We could spend weeks watching footage of bass ace Pino Palladino bringing his signature grooves to the various projects that have lined his legendary career. But, of course, we don't have that kind of time, so we decided to narrow the viewing session to a handful of our favorite Pino clips from over there years. Enjoy!
Here Pino shreds through "Who Did You Think I Was" with the John Mayer Trio at the Crossroads Festival of 2011:
Here Pino brings his signature style to the music of Nine Inch Nails on "Sanctified":
Here Pino kills it with legendary rockers The Who on their classic song "My Generation":
Look, we're going to be frank, this is one of the best things we've seen in a long time. Pino Palladino and Meshell Ndegeocello join Gretchen Parlato for this live performance of "Butterfly." Pino holds down an insane groove as always and Ndegeocello rocks a shaker until she jumps in on bass at 2:45. Prepare to set your groove meters to stun.
Get ready for a clinic on groove as Pino Palladino performs "Really Love" on SNL with D'Angelo and The Vanguard.
Just try not to get lost in Pino's groove from "Vultures" with the John Mayer Trio:
In 1983 Paul Young decided to record his version of the Marvin Gaye song "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" for his album No Parlez. Producer Laurie Latham knew that the track needed something special to lead it in, so he brought in a young and talented bass player by the name of Pino Palladino. Equipped with a fretless Music Man StringRay bass, Palladino laid down a beautifully melodic intro and equally impressive lines in the rest of the song. This sole track went on to catch the attention of many of the biggest acts in the music world, which then led to Palladino landing some career-defining gigs. In this footage Palladino recalls how he went about writing the bass parts for the song and expresses his nervousness in thinking that he had overplayed in it: