is back with a brand new solo bass performance of a composition he calls “And Now I Crumble”…

Jürgen Attig: Journey To Jaco

7. Jürgen Attig: Journey To Jaco

Bassist Jürgen Attig released Aventureiro in 2012, in tribute to Jaco Pastorius. As you’ll quickly find out when you watch this video, Jürgen’s Jaco-like tone and approach is nothing short of remarkable…

WDR Big Band with Victor Bailey: The Music of Jaco Pastorius

8. WDR Big Band with Victor Bailey: The Music of Jaco Pastorius

Here’s the fantastic WDR Big Band with special guests Victor Bailey on bass and Peter Erskine on drums performing the music of Jaco Pastorius. Things kick off appropriately with “Come On, Come Over”, from Jaco’s debut album. Bailey does double duty on this one, playing the funky bass line while singing…

Johan Hansén-Larson: KNOWER’s “Gotta Be Another Way” Bass Playalong

9. Johan Hansén-Larson: KNOWER’s “Gotta Be Another Way” Bass Playalong

Johan Hansén-Larson sent us this new video of himself playing along with “Gotta Be Another Way” by the Los Angeles electronica duo KNOWER. The bassist adapts the synth line to make a cooking and catchy bass line to jam along with the track, adding beautiful chords during the breakdowns…

Omar Rojas: Timba Funk

10. Omar Rojas: Timba Funk

Today’s video features Peruvian bassist Omar Rojas performing his song “Timba Funk” on quite a few basses and some iPad-cowbell and various other iPad-instruments. There is also a shout out about his latest release at the end of the video…

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