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2014 Reader Favorites – #9: Pino Palladino

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Pino Palladino

It amazes me how few people outside the community of bassists recognize the name Pino Palladino. Regardless, most everyone who wouldn’t recognize his name would no doubt recognize one of his brilliant bass lines.

Thanks to those bass lines (in a handful of videos), plus some stories on the bass great, Pino once again makes the annual No Treble reader favorite list.

Here are some of the top videos and stories in 2014 featuring him.

Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

One Shot Not was a terrific show aired on French television from 2007 until 2011. In their final year of airing, guitarist Dominic Miller joined bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Manu Katché. The trio played Miller’s tune “Rush Hour”…

Unidentified Flying Project: There is a Dream, with Pino Palladino

Unidentified Flying Project: There is a Dream, with Pino Palladino

Songwriter Simon Wood Harris has been busy working on a project with some awesome musicians and goals. Here’s the project’s first video, which combines an all-star cast of musicians anchored by the one and only Pino Palladino…

John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

I’ve said it before… by far, my favorite work by John Mayer is with his trio, thanks to Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan backing him up. Here’s the trio in 2005 performing a bonus jam at the end of a concert, including “Chicken Grease” and “Cissy Strut”…

D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

2014 has been a good year for sneak albums, but R&B master D’Angelo may have taken the cake by releasing over the course of a weekend. The album, which is his first in fourteen years, is a tremendous return that pushes his art forward while keeping true to his voice…

“An Evening of Who Music” Benefit Concert to Feature Geddy Lee and Others

“An Evening of Who Music” Benefit Concert to Feature Geddy Lee and Others

The Who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2014, and they combined it with some important work. The band announced they’d be performing at a benefit concert on November 11th in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The “house band” for the event will include Simon Townshend, Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Billy Nicholls, and others…

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