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

This is a fun list every month: the top 10 most popular bass focused videos on No Treble. I was thrilled to see so many reader favorites match up with my own – I even had to go and watch them all once again.

Thanks for watching, sharing and commenting on these videos!

Simone Masina with Angelica Lubian: Always on the Run (Lenny Kravitz Cover)

1. Simone Masina with Angelica Lubian: Always on the Run (Lenny Kravitz Cover)

Bassist Simone Masina shared this video with us of him performing the Lenny Kravitz tune, arranged for double bass and vocals. The vocalist is Angelica Lubian, and the arrangement is described by Simone as a “cover of cover” – inspired by Adam Ben Ezra’s solo bass version of the tune…

Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

2. Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

We think – as do many readers here – that Tal Wilkenfeld is a killer bassist. Now she’s proving she can sing, too. Wilkenfeld recently launched her own YouTube channel with a solo version of the Leonard Cohen classic “Chelsea Hotel”…

Acoustic David Bowie with Gail Ann Dorsey: “Heroes” (Live)

3. Acoustic David Bowie with Gail Ann Dorsey: “Heroes” (Live)

In celebration of Gail Ann Dorsey’s birthday, we went back to a terrific acoustic performance of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, which took place in October, 1996. Simply wonderful…

Esperanza Spalding: Hold On Me (Live)

4. Esperanza Spalding: Hold On Me (Live)

This is Esperanza performing “Hold On Me” live in 2012, with Leo Genovese (keys), Jef Lee Johnson (guitar), Igmar Thomas (trumpet), Lyndon Rochelle (drums) and a great horn section. That bass tone! That voice!

Derek Trucks Band: Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)/Fat Mama

5. Derek Trucks Band: Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)/Fat Mama

Here’s the Derek Trucks Band, anchored by the great Todd Smallie on bass. The band plays “Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)” and “Fat Mama” in this performance. Holy smokes…

Abraham Laboriel Sr.: Listen to Your Brother

6. Abraham Laboriel Sr.: Listen to Your Brother

A couple of months ago, we featured a video from Berklee’s 2014 Alumni Reunion Concert featuring Abraham Laboriel Sr. performing with his sons. Here’s another song from that performance, with an additional family connection. Laboriel Sr. is once again joined by his sons – Abraham Laboriel Jr. on drums and Mateo Laboriel on guitar…

Giorgi Mikadze: “Love Never Felt So Good” Michael Jackson Cover, Featuring Chuks Okpu

7. Giorgi Mikadze: “Love Never Felt So Good” Michael Jackson Cover, Featuring Chuks Okpu

Berklee student and pianist Giorgi Mikadze arranged Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” for this live performance at the school’s Performance Center. And what an arrangement it is. Bassist Chuks Okpu lays down the funky lines on this tune, which also features the rapper Ryan Easter, to bring together one unique and refreshing take…

Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “Reward System Malfunction” Playthrough

8. Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “Reward System Malfunction” Playthrough

Prepare yourself: Erlend Caspersen sent us this playthrough of his band Abhorrent’s song “Reward System Malfunction,” and it’s scary good. The song comes from their upcoming album Intransigence, and while the band has a vocalist, this playthrough removes the vocals to focus on the instruments…

Maktub Project: The Sound of Silence

9. Maktub Project: The Sound of Silence

Bassist Davide Medicina shared this video of his band Maktub Project performing a reimagined version of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic hit, “The Sound of Silence.” Medicina describes their band as influenced by R&B, jazz and neo-soul, and it shows. The trio reharmonizes the song and adds a healthy dose of modern groove…

Niacin: Blood, Sweat & Beers

10. Niacin: Blood, Sweat & Beers

Dennis Chambers is on the short list of drummers I’d love to play with, and I’m sure most bass players would agree. Billy Sheehan is one of those bassists lucky enough to do just that, in the band Niacin. Here’s the trio with John Novello on keys performing “Blood, Sweat & Beers.” This one grooves…

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