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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (August 2014)

Man, these top 10 video lists really get me going. While we cover a variety of genres – not all of which are my favorite – I can say I truly love 9 out of the 10 most watched videos on No Treble in August, 2014.

How many can you count as your favorites?

Common Thread with Alissia Benveniste: For the One Time

1. Common Thread with Alissia Benveniste: For the One Time

You’ll probably recognize Alissia Benveniste from the killer videos we’ve shared in the past of her band. Here’s Alissia performing with Common Thread – a band she cofounded…

Aaron Gibson: “Fly By Night” All-Bass Cover

2. Aaron Gibson: Fly By Night

For his latest project, Aaron Gibson decided that since he was already doing cover tunes, he should honor some of the heroes who have made the bass what it is today – starting with Geddy Lee…

Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

3. Paul Jackson Trio: Midnight Is A Lonely Heart

Paul Jackson reached out to us with this note: “Good people at No Treble, check our new video … from our forthcoming [album].” This, ladies and gentlemen, is what it is all about…

Cory Henry and Michael League: “Yesterday” and “Looking Out For Me”

4. Cory Henry and Michael League: “Yesterday” and “Looking Out For Me”

Soul is pouring over in this video of Snarky Puppy members Cory Henry and Michael League playing a workshop at the Escola de Música Luciano Alf in Rio De Janeiro…

Zander Zon: “Single-Handed” Solo Bass

5. Zander Zon: “Single-Handed” Solo Bass

Last month, Zander Zon sent me a note with some bad news. The talented bassist injured his left hand. As the days passed, Zander had a hard time not playing. So he wrote a tune that only requires his right hand and a looper…

Jesús Rico Pérez: The Enormous Room

6. Jesús Rico Pérez: The Enormous Room

Bassist Jesús Rico Pérez is back with another superb Michael Manring cover. This time he takes on “The Enormous Room”, which appeared on Manring’s Thonk

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Beyond Creation’s “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

7. Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: “Elusive Reverence” Bass Playthrough

Beyond Creation is getting ready to release Earthborn Evolution, and bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe has dished up a bass playthrough of the first track…

Studio Jams with Victor Bailey: The Chicken

8. Studio Jams with Victor Bailey: The Chicken

I really dig what the guys at Studio Jams do. Here’s episode #38, where Victor Bailey, Jeff Golub, Matt King and Anton Fig got together and chose to play “The Chicken”…

Jimmi Clarke: Teen Town

9. Jimmi Clarke: Teen Town

Nigel Palmer sent us this video of bassist Jimmi Clarke performing the Jaco Pastorius tune “Teen Town”. Not only did Jimmi make it look effortless, he added to the tune to make it his own rather than a note-for-note performance…

Louis Armstrong, Featuring Arvell Shaw: How High The Moon

10. Louis Armstrong, Featuring Arvell Shaw: How High The Moon

Here’s a fantastic video of Louis Armstrong handing the spotlight over to bassist Arvell Shaw on “How High the Moon.” Shaw pulls out all the stops…

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