Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2019)
January was a big month for bass videos – especially the one that ranked #1 on this list. Here are your top 10 favorite bass videos for the month.
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We caught 8-year-old bass prodigy Áron Hodek at the NAMM show this year and we were blown away. During a performance at the Markbass booth, Richard Bona invited Áron on stage for a jam.
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume knew that you can never have too much bass, which is precisely why he created the octobass. Jonathan Camps and Nicola Moneta perform a beautiful version of “Amazing Grace” with the instrument. Boost your subs for this one.
Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students paid tribute to Frank Zappa recently by performing a medley of “Waka/Jawaka,” “Inca Roads,” “Peaches en Regalia,” and “Zomby Woof.” What a great tribute and arrangement!
Double bassist Lauren Pierce reached out to us (thanks to our good friend Jason Heath) to share this video with us. Check out this stunning performance of Zigeunerweisen for Double Bass Solo and String Orchestra.
When I was at the Marleaux booth at the NAMM Show yesterday, Ariane Cap told me about a cool video Marleaux artists put together. Each musician got a drum track and was asked to play 8 bars each. The result is pretty incredible.
Tal Wilkenfeld is gearing up to release her new album this spring. Yesterday, she shared a live video performance of “Under The Sun,” which is one of the tracks on the upcoming record. This was filmed during The Who’s “The Who Hits 50!” tour in 2016.
2018 marked the 30th anniversary of Edie Brickell and New Bohemians’ Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. I remember hearing all the buzz about the band around Dallas when I was studying at nearby North Texas State in the ’80s. Of course, Brad Houser’s bass lines always caught my attention. So, apparently, I’ve been working too hard and missed that the...
“Seek and Destroy” is one of my favorite Metallica songs, so it’s nice to see they’ve kept it in rotation. This clip from Dreamfest is exceptional. Not only does the whole band kill it, Robert Trujillo does one of the craziest stage moves I’ve ever seen.
Back in 1987, I bought John Scofield’s “Blue Matter” and listened to it nonstop. The combo of Gary Grainger and Dennis Chambers just knocked me out. So it was cool to see this clip of “So You Say” from Chambers’ “In The Pocket” video.
In this clip, bassist Nicholas Johnson and guitarist Jabari Johnson start “the year off on the rooftop of The Potter’s House.” Nicholas’ playing is just flat out sick, with a big, fat tone.