Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (March 2019)

Time for our monthly celebration of some excellent bass. Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass videos from the month of March 2019.

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Yes: Long Distance Runaround / The Fish (Live, 2004)

1. Yes: Long Distance Runaround / The Fish (Live, 2004)

On this day in 1948, the great Chris Squire was born. We’re celebrating his birthday today with this live performance by Yes in 2004 at the Lugano music festival. The band performs “Long Distance Runaround” before the spotlight goes to Chris on “The Fish.”
Oz Noy: Chocolate Souffle

2. Oz Noy: Chocolate Souffle

Oz Noy has a new album coming out called “Booga Looga Loo” on March 15th. Check out this clip of “Chocolate Souffle” with John Patitucci holding down a solid shuffle with drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Patitucci also throws down on an epic solo at the 3:48 mark.
Fanny: Ain’t That Peculiar (Live)

3. Fanny: Ain’t That Peculiar (Live)

I’m not sure how this band never hit my radar, but thanks to the mighty Youtube, it was a “better-late-than-never” moment. In this video, the band Fanny – featuring Jean Millington on bass, along with her sister June on guitar – perform “Ain’t That Peculiar.”
Tal Wilkenfeld: Paste Studio Live Session

4. Tal Wilkenfeld: Paste Studio Live Session

Tal Wilkenfeld visited the Paste Studio NYC studio this week for a live set in support of her upcoming album, “Love Remains,” which drops on March 15th. The group performed three tunes during the session.
Alex Giallombardo with Mohini Dey: Squared Marbles

5. Alex Giallombardo with Mohini Dey: Squared Marbles

Mohini Dey shared this video recently, and once again, we’re blown away. Check out Mohini and the band tear it up on Alex Giallombardo’s "Squared Marbles."
Mac Miller with Thundercat: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

6. Mac Miller with Thundercat: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Last August, Mac Miller visited NPR’s Tiny Desk set, one month before his passing. The three-song set featured one of Mac’s frequent collaborators, Thundercat, on bass. Bassist Joe Cleveland also played on the set.
Melissa Petitto, Shaun Martin, and Flaviano Pennisi: Higher Ground

7. Melissa Petitto, Shaun Martin, and Flaviano Pennisi: Higher Ground

Earlier this month we featured Melissa Petitto in our Reader Spotlight. A few days ago, Melissa reached out to us to share her new video, which includes Snarky Puppy keyboardist Shaun Martin, drummer Flaviano Pennisi, and Melissa on vocals and bass. The trio performs Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”
Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Jaco Pastorius

8. Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Jaco Pastorius

I’m always impressed with Stuart Clayton’s “Giants of Bass” video series. The companion to his books by the same name, Stuart breaks down the styles of various bassists with an original piece. Check out his piece, “A Portrait of Jaco”
John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Four in One

9. John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Four in One

Here’s a fantastic clip of John Patitucci and his Electric Guitar Quartet (featuring Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas on guitars, and Nate Smith on drums.) The quartet performs “Four in One” live.
Video Premiere: Deep Energy Orchestra’s “Resolve / Improv / Caravan”

10. Video Premiere: Deep Energy Orchestra’s “Resolve / Improv / Caravan”

We’re proud to present a video premiere from the Indian fusion band Deep Energy Orchestra, which features Trey Gunn on Chapman Stick, Selvaganesh on percussion, and Jason Everett (aka Mister E) on bass.

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  1. James

    I like to read some of the bass articles because I enjoy playing a variety of instruments. There are stories that share music theory ideas, and those ones are kind of like mind candy. Thanks for the coverage, and have a great day