Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2023)
February might be the shortest month, but that didn’t stop us from packing in some incredible videos featuring talented people from the low end.
Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the month.
1. Remco Hendrix: Fretless Harmonic Slide Funk Rock Bass Groove
Remco Hendrix is back with another fantastic video. He puts his fretless Cortex bass to work on this cool harmonic slide funk groove, using sliding harmonics, double stops, heavy fingerstyle, palm muting, and more.
2. Cory Wong Featuring Victor Wooten: Live At The Fillmore Philadelphia
Cory Wong is on tour with Victor Wooten right now, and last night, they live-streamed their concert at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. The concert also includes Sonny T on bass. Here’s the entire performance.
3. Suzanne Vega with Mike Visceglia: “Left of Center” Live in Montreaux
Sometimes a good bass line is all you need. Singer/songwriter extraordinaire Suzanne Vega knows that. Here’s an amazing clip of her performing “Left of Center” with longtime bassist Mike Visceglia, who delivers a masterclass in accompaniment.
4. Frowin Ickler: People Get Ready
Frowin Ickler sent us his latest video, where he pays tribute to Jeff Beck and Curtis Mayfield with a solo bass arrangement of “People Get Ready.”
5. Beck (with Pino Palladino): Thinking About You
Beck was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 16th. He was joined by Blake Mills and Pino Palladino in this performance of Beck’s new song, “Thinking About You.”
6. Judith Owen, Leland Sklar, and Pedro Segundo: September
Leland Sklar shared this video on Facebook recently, and I was glad he did. Filmed during the “Jude’s House” sessions in 2020, here’s Judith Owen, Sklar, and Pedro Segundo performing a super chill version of “September.”
7. YYNOT with Jason Bittner: Natural Science
YYNOT’s Bubba Bash 2023 was a huge success, and the band continues to drop videos from the show. In this one, Tim Starace and the group is joined by drummer Jason Bittner to perform Rush’s “Natural Science.”
8. Snarky Puppy: Cliroy
I’ve been wearing out Snarky Puppy’s “Empire Central,” which is often on the turntable. The band just dropped another video from the session, with the laid back tune, “Cliroy,” which was written by trumpeter Jay Jennings.
9. REO Brothers: Bohemian Rhapsody
Leave it to the REO Brothers to take on any challenge, and this one might be their biggest one yet. In this video, the band of brothers takes on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
10. John Ferrara: Fragments of Silence
John Ferrara’s solo playing has always blown me away. Here’s a new video of his epic eight-minute composition that explores classical, grunge, and jazz with just a bass and Ferrara’s two hands.