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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2015)

Fear not… that rumbling sound you hear isn’t anything to be concerned about. It just means it is time for another Top 10 Bass Video list.

Here are the most watched videos on No Treble for the month of January, 2015. And what a beautifully diverse list of videos it is.

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1. Lenny Kravitz with John Paul Jones: Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

Lenny Kravitz with John Paul Jones: Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

During the 1993 MTV Music Awards in September, 1993, John Paul Jones joined Lenny Kravitz on stage to perform Kravitz’s hit song, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”. This isn’t the best video quality, but what struck me was how hard hitting the bass was in this live performance vs. the studio recording…

2. Thundercat: “Them Changes”, Live in New Orleans

Thundercat: “Them Changes”, Live in New Orleans

Pitchfork has a great new concert series called Nightcap, where they feature independent artists in late night concerts around the United States. They’re off to a great start with bassist Thundercat, who performed “Tron Song” and a brand new track called “Them Changes”…

3. Adam Stevens: Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” for Solo Bass

Adam Stevens: Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” for Solo Bass

It has been a while since we’ve featured a video by bassist Adam Stevens. Luckily, he’s shared another great solo bass arrangement. This time around, Adam takes on “Wake Me Up” by Avicii…

4. Good Demons: “Tornado of Souls” Cover

Good Demons: “Tornado of Souls” Cover

Here’s a take on Megadeth like you’ve never seen. Bassist Michael Evdemon, drummer Vasilis Kalistristris, and vibraphonist Vaggelis Paraskevaidis teamed up to cover the classic thrash metal song in a brand new way. The trio dishes out a chilled-out and tasty version of “Tornado of Souls” from Megadeth’s iconic Rust in Peace album…

5. George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

George Duke with Christian McBride: It’s On, Live 2010

While Christian McBride is typically known for his stellar straight-ahead work, the man can get down on some funk. Here’s a crazy good clip of him in concert with the late great George Duke and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. at the Java Jazz festival in 2010…

6. Alex Webster: Conquering Dystopia’s “Kufra at Dusk” Playthrough

Alex Webster: Conquering Dystopia’s “Kufra at Dusk” Playthrough

I love bass playthroughs. So when death metal king Alex Webster posted a new video, I dropped everything to watch it. The clip shows Webster tearing through “Kufra at Dusk” from metal supergroup Conquering Dystopia’s debut album last year…

I’m always pumped to get new videos from Alex Bershadsky, and his latest is a reason why. The video features fantastic playing of all kinds, not to mention nice filming. “It’s an original arrangement for the Police Classic ‘Bring on The Night’ combining double thumbing with fretless bass,” he shares…

8. Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

During the 2013 Jazz à Vienne show, Marcus Miller took the stage with his band and over just a couple of songs, took the audience for quite a musical ride. In this clip, Marcus starts things off with his solo bass arrangement of “I’ll Be There” (which he recorded on Renaissance)…

9. Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play: New Stew, Opus 2

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play: New Stew, Opus 2

A friend sent in this video of bassist Chris Brubeck and his trio Triple Play performing their song “New Stew, Opus 2” live. Brubeck, whose father was jazz legend Dave Brubeck, brings a bubbly funk groove on his modded fretless Rickenbacker. The fun in the group’s playing is infectious…

10. St. Paul and the Broken Bones: “Call Me,” Live

St. Paul and the Broken Bones: “Call Me,” Live

I don’t watch The Late Show a lot, but I know that when David Letterman goes on about how great the band is for two whole minutes before letting them play, it’s going to be good. In fact, it’s so good that Letterman has them start the song up again after they finish…

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