Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (February 2011)
This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from February, 2011, based on the number of views by No Treble readers.
A bassist who goes by the screen name BassGirl5809 started playing bass after hearing Tal Wilkenfeld. The 13 year old bassist has only played bass for about a year, and is already tackling some tough transcriptions. For this video, BassGirl5809 shares, “I transcribed Tal Wilkenfeld’s entire bass part on Jeff Beck’s ‘Cause We’ve Ended As…
Here’s a great fan shot video of Tal Wilkenfeld taking a solo during a Jeff Beck concert. Eventually, Beck joins in to help out with the low end… on the same bass. Pretty cool.
Mina Burnside is a 14 year old bassist from Nashville who began playing three and a half years ago. In this clip, she takes on a monster of a bass tune: Jaco Pastorius’ “Portrait of Tracy”. We love seeing (and sharing!) the many young players who demonstrate their dedication and willingness to tackle some tough…
Here’s bassist Nathan Navarro showing some impressive skills while performing one of his own original funk compositions.
Get ready for 5-plus minutes of John Entwistle greatness.
Derek Frank leads off his bass-only intro for “Billie Jean” in this live performance of the bassist’s arrangement of the Michael Jackson tune. Recorded live in Studio City, CA in September, 2010.
Here’s a fun blues jam from Guitar Wars featuring John Paul Jones on bass. The band also includes Paul Gilbert, Steve Hackett and Nuno Bettencourt.
MeShell Ndegeocello lays down a nice groove in this live performance of “Satisfy” in 2000. Ndegeocello starts off with her Warwick, offering a nice tone for the tune, before switching to her Fender Jazz and really getting down. She even quotes Hendrix’s “Power of Soul” near the end.
Hadrien Feraud has a knack for producing some jaw dropping bass lines and live performances, and this one is no exception. Performing “Rumeurs” from his self-titled album, Hadrien Feraud, Feraud leads his band featuring Eric Moore on drums, Michael Lecoq on keyboards and Renaud Gensane on trumpet. Thanks to our Facebook friend Charles Robitaille for…
Les Claypool rocks the bass banjo on this live performance of “Iowan Gal”, a tune written for his “wonderous, lovely wife”, Chaney Claypool. “Iowan Gal” is from Claypool’s Of Whales and Woe album.