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Five Bass Videos We’re Thankful for in 2016

It is a Thanksgiving tradition here to celebrate five bass videos we’re thankful for from our archives.

Here are the top five reader favorite videos from 2016.

Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy…

Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

1. 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…

Dirty Loops: Over the Horizon

2. 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…

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, where Jaco fielded questions from students…

James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988

4. James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988

I was going through my records this weekend and realized just how many of them feature the tasteful bass lines of Leland Sklar. Of course, that sent me into a Sklar phase on YouTube, which led me to this great version of James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face” from 1988…

Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

5. 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!”…

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