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

Clear your schedule, because it is time for our monthly roundup of the best bass videos.

Here are the No Treble reader favorite videos from December 2017.

Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing!

Phil X & The Drills: Superstition

1. Phil X & The Drills: Superstition

I stumbled upon this excellent video of Phil X & The Drills recently, and I was an instant fan. Anchored by bassist Daniel Spree – who offers up some monster tone – here’s the band performing “Superstition”…

A. R. Rahman with Mohini Dey: Thee Thee & Malargale

2. A. R. Rahman with Mohini Dey: Thee Thee & Malargale

Back in October, Berklee put on a concert with (and in tribute to) A. R. Rahman. Here’s a clip from that concert of the tune “Thee Thee & Malargale,” featuring members of The Berklee Indian Ensemble. The best part for us: the tune is a showcase for bassist Mohini Dey…

Oz Noy, Will Lee, and Stefano Volpe: Wisps

3. Oz Noy, Will Lee, and Stefano Volpe: Wisps

Will Lee is rounding out 2017 with a funky little video for the song “Wisps”. Written by drummer Stefano Volpe, it also features Lee’s jamming buddy Oz Noy on guitar. The bassist kicks off the video with his signature brand of humor before laying down a nicely syncopated groove…

Tedeschi Trucks Band: The Letter

4. Tedeschi Trucks Band: The Letter

Tedeschi Trucks Band shared this excellent video from their performance at Gathering of the Vibes on July 31, 2015. The band perform’s Joe Cocker’s version of “The Letter,” with some typically wonderful bass lines by Tim Lefebvre…

Oscar Peterson Trio: Bag’s Groove

5. Oscar Peterson Trio: Bag’s Groove

After people find out I’m a bass player, they always ask who my favorite bassist is and the answer is always the same: Ray Brown. The jazz bassist’s sense of melody and harmony always blow me away, but it’s the time and groove that keep me coming back. Here’s a fantastic take on “Bag’s Groove”…

Marcus Miller Band: Frankenstein (Live)

6. Marcus Miller Band: Frankenstein (Live)

Here’s a clip from a 2005 performance by Marcus Miller and his band performing Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein.” Marcus (as always) lays down one solid groove, and there are just a ton of burning solos throughout…

Roger Brown & The Nyumba Yetu Band: The Beautiful Ones

7. Roger Brown & The Nyumba Yetu Band: The Beautiful Ones

I discovered Roger Brown and the Nyumba Yetu Band thanks to Berklee’s Youtube channel, and I was glad I did. Anchored by bassist Lucy Clifford, here’s the band performing their composition, “The Beautiful Ones”…

Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Sophisticated Lady

8. Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Sophisticated Lady

On December 1st, 1951, Jaco Pastorius was born. We celebrated with this clip from his big band performance in Tokyo on September 1, 1982, which features Jaco and Toots Thielemans on Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady”…

Cheikh Ndoye, Featuring Woz Kaly: Jolie

9. Cheikh Ndoye, Featuring Woz Kaly: Jolie

Cheikh Ndoye is back with another incredible performance on the bass ngoni, a traditional West African instrument that has similarities to a three-string fretless bass. This time he plays through the song “Jolie” from his recent album, Sons of Africa

Chick Corea & The Vigil: Galaxy 32 Star 4

10. Chick Corea & The Vigil: Galaxy 32 Star 4

Christian McBride may be best known for his killer upright playing, but as we’ve shown before, he can also tear it up on electric. Here’s a fine piece of evidence with a live video of the bassist laying the foundation on fretless for the song “Galaxy 32 Star 4” with Chick Corea & The Vigil…