Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (May 2020)
Time to kick back and enjoy a day full of bass goodness. Here’s one way to kick that off: the top 10 reader favorite bass videos for the month of May.
Today is Leland Sklar's birthday, so we wanted to celebrate with one of his many recent videos. In this clip, Lee discusses the music he played with Jackson Browne, and the musicians he played with, including a play-along to “Doctor My Eyes.”
Session ace Guy Pratt kicked off a YouTube series last month called “Lockdown Licks” to reveal the secrets of songs he has recorded or has played. In this episode, he goes over two Pink Floyd classics he’s played with the band.
Artists from around the world celebrated International Jazz Day 2020 the only way we can right now, with individual broadcasts from their homes and studios. Marcus Miller participated with a song he’s been working on, entitled “Havana.”
Charles Berthoud asked musicians from around the world to send him recordings of them playing in E minor at 120 bpm. He received 300 videos, watched them all, then arranged them into this tune. He calls it “The Biggest EVER Quarantine Collab.”
Here’s another great virtual collaboration video to share. In this clip, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz, and Crobot vocalist Brandon Yeagley perform Rush’s “Red Barchetta.”
There are some pretty amazing videos being shared during this time of social distancing. Here’s one by The Band Geeks, who put together their “Quarantine Edition” cover of the Yes tune, “Roundabout.”
Last month, Offer Ram shared this stunning video of him performing a beautiful solo bass cover of Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song.” Such a chill tune, expertly arranged for bass.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a video from Alasdair McLachlan, but now he’s back with a killer slap arrangement of the classic Chaka Khan song “Ain’t Nobody.” Accompanied by drummer Chris Allan, the bassist handles the melody and bass line all at once.
Renaud Garcia-Fons recently shared this incredible video of a double bass/tabla duet he recorded with Prabhu Edouard. “This piece might not have seen the light of day in this form without this incredible and disastrous health crisis,” Renaud shared.
Vulfpeck is back with a new video, and once again, they got us moving. In this clip, Joe Dart and the band perform the instrumental, “Test Drive.” So good to see these guys again!