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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2016)

Time to celebrate some bass greatness. Here are the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the first month of 2016.

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Brian Wilson and Carol Kaye: Good Vibrations

1. Brian Wilson and Carol Kaye: Good Vibrations

Carol Kaye is a living legend of the bass who played on countless recordings with memorable bass lines. One of those is “Good Vibrations”, and we’re lucky enough to have found this clip of Kaye and Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson playing through the tune as a duet…

Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough

2. Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough

It’s time to get your face melted by Erlend Caspersen again. This time the monster bassist shows you how it’s done on the Abhorrent track “A Lightness of Mind”, which features unrelenting riffs and some satisfyingly dissonant bass chords. For those brave enough to attempt it, Caspersen has supplied the tabs…

Federico Malaman: Jasmine Flower (茉莉花)

3. Federico Malaman: Jasmine Flower (茉莉花)

It seems everytime I see a video by Federico Malaman, I’m struck with three things: his musicianship, his mastery of the bass, and how much fun he has when playing. Here’s as good as an example of all three turned up to 11, on Federico’s take on the Chinese Traditional, “Jasmine Flower”…

Fernando Lamadrid: Electriceratops

4. Fernando Lamadrid: Electriceratops

Whenever I see a new video featuring bassist Fernando Lamadrid, I stop whatever I’m doing to watch. And Fernando never disappoints. Recorded live in late December, here’s “Electriceratops”…

Gabrielle Walter-Clay & Common Thread: That Groove

5. Gabrielle Walter-Clay & Common Thread: That Groove

It was thrilling to see Alissia Benveniste perform with her group at this year’s Bass Bash at the Winter NAMM Show. Here’s Alissia laying it down with Common Thread in a 2013 video. The self-described “all-girl band” is performing the aptly named song “That Groove”…

David Bowie: Changes (Live)

6. David Bowie: Changes (Live)

Early in the morning of January 11th, I learned of the sad and stunning news of David Bowie’s passing from a Facebook post by Gail Ann Dorsey. In this video from a 2002 performance in Paris, here’s Bowie backed by his long time bassist and collaborator…

Alessandro Corsi and Francesco De Rubeis: Watt 69

7. Alessandro Corsi and Francesco De Rubeis: Watt 69

Alessandro Corsi shared this killer drum and bass piece he played in the studio with drummer Francesco De Rubeis called “Watt 69,” and we’re glad he did. The high-energy track takes Corsi all over the fretboard with fingerstyle funk, slap madness, and a sampled cameo by James Brown…

Ru Kojo Lemer: What About Me?

8. Ru Kojo Lemer: What About Me?

Keyboardist Ru Kojo Lemer got together with some of his musician friends in Surrey, and then took on one serious tune. Here they are performing Snarky Puppy’s “What About Me?” – blending some serious chops with some humor…

Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava (Official)

9. Esperanza Spalding: Good Lava (Official)

Last year, Kevin featured a video of Esperanza Spalding “Good Lava” at Skype Live Studio. The song is one that is on Spalding’s upcoming Emily’s D+Evolution album, scheduled for release March 4th. Now there’s an official video for the track…

Me and Maria: Wintertime in My Heart

10. Me and Maria: Wintertime in My Heart

Bassist Johannes Pehrson shared this video by his duo with Maria Rosenberg, known as Me and Maria. This is their new single, “Wintertime in My Heart.” Johannes told me that the chords are played on his 4-string MusicMan bass, and the melodies and solos are played on his 4-string piccolo bass…