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

It is the once-per-month celebration we love… the top 10 reader favorite bass videos.

Here are the most watched videos on No Treble in May, 2015.

Remco Hendrix: Funk Bass & Drum Grooves

1. Remco Hendrix: Funk Bass & Drum Grooves

Our friend Mark Barletta sent us a note to check out some videos by Remco Hendrix, a bassist from the Netherlands. Remco calls this “Fingerstyle Funk Bass & Drum Grooves”. The part with the octaver really rocks.

Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet

2. Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spalding Duet

Tavis Smiley hosted Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding on his PBS show. Described as a “3 camera 1 take no editing experience,” here is their performance.

Will Lee, With the CBS Orchestra: MacArthur Park

3. Will Lee, With the CBS Orchestra: MacArthur Park

May 20th marked the final episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, bringing an end to the legendary career of the longest running late-night talk show host. We celebrated with a video of Will Lee as the center of attention for an all-out version of “MacArthur Park” with the orchestra…

Felipe Gianei: Charlie Parker’s “Cherokee” Solo on Bass

4. Felipe Gianei: Charlie Parker’s “Cherokee” Solo on Bass

We can learn a lot about our instrument by transcribing other instrumentalists, and Charlie Parker’s recordings are a lifetime of lessons. Bassist Felipe Gianei spent four months transcribing Bird’s solo on “Cherokee” and applying it to bass. Here’s his performance…

Doug Wimbish and Victor Wooten: Bass Duet (NAMM 2015)

5. Doug Wimbish and Victor Wooten: Bass Duet (NAMM 2015)

The Behringer booth at this year’s NAMM show was crammed with people for this impromptu performance by Doug Wimbish and Victor Wooten. Thankfully, they filmed it.

Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow

6. Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow

Gospel bass legend Andrew Gouche has started posting videos of his church performances, and this one of his “church flow” with his trusty 1968 Fender Jazz Bass is on point. Gouche accompanies the choir on “Is My Living In Vain” during a recent service…

Miki Santamaria & Casey Cooper: Bass vs Drums

7. Miki Santamaria & Casey Cooper: Bass vs Drums

Miki Santamaria just sent me his latest video, which he calls “Bass vs Drums”. Miki handles two bass parts that’ll knock you out, along with drummer Casey Cooper. Dig it!

Osmar Oliveira: Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” All-Bass Arrangement

8. Osmar Oliveira: Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” All-Bass Arrangement

Osmar Oliveira shared his terrific all-bass performance of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. I love Osmar’s fretless work on the vocal lines, and his emulation of the guitar is impressive too…

Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: Apocalypse 1470 B.C.

9. Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian: Apocalypse 1470 B.C.

Holy smokes, this one is impressive. Billy Sheehan along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine, keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Mike Portnoy took the stage in 2012 at Zepp Tokyo, as the supergroup known as PSMS. Here they are performing “Apocalypse 1470 B.C.”, which has some of the most impressive unison parts you’ll ever hear…

Nenad Vasilic: Deep Purple’s “Burn” Solo Bass Arrangement

10. Nenad Vasilic: Deep Purple’s “Burn” Solo Bass Arrangement

Double bassist Nenad Vasilic is back with a new cover video of Deep Purple’s “Burn.” While the whole arrangement is acoustic, check out his innovative method for getting “distortion” to match the ’70s rock vibe…