Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (July 2019)
Time to celebrate some great bass playing, thanks to our monthly roundup of the top 10 videos.
Here are the 10 reader favorite videos we shared on No Treble in the month of July.
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Tal Wilkenfeld recently made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in support of her latest album, “Love Remains.” Here’s her performance of “Killing Me” from the show.
David Pastorius is currently touring with Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, filling in for Simon Fitzpatrick. This fan-shot clip by Larry Rulz III was great to see. Here’s the band performing “Hoedown.” David rips it up during his solo!
During the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival, Tower of Power took the stage and brought the funk (and were joined by Carlos Santana and Chester Thompson). Here’s a clip of the band performing “Squib Cakes.” Rocco Prestia killed it!
WATCH: Toto’s “Africa” made a huge resurgence in the past year, but none of the new versions are quite the same without Mike Porcaro. Check out this live version of the song that features the bassist’s signature playing as well as a groove-oriented solo.
I recently got turned onto the music of Daniel Caesar. This live version of “Get You” from the BBC features an addictive bass line by Saya Gray, who also has a monstrous tone. If you’re into slick R&B bass lines, you’re going to love this.
Back in 2016, Lake Street Dive visited NPR to record a Tiny Desk Concert, in support of their album, “Side Pony.” I love the different feel of the music in this setting!
I took a trip down memory lane this morning by watching clips from James Taylor’s career. Here is one of my favorites, from a 1979 concert. Leland Sklar performs his wizardry on this version of “How Sweet It Is.”
Guitarist Chandresh Kudwa’s “Free Spirit” is a pretty amazing instrumental rock record, which features bassist Mohini Dey and drummer Gino Banks. “Disco Chicken”, the album’s second track, is a fun ride.
In 2018, Sting and Shaggy teamed up in an unlikely pairing to release “44/876.” Last week, the duo visited NPR Music for a Tiny Desk Concert. It is cool to hear Sting’s trusty ’57 Fender Precision in this setting.
Our friend Dwane Woodard shared something on our Facebook Group earlier today, and it was something I completely missed – apparently for the last 10 years or so. Check out Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo playing upright bass with Nickel Creek.