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

Want to know what’s great? A killer bass video.

Want to know what’s really great? Ten killer bass videos.

It just so happens we have such a list… the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the month of December, 2014.

Thanks for watching and sharing!

Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

1. Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

One of our favorite musical discoveries in 2014 was Alissia Benveniste, a bassist and bandleader who is reviving the classic funk style with catchy hooks, uplifting lyrics, and awesome bass lines. She sent us her latest video, and it has the same great recipe…

Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

2. Billy Sheehan, Clint Strong, and Mike Gage: Dangerous Improv

Dangerous Guitars invited three top musicians into the studio to play together for the very first time. Those musicians included bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Clint Strong and drummer Mike Gage. The folks at Dangerous Guitars said they brought together these musicians and asked them to “deliver us something ‘off the top of their heads. Unscripted…’”

Janek Gwizdala: “Day Tripper” Solo Bass Arrangement

3. Janek Gwizdala: “Day Tripper” Solo Bass Arrangement

In 2013, the No Treble crew got the chance to see a bass-focused Beatles tribute concert at Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp. While all of them were spectacular, Janek Gwizdala’s solo version of “Day Tripper” absolutely blew me away…

Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On, Come Over

4. Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On, Come Over

Long time No Treble readers will likely remember bassist Rebecca Johnson, who has wowed us all over the years with her videos. Rebecca sent me one of her latest with her band performing “Come On, Come Over”, written by Jaco Pastorius and Bob Herzog (with vocals by Sam & Dave on Jaco’s 1976 debut album)…

Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver: Higher Ground

5. Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver: Higher Ground

Drummer Dave Weckl and keyboardist Jay Oliver released Convergence this year. Among the tracks on the album was a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”. It cooks. This one has it all… bassist Jimmy Johnson laying down a great line, horns, two drummers and a great vocalist…

Breath: White Man’s Funk

6. Breath: White Man’s Funk

Vegard Johansen sent us this video with this note: “My buddy and I met in the studio one day [along with] three other people I had never met before. One of them turned out to be the funkiest bass player in Norway. Also 2 drummers…”

Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

7. Viktor Lőrincz: Crazy Little Groove

Viktor Lőrincz sent me his latest video, and once again, he blew my mind. He calls this “Crazy Little Groove”, and he’s playing it on his new MLP Lőrincz Viktor Signature Bass. Wow.

Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

8. Miki Santamaria: John Legend’s “All of Me”

Miki Santamaria is back with a new solo bass arrangement – and his first with his new Fodera Yin Yang Standard. The tune is John Legend’s “All of Me”. The arrangement and performance, as always, is top notch…

Jaco Pastorius & Word Of Mouth Big Band: “Three Views of a Secret” Live (1982)

9. Jaco Pastorius & Word Of Mouth Big Band: “Three Views of a Secret” Live (1982)

On December 1st, 1951, John Francis Anthony Pastorius III was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A short number of years later, the world of bass was forever changed. We celebrated on that day with a composition I think is one of Jaco’s finest – if not the finest – of his incredible career: “Three Views of a Secret”…

Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting

10. Stanley Clarke and Sidiki Diabaté: The Meeting

We love it when different styles come together to make something new. Here’s a unique and beautiful clip sent to us by our Facebook friend “Ladyblue Utrecht” of bass master Stanley Clarke performing with Malian kora player Sidiki Diabaté…