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

One of our favorite top 10 lists is here – the monthly reader favorite bass videos.

Here are the most watched videos on No Treble in April. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing.

Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

1. Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

Ian Pettersson has sent us a handful of great videos, and he just sent us another. “An old one, but I hadn’t seen it before,” Ian said. “Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller ripping it up. Awesome performance!” The band includes the late Jeff Healey on vocals and guitar, Marcus Miller on bass and more…

Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

2. Gracie and John Patitucci: I’ve Just Seen A Face

I love bass and vocal duets, but this one is special. John Patitucci sat down with his daughter Gracie, who goes by Gra Music, for a gorgeous cover of the Beatles classic “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Patitucci lays down the perfect groove and fills to flesh out the arrangement while allowing Gracie to sing…

Jaco Pastorius: Musicians Institute Master Class

3. Jaco Pastorius: Musicians Institute Master Class

A little over a year ago, Musicians Institute discovered a video in their vault of Jaco Pastorius’s appearance during a master class, which took place in the mid-80’s. They recently posted the entire video, featuring a lot of great insight into Jaco’s approach to the instrument, his views on the music industry, some playing, and more…

Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

4. Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

Back in March, Tal Wilkenfeld visited Paste Studios in New York and recorded this live performance of “Under the Sun”. Like the Tal’s solo performance of “Chelsea Hotel”, we once again get to experience not only her bass playing, but also her vocals…

Playing For Change: Higher Ground

5. Playing For Change: Higher Ground

This video has been making the rounds recently on Facebook, and I was mesmerized by it. I was surprised to learn it actually came out in 2011. Organized by Playing For Change, this performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” features musicians from nine locations around the world in one of the most interesting collaborations…

George Porter, Jr.: How to Play “Cissy Strut” (and More)

6. George Porter, Jr.: How to Play “Cissy Strut” (and More)

George Porter, Jr. sat down with NYC Radio Live’s David Ellenbogen for their podcast. During the session, Porter discusses how most bassists play The Meters’ “Cissy Strut” incorrectly (and shows how it is really done). He also covers other lines and shares his thoughts on music, life and more…

Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

7. Naty Hernández: Manos De Agua

We love the videos coming out of Berklee, in large part because of their diversity. Here’s bassist/vocalist Naty Hernández performing her original composition “Manos De Agua” in Studio A. Naty’s bio tells the story: “Her music represents the amalgamation of the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombian with jazz and sonorities of world music”…

Svadah: Rainy Day Bass Groove

8. Svadah: Rainy Day Bass Groove

Norwegian bassist Svadah sent me this “Rainy Day Bass Groove” on what happened to be a perfectly rainy day. “Took my bass out in to film a bass groove I made a little while ago on a typical rainy day in Bergen,” he wrote on Facebook. “Really loving the result, check it out…”

Federico Malaman and Mohini Dey: Maladey

9. Federico Malaman and Mohini Dey: Maladey

Federico Malaman is flat out a wizard of the bass. And he may have met his match with bassist Mohini Dey. In this clip, the bass duo shows off their skills in this tune, “Maladey”…

A Prairie Home Companion: Bass

10. A Prairie Home Companion: Bass

A Prairie Home Companion’s bassist Larry Kohut shared this epic video with us, saying “Here’s a bit of bass player humor, courtesy of Garrison Keilor, Prairie Home Companion. He wrote the script, spot on. I only wish that I had as much insight into what we do… Please enjoy, and pardon my poor acting skills!”

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