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

It’s that time… time to celebrate the top 10 reader favorite videos of the month.

Which is also our excuse to watch them all again.

Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing.

Dirty Loops: Over the Horizon

1. Dirty Loops: Over the Horizon

It has been a while since we’ve seen a video by Dirty Loops. The wait is over. Here’s the band – anchored by bassist Henrik Linder – performing “Over the Horizon”. So glad to see them back, and in color…

Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough

2. Sean Malone: Cynic’s “Veil of Maya” Bass Playthrough

Sean Malone caught everyone’s attention on Cynic’s debut album Focus in 1993. The prog-metal album’s distinct sound came in part to the bassist’s furious fretless work. In 2014, he put out this instrumental play-through of the song “Veil of Maya,” just to blow our minds once again…

Esperanza Spalding: One

3. Esperanza Spalding: One

Esperanza Spalding released her fifth album, Emily’s D+Evolution, earlier this month. Here’s the official video for “One” from the new album. Love that bass tone and the vocals – as always…

Richard Bona: Live Bass Solo

4. Richard Bona: Live Bass Solo

Here’s a great clip of Richard Bona performing a live bass solo. So tasty. I love saxophonist Stefano di Battista’s reaction to his playing throughout…

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It

5. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It

Tedeschi Trucks recently released Let Me Get By, the first to feature bass monster Tim Lefebvre since he joined up nearly three years ago. The band killed it in the studio, but this clip from Austin City Limits goes to show they’re hitting their stride in live situations, too…

Brad Russell and Aquiles Priester: Metal Improved

6. Brad Russell and Aquiles Priester: Metal Improved

Brad Russell sent in this killer duo with Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester for the bassist’s song “Metal Improved,” and it’s a bombshell. Russell has an absolutely gnarly tone to complement his face-melting licks, while Priester adds his own flair to the metal groove…

Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample: Suggestions

7. Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample: Suggestions

Mark Egan recently shared a clip of Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample in a live performance at Montreux in 1997. That got me digging, and I found this gem from the performance. Marcus is laying down some sweet lines on fretless and trading licks with Clapton…

Tower Of Power: What Is Hip? (Chicago 1977)

8. Tower Of Power: What Is Hip? (Chicago 1977)

March 7th is Rocco Prestia‘s birthday, and we decided we’d celebrate on that day with this old school clip of Tower of Power. Here’s the band performing “What Is Hip?” in Chicago in 1977…

Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

9. Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

Here’s another great clip shared by Rick Suchow. This is Miles Davis’ “We Want Miles” band performing “Fat Time” live at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London in 1982. The band features Marcus Miller on bass, Mike Stern on guitar, Bill Evans on sax, Al Foster on drums and Mino Cinelu on percussion…

The Feelgood Orchestra: Lean On

10. The Feelgood Orchestra: Lean On

Andreas D Fammé shared this video in response to us featuring Dirty Loops recently. The Feelgood Orchestra is a band from Norway who took what Andreas said was “the most streamed song in 2015 (“Lean On”), and made it their own. The tune was originally released by Major Lazer & DJ Snake (featuring MØ)…

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