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

Time for one of our favorite top 10 lists – the monthly list of No Treble reader favorite videos.

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Abraham Laboriel: Case of the Blues

1. Abraham Laboriel: Case of the Blues

Every time I watch Abraham Laboriel, it’s like a masterclass in “how it’s done.” His playing exudes musicality that lets his personality shine through, giving us all something to strive toward. Here’s a great clip of the master improvising a blues…

Remco Hendrix: Funky Fretless Bass Grooves with Double Stops

2. Remco Hendrix: Funky Fretless Bass Grooves with Double Stops

Remco Hendrix has lots of raw talent with a style that blends influences like Les Claypool and Mick Karn. Here’s a great video of a funky fretless groove he built with double stops, harmonics and a Boss OC-2 octave pedal…

Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Funk Bass Riffs

3. Bruno Tauzin: 30 Best Funk Bass Riffs

Bass lines are the heart and soul of any good funk song. That’s why Bruno Tauzin decided to continue his “Best Bass Riffs” series with 30 of his favorite funk bass riffs. From Sly and the Family Stone to James Brown to Parliament, the bassist covers a lot of ground in just under six minutes…

Harmless Funk: Cissy Strut

4. Harmless Funk: Cissy Strut

It has been a long time since we featured a video with bassist Dave Marks. Time to correct that. Dave sent me a video with a newer project, Harmless Funk – a jazz/funk quintet he’s been playing with this year. Here they are doing one of the all-time great funk instrumental tunes…

Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley: Let Him Out

5. Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley: Let Him Out

We celebrated funk bass legend Bootsy Collins, who turned 64 years old on October 26th. Here’s a great clip of Collins laying down the groove with fellow James Brown band alumni Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley on Letterman in 1990…

BassTheWorld: 21 Bassists in 1 Video

6. BassTheWorld: 21 Bassists in 1 Video

BassTheWorld.com has followed up their “Got Bass Chops?” video with a second episode. This time, 21 bassists from around the world lay out the nastiest licks, funkiest grooves, and smoothest lines to show the scope of our beloved instrument…

Alessandro Calabrese: 10 Amazing Bass Lines in Rap History

7. Alessandro Calabrese: 10 Amazing Bass Lines in Rap History

Alessandro Calabrese sent me this video tribute to his favorite rap tunes. Not only does he handle the bass, he also shows off his guitar skills. How many of them do you recognize?

Ellen Andrea Wang: Perfect Danger

8. Ellen Andrea Wang: Perfect Danger

One of my favorite musical discoveries in recent memory came from our friend Erlend Øvsttun Amsen, who wrote in suggesting we check out Ellen Andrea Wang. Here’s a brand new clip of her solo work with a studio performance of “Perfect Danger”…

Richard Hunter: Bass Playthrough of “Don” by Ship of Theseus

9. Richard Hunter: Bass Playthrough of “Don” by Ship of Theseus

Bassist Richard Hunter has a new band called Ship of Theseus. To celebrate the group’s first single, Hunter sent us this impressive playthrough. “Don” is a progressive technical instrumental piece that features the bassist laying down the low end with a thick, gritty tone…

The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard

10. The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard

Earlier this year, Nashville bassist and No Treble contributor Ryan Madora released the self-titled debut with her new group, The Interludes. Inspired by the great rhythm sections from Stax, Motown and Muscle Shoals, the band’s vibe throws back to the instrumental stylings of Booker T. and the MG’s…