Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (May 2024)

Here’s a great playlist for your day, AKA the monthly top 10 reader favorite bass videos list.

Jaco Pastorius: Portrait of Tracy/Solo (Live in Juan-les-Pins, 1976)

1. Jaco Pastorius: Portrait of Tracy/Solo (Live in Juan-les-Pins, 1976)

The Jaco Pastorius Archive keeps bringing some special gems, like this 1976 solo by Jaco, which includes “Portrait of Tracy,” "Chromatic Fantasy,” and more.
Charles Berthoud: Live Rock Bass Solo

2. Charles Berthoud: Live Rock Bass Solo

Charles Berthoud is going on tour with Bernth and Ola Englund. To give us a preview, he shared a live video he dubbed “Charles Berthoud STUNS Jazz Fans With ROCK Bass Solo.”
Robyn Adele Anderson: “Sunshine of Your Love” Latin Cover

3. Robyn Adele Anderson: “Sunshine of Your Love” Latin Cover

Robyn Adele Anderson records some unique covers, and this recent one is a Latin cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love.”
Felix Pastorius: Jazz Night at The Cave Live Performance

4. Felix Pastorius: Jazz Night at The Cave Live Performance

His last name is Pastorius, but he has definitely carved his own footprint. In today’s video, we have Felix Pastorius. This live performance at The Cave is reminiscent of that 70’s and 80’s fusion!
Kids Rock For Kids (with Ellen Alaverdyan): Hysteria

5. Kids Rock For Kids (with Ellen Alaverdyan): Hysteria

Kids Rock For Kids produced this video with 11-year-old Ellen Alaverdyan, 13-year-old vocalist Vinya Chhabra, 14-year-old drummer Yoyoka Soma, 9-year-old guitarist Bay Melnick Virgolino, 14-year old guitarist/vocalist Charlotte Milstein, and 16-year-old vocalist Ella Milstein rocking out on Muse’s “Hysteria.”
Remco Hendriks and Jack Irons: Heavy Fretless Rock Bass

6. Remco Hendriks and Jack Irons: Heavy Fretless Rock Bass

Remco Hendriks got together with Red Hot Chili Peppers founding drummer Jack Irons for this epic jam. He calls it "Heavy Fretless Rock Bass."
Leland Sklar: James Taylor’s “Mexico” Play Along

7. Leland Sklar: James Taylor’s “Mexico” Play Along

Leland Sklar’s YouTube channel has so much incredible content. Last week, he posted this video, sharing some personal stories and then playing along to James Taylor’s “Mexico.”
Jermaine Morgan: Find the Key of a Song (Faster)

8. Jermaine Morgan: Find the Key of a Song (Faster)

If you are a bass player who struggles with finding the key or hearing the right keys of the song, this video by Jermaine Morgan is for you. Here are a few tips on how he’s developed his ear.
Zander Zon and Charles Berthoud: Insane Bass Battle

9. Zander Zon and Charles Berthoud: Insane Bass Battle

Zander Zon posted another “Bass Battle” video with Charles Berthoud, and this is a short, but wild ride. The video includes a “tapping round,” a “fingerstyle round,” and a “pick round.”
Bakithi Kumalo’s Graceland Experience: You Can Call Me Al

10. Bakithi Kumalo’s Graceland Experience: You Can Call Me Al

Today is our good friend Bakithi Kumalo’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with one of his all-time great bass lines. Here’s a live clip of “You Can Call Me Al.”

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