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

Clear your schedule for the rest of the day… because it is time to celebrate the top 10 videos of the month.

As always, this list is based on reader views. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing.

And enjoy.

Maddie Jay & The pH Collective: No Going Back

1. Maddie Jay & The pH Collective: No Going Back

Maddie Jay has released her second track with the The pH Collective – one she describes as “some good ol’ fashioned new age acid jazz.” The tune is “No Going Back,” which was written by Maddie with arrangements by the band. This one grooves…

Martha Reeves with James Jamerson: Live on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert 1974

2. Martha Reeves with James Jamerson: Live on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert 1974

There’s not a whole lot of live footage of the late, great James Jamerson, but the bits that we have are fantastic. Here’s a clip of the master bassist laying it down for Martha Reeves on a 1974 episode of “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”…

The Zamar Odongo Collective: Cantaloupe Island

3. The Zamar Odongo Collective: Cantaloupe Island

I’ve watched just one video of The Zamar Odongo Collective, and I’m already a big fan. Drummer Zamar Odongo and the group’s pianist, Timothée Bakoglu, came up with this terrific arrangement of Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island”. Making this even sweeter is the groove (and tone) by bassist Lucy Clifford…

Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)

4. Mike Frost: Donna Lee (A Tribute to Jaco)

Bassist Mike Frost said that “with all the noise and anticipation around the new Jaco documentary to be released this year, I began to reflect on that moment when many years ago I placed the Jaco Pastorius LP on the turntable and heard the opening track – ’Donna Lee’…” So he did his own version…

Nathan Navarro: Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” Solo Bass Arrangement

5. Nathan Navarro: Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” Solo Bass Arrangement

Nathan Navarro is back with another great solo bass arrangement. This time he explores the classical world with Mozart’s “Lacrimosa”. Navarro brings lots emotion to the performance, adding drama with dynamics changes and beautiful phrasing…

Overdriver: Mr. Probz “Waves” Cover

6. Overdriver: Mr. Probz “Waves” Cover

My daughter Sara is a constant source of new music for me. This time though, I’ll admit I was initially skeptical when she sent me this video. But as I watched, I grew more impressed with this Brazilian duo, Overdriver. In this video, bassist Fabi Terada and vocalist/guitarist Evandro Tiburski perform a cover of the Mr. Probz tune, “Waves”…

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

7. Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey & Derico Watson: Bass Extremes

Back in September, Berklee held their Beantown Jazz Festival. Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Derico Watson took the stage, and thankfully, they recorded it…

Ed Lucie and Anthony Vitti: Forgotten Grooveyard #12

8. Ed Lucie and Anthony Vitti: Forgotten Grooveyard #12

Berklee bass professor Anthony Vitti has a cool YouTube series called “Forgotten Grooveyard,” where he sits down with faculty, students and visiting artists at the school to kick out the jams. Here’s a great soul-inspired groove duet with fellow Berklee professor Ed Lucie…

Consider the Source: God Only Knows

9. Consider the Source: God Only Knows

This is the Beach Boys like you’ve never heard them. Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source sat down with videographer Jody Miller to document their quirky yet infectious rendition of “God Only Knows.” Bassist John Ferrara handles bass and melody with two-handed tapping, along with double-neck guitarist Gabriel Marin and drummer Jeff Mann…

Lior Ozeri: Wrecking Ball (Featuring Miley Cyrus)

10. Lior Ozeri: Wrecking Ball (Featuring Miley Cyrus)

I’ve somehow avoided listening to Miley Cyrus’s hit tune, “Wrecking Ball”… until now. It is all thanks to bassist Lior Ozeri, who sent me his interpretation of this tune where he drops the original instrumentation and turns it into a bass arrangement behind Cyrus’s vocals. I dig this, and I don’t mind admitting it…