Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2021)
December was another monster month for bass videos and viewership. Of the 31 we shared over the month, here are the top 10 reader favorites.
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We love Charles Berthoud. And we love how he’s been responding to the typical comments people pushing the boundaries often get. Here’s his response to the age-old “you have too many strings on your bass” one. I’m convinced there’s nothing he can’t do.
Seventy years ago today, Jaco Pastorius was born. And today, thanks to Rick Suchow, we have something special to check out: A live recording of “Three Views Of A Secret”, featuring Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, and others.
Julia Hofer’s “Top 5 Bass Lines” videos are always a big hit around here. She’s just published a new one, focusing on the music of ABBA and the bass lines of Rutger Gunnarsson and Mike Watson.
A couple of days ago, Victor Wooten shared this video on Facebook saying, “This was a fun jam with the great Paul Peterson.” This is an impressive, completely improvised jam with some great commentary from Vic.
Vulfpeck dropped this video last week, from their 2018 Red Rocks concert. Joe Dart and the band groove hard on “Tesla”, with Louis Cole.
John Patitucci has always been one of my favorites. The stuff he does on 6 string bass is just incredible! Here he is performing two of my favorite tunes from his debut album.
“River” is one of Joni Mitchell’s most-covered songs and a popular one around the holidays. No Treble reader Franziska Plückhan sent us this video of her beautiful bass and vocals version of the tune.
Gheorghe Postoronca sent me his newest video, and this one has a fitting name. Here’s Gheorghe performing his original solo bass tune, “The Wizard”.
I’m loving the videos MarloweDK is dropping. Here’s another one of him and Rumors Corner in a live performance. In this one, they lay down a funky cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”.
We love sharing videos of impressive young bassists who are giving it their all. Hira Manga includes 10-year-old David William on bass, 13-year-old Tessa on vocals, and their father on guitar. Here they are performing “Come On, Come Over”.