Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2020)
The new year kicked off well, thanks to some incredible bass videos on No Treble. Once again, the diversity is so cool to see.
Here are your top 10 favorite videos for the month of January.
The last time we featured a video with Juna Serita, we were all knocked out her cover of Tower of Power’s “What Is Hip?” Now our friends at BassTheWorld have shared a groovy video by Juna Serita and her band performing “The Princess of Funk.”
Reverb shared this cool video of Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League demoing some of his favorite pedal tricks, sharing stories of his favorite bassists, and his philosophy on using pedals, including “Is this the most musically appropriate thing?”
The NAMM Show kicked off the right way with Marcus Miller’s “Bass to Bass Marcus” event last night. Here’s a clip of Marcus, Jason Leopold, and Federico Malaman on an all-bass version of “What’s Going On.”
Bobby Vega didn’t make this year’s NAMM Show (and we missed him big time). Thankfully, Scott’s Bass Lessons shared this clip recently of Bobby and Scott Devine discussing all things slap bass – and showing us the way.
“All Blues” is one of the most played jazz standards in the book, but you’ve probably never heard it like this. Linda May Han Oh joined Ben Wendel for his “Standards with Friends” series to reimagine the song’s groove.
Black Pumas won the “Best New Band” award at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, and this video should demonstrate why. The band recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing their song “Colors.”
Theo Katzman has just released another video in advance of his new album, “Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe.” Once again, Joe Dart joins Theo to lay down the funky low end (recording with his signature bass).
Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner recently announced a new album, which sent me into a spiral of watching his YouTube videos. Here’s a clip from five years ago when he visited KCRW with his trio to perform “Heartbreaks + Setbacks.”
Guitarist Matteo Mancuso has a new project with bassist Stefano India and drummer Giuseppe Bruno, and if this video is any indication, it is a killer line up. In this clip, the trio takes on Jaco Pastorius’s tune, “Havona.”
Marleaux is celebrating 30 years in business this year. So Lisa Wulff, Lisa Köberlein, Nicole Badila, Joanna Dudkowska, and Ariane Cap got together to put together a special video to mark the event. “Best Friends” is an epic bass tune, written by Wulff.