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

If you love the bass, you’re going to really love this collection of videos.

These are the top 10 most watched videos by No Treble readers in August.

Enjoy!

Herbie Hancock with Tal Wilkenfeld: Actual Proof

1. Herbie Hancock with Tal Wilkenfeld: Actual Proof

Herbie Hancock has never been short on great bassists to play with over his career. Here’s a killer clip of his band being anchored by Tal Wilkenfeld on “Actual Proof” during the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival…

Michel Falcão: Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

2. Michel Falcão: Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor

Transferring Johann Sebastian Bach’s music to the electric bass is always an interesting feat. Here’s an outstanding clip of Michel Falcão pulling out all the stops on the composer’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor.

Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Motown Bass Riffs

3. Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Motown Bass Riffs

Without a doubt, Motown’s prolific output yielded some of the best in-the-pocket bass lines in history. Songs from the label often had deceptively complex grooves, often provided by the late great James Jamerson. Bruno Tauzin decided to string together 30 of his favorite Motown bass riffs into one awesome clip…

Elin Sandberg and Tracy Robertson: Spain

4. Elin Sandberg and Tracy Robertson: Spain

Bassist Elin Sandberg and vocalist Tracy Robertson took Chick Corea’s “Spain” (with lyrics by Al Jarreau), and turned it into this impressive bass and vocals duet. The intro is from Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”. Wow!

Bassbaba Sumon and Mahaan Fahim: Cream & Sugar Under the Coffee Cloud

5. Bassbaba Sumon and Mahaan Fahim: Cream & Sugar Under the Coffee Cloud

Bassbaba Sumon sent me this video with two words attached: “From Bangladesh”. I’ve said it before: “I love the web”. The way we can connect with talented musicians all over the world now is so cool. And this is some terffic music, written by Bassbaba and performed by him and guitarist Mahaan Fahim…

Peekaboom: Bye Bye Blackbird

6. Peekaboom: Bye Bye Blackbird

Simone Masina has shared another terrific video with us of his project, known as Peekaboom. Here the duo of Simone and vocalist Angelica Lubian perform “Bye Bye Blackbird”. As an added bonus, Angelica takes over on double bass while Simone solos on his bass guitar…

BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

7. BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity…

Marcus Miller: Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Live

8. Marcus Miller: Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Live

How many bass lines get people excited after only two notes? Marcus Miller riled the crowd up at the 2015 North Sea Jazz Festival with an instrumental version of the classic Temptations hit “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”…

Meshell Ndegeocello: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

9. Meshell Ndegeocello: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Meshell Ndegeocello’s birthday was on August 29th, so we decided to celebrate with another video by the talented bassist/vocalist. In this clip, Meshell performs a cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The song was written for Nina Simone, who recorded it in 1964. A year later, The Animals released their hit version. Meshell makes it groove…

Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

10. Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava

Ever since she announced a tour in April, I’ve been dying to hear Esperanza Spalding‘s new music. Dubbed Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution, the bassist describes the project as a way of “going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand”…