Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2018)
No Treble saw a huge uptick in visitors in December, thanks in part to some killer bass videos. Here are your top 10 favorites of the month.
Vulfpeck was a guest on Chris Thile’s live radio variety show “Live from Here” recently. Among the tunes they played was “Dean Town,” which is one of our favorite showcases of the great Joe Dart. (There was also a lot of head bobbing.)
My good friend Steve Lawson shared a video I hadn’t seen before. “More Billy Sheehan amazingness,” Steve shared. “His phrasing on the solo here is extraordinary…” In this clip, Guthrie Govan, Sheehan, and Pete Riley perform Jeff Beck’s “Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers.”
Mohini Dey treated the audience to a live solo at the Lugano Jazz Festival back in July. The bassist was there performing with Ekalavya. Thankfully, cameras were rolling.
I’ve been watching everything I can by The Main Squeeze lately, and this one knocked me out. Check out the band performing “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” with Jeremiah Hunt doing some serious work on bass while also adding background vocals. This band is flat out amazing!
TSF Jazz shared this cool improvised session by Marcus Miller as part of their “Live at Deli Express” series.
Vulfpeck has released another song from their upcoming album, Hill Climber, and it is super chill. “Love is a Beautiful Thing” was written by guitarist/vocalist Theo Katzman, who is joined by guest vocalist Monica Martin on the track. As always, Joe Dart lays down the low end behind the band.
Billy Sheehan recently shared a video he did (and the story behind it) with Amazing Journey, an all-star tribute to The Who. The band included Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, Paul Gilbert, and Gary Cherone. Here’s a clip of them performing “Young Man Blues”
Geddy Lee is making good use of his time post-Rush. The bassist released his Big Beautiful Book Of Bass recently and sat down with Tom Power’s “q” show on CBC to talk about the book and the instrument.
Whenever a Berklee Indian Ensemble video shows up, I watch it immediately. In this clip, the ensemble is joined by Indian Ocean, dubbed the “pioneers of the Indian rock fusion scene.” The combined group performs a new arrangement Indian Ocean’s popular song “Jhini,” with Sharon Renold on bass.
When Kevin wrote that Dream Theater had announced a new album back in November, it generated a lot of buzz. That story came with a teaser clip. Now the band – with John Myung on bass – has shared the official video for “Untethered Angel”