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.
Perhaps the busiest man on the bass scene, Pino Palladino was featured on several new albums this year, including recordings with The Who, Jason Scheff, Robbie Robertson, and Emeli Sandé. He also hit the road once again with John Mayer.
And as is the case with Pino, readers responded with a lot of clicks, landing him at the #5 slot on this year’s “Reader Favorite Bassists” list.
The Who may have started their recording career 55 years ago, but Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are still going. Their latest album, “Who,” marks their 12th studio album, and features Pino Palladino and Gus Seyffert.
Former Chicago bassist and vocalist Jason Scheff has released “Here I Am,” which marks his second solo album. Scheff shares bass duties with DeMarcus as well as session ace Pino Palladino, who is on two tracks.
Robbie Robertson has returned with a new solo album entitled “Sinematic” that is a darker, more intimate look at the famed guitarist from The Band. The majority of the tracks feature Pino Palladino, while two include Reggie Hamilton.
British singer Emeli Sandé has returned with her third studio album, entitled “Real Life.” If you get really into those grooves, it may be thanks in part to session ace Pino Palladino laying down the bass lines.
Can you ever get enough Pino Palladino? My vote is no. Case in point: check the bass master in concert with D’Angelo from the 2015 North Sea Jazz Festival.
John Mayer has announced a healthy round of North American tour dates to follow his spring outing in Australia and Asia. Pino Palladino will once again join Mayer on the tour.