Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.
Leland Sklar is no stranger to the annual “Reader Favorite Bassists,” and he makes it once again for 2019. One of the most sought-after bassists on the scene, Leland was busy yet again with some exciting news on The Immediate Family and a tour with Phil Collins. Add to that some incredible videos from over his career, which landed Leland at #10 on this year’s list.
The Immediate Family is a band made up of L.A.’s most sought after session players, including Leland Sklar. The band has announced they’re going into the studio for the own album, and have some tour dates set as well.
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.”
Phil Collins has extended his “Not Dead Yet” tour with a new 15-day U.S. run in the fall. The “Still Not Dead Yet, Live!” trek will kick off September 23rd. Collins will be joined by the same backing band as last year, including bassist Leland Sklar.
In July 1990, Phil Collins recorded a live performance in Berlin during the “The Serious Hits… Live!” tour. Here’s a special camera angle from the show on the tune “Inside Out,” which focuses on drummer Chester Thompson and bassist Leland Sklar.