Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (July 2023)
Here’s a great playlist for today: the monthly roundup of the top 10 bass videos on No Treble.
These were the reader favorites for July 2023.
Most (if not all) of us have watched Jaco Pastorius’s “Modern Electric Bass” video with Jerry Jemmott. The riff Jaco plays in the opening credits is incredible. Scott Devine breaks it down in this video.
Charles Berthoud once again broke out the fretless, and then he played Polyphia’s “Playing God” on it.
The folks at the Jaco Pastorius Archive sent us this digitally remastered clip of Jaco Pastorius and his Word of Mouth Big Band performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival on July 10, 1983. It sounds incredible.
Evan Marien shared a video focusing on the excellent work of Jimmy Johnson, and in particular, a great fill he played during a live performance of “You’ve Got A Friend” with James Taylor.
Crank Caviar has been dropping some fire content lately, including this new twist on a Phil Collins classic, “In the Air Tonight.” This cover features Antone “Chooky” Caldwell on 6-string bass bringing the heat! It’s locked in the pocket, for sure.
Rick Suchow is such a good dude. For years, he’s shared some fantastic videos we otherwise might never have seen. He just dropped another unreleased clip from Weather Report’s 1978 Astor Theater performance, with the band playing “Black Market.”
I’ve been revisiting Mahavishnu Orchestra’s music lately, which got me digging. Here’s a great clip of their stellar lineup performing “You Know, You Know” in 1972. Still unbelievably great!
Scary Goldings dropped a new live video of them a couple of days ago, and that’s always an exciting thing for us. Check out John Scofield, MonoNeon, Lemar Carter, Larry Goldings, Jack Conte, and Ryan Lerman performing “Disco Pills.”
Martin Miller and his studio band put together an epic medley of music from the 70s, covering KISS, The Bee Gees, Toto, Pink Floyd, Earth Wind & Fire, and more.
Scary Pockets just dropped another smooth funk cover, and this is one of my favorites by the band. Joined by guest vocalist Moira Mack and bassist Travis Carlton, here’s their take on the Etta James hit, “At Last.”