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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2017)

Time to clear your calendar for the afternoon, because it is time to celebrate the top 10 most watched videos of the month.

Here are the No Treble reader favorites for the month of February, 2017.

Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D

1. Victor Wooten Trio: Funky D

Victor Wooten and his trio with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini warmed up for their recent Blue Note Club residency with another gig: the halftime show at a Knicks game. The three musicians performed the song “Funky D”, blowing away the enormous crowd in Madison Square Garde…

YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Official)

2. YYNOT: Kingdom Come (Official)

Last June, we featured the audio track for YYNOT’s original tune, “Kingdom Come.” Now the band has released their official video. The Rush-inspired virtual band did this video the way they’ve put together all their terrific covers: shot/recorded in multiple locations, including Southern California, Florida, and Nashville…

Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

3. Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

The world lost another music icon with the passing of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. His distinct voice and style were adored by many, and his dedication to his art inspired, even more, musicians. Bass legend Marcus Miller shared this video of Jarreau’s 1994 “Tenderness” live in the studio session on Facebook…

Steely Dan: Gaslighting Abbie

4. Steely Dan: Gaslighting Abbie

As a lifelong Steely Dan fan, I was so thrilled when Two Against Nature came out. That was in large part to the opening track, “Gaslighting Abbie.” Hard to believe that was 17 years ago. Here’s the band performing the track live, with Tom Barney laying it down…

Harvey Mason’s Chameleon, with Fred Washington Jr.: Actual Proof (Live)

5. Harvey Mason’s Chameleon, with Fred Washington Jr.: Actual Proof (Live)

Drummer Harvey Mason took his band Chameleon to the 2015 Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival. Here’s a clip of them performing Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof” The band features Fred Washington Jr. on bass, Kamasi Washington on sax, John Beasley on keyboards, and of course, Mason on drums…

The Bottom 40 Band: Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

6. The Bottom 40 Band: Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

The Bottom 40 Band describes themselves as a band that “reharmonizes and funkifies covers you’ve heard in a creative new way.” That’s an understatement. Here’s the group – with Adam Nitti on bass – doing their unique cover of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”…

Valeriy Stepanov, Jay Stave & Paul Kholodyanskiy: The Chicken

7. Valeriy Stepanov, Jay Stave & Paul Kholodyanskiy: The Chicken

Craig Harris sent us this video saying, “I know this comp gets overplay, but this is impressive and I think should be featured.” This has the be the highest energy version of “The Chicken” ever. Jay Stave is the bassist in this trio, with Valeriy Stepanov on keys and Paul Kholodyanskiy on drums…

The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

8. The Lemon Twigs: I Wanna Prove To You

We first featured The Lemon Twigs here in January. We’ve been checking out more of their music ever since. Here’s another clip from their KEXP studio appearance, with Megan Zeankowski on bass…

Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Ten Sepiroth” Bass Playthrough

9. Linus Klausenitzer: Obscura’s “Ten Sepiroth” Bass Playthrough

Monster bassist Linus Klausenitzer is back with another insane playthrough from Obscura’s recent album, Akroasis. This time he tackles “Ten Sepiroth” which balances between finger-busting riffs and awesome fretless fills. Luckily, the video focuses on his hands a lot to show his impressive technique…

The Funky Knuckles: New Birth

10. The Funky Knuckles: New Birth

The Funky Knuckles just dropped a new video, featuring the title track from their album, New Birth. Once again, bassist Wes Stephenson and the band blew us away…