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post #1 of 18
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As ex-bassist I really keep my ears wide open every time I listen this loved instrument.

It's basically impossible to say who is the best one, every single genre has their masters and there are so many styles and techniques, different instruments and especially different approach to the music.

 

If you allow me I would start a dedicated thread, add new songs if you can, just write name/genre/bass or style

 

Ps. sorry for my english

post #2 of 18
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Jeff Berlin

 

 

Genre: jazz rock/fusion

 

 

Bass. four strings


Song: Water On The Brain 
Album: Road Games (Allan Holdsworth)

I love this man and this is one of my favorite solo, a very clean touch (you can't miss a single note), great taste, speed + technic (very difficoult to play such improvvisation over that base).

 

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Lars K. Norberg

 

Genre: prog metal (?)

 

Bass: four strings

 

This semi-unknowed bassist play in the wrong band, I can hear he's a big fan of Pastorius (a lot of dead notes, harmonics). The band play metal and he's alone.. playing jazz rock, sound great!

 

Song: Spinning

Album: Spiral Architect

Artist: Spiral Architect

 

 


Edited by Oneiric Moor - 4/25/14 at 3:02am
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Pino Palladino

 

Genre: pop/rock

 

Bass: four strings fretless (Music Man Stingray) + octave pedal  

 

 

Pino during the 80's interpreted a very different way to the fretless bass (from Jaco), this sound is simply amazing, especially when add the octave effect to higher notes.

 

 

Song:The Shouting Stage

Album:The Shouting Stage

Artist: Joan Armatrading

 

 

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Jaco Pastorius

 

Genre: jazz

 

Bass: four strings fretless (real extension of his body)

 

Song: God must be a boogie man
Album: Shadows and lights (double live - all star band)
Artist: Joni Mitchell


A duet with two beautiful voices, Joni and the Fender Jazz (excellent recording)

 

post #6 of 18

Scott Ambush.  One of my favorites.  Total Monster.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckWuUojzoig

post #7 of 18

...and then there's Tom Kennedy.  Good Lord!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjQ4YCJhZ5M

post #8 of 18
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Thanks for sharing! They are both great but Tom Kennedy.. ouch, I never heard him before.. awesome.

post #9 of 18
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Geddy Lee

 

 

Genre: Rock

 

 

Bass: four strings 

 

 

Imho the most important bass player in rock. The main task of the bass is to support drums in a solid rhythm section and fill the low frequencies. Every good bassist can claim a famous bassline, at least once in the life. From three decades Geddy write excellent riffs in every single album of Rush, a record man.

 

Just a mix :)

 

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Oneiric Moor View Post
 

Thanks for sharing! They are both great but Tom Kennedy.. ouch, I never heard him before.. awesome.

How about Marcus Miller.  Got any of his stuff?  THE master of jazz bass funk!  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWcEyFZW78


Edited by Spyro - 5/2/14 at 6:48pm
post #11 of 18

Here is another one from Marcus.  A bit longer...but a mesmerizing CLINIC on electric jazz bass.  No one can slap like this Cat.  Mind blowing.....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Q8Ual3coM


Edited by Spyro - 5/2/14 at 6:48pm
post #12 of 18
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Yeah a truly master! And one of the most impressive things that I ever seen..  Teen Town slap version, damn good!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qji84EgLEio

 

 

Do you know Alain Caron?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4vrMZ0k-0E

post #13 of 18

Don't know him but luv it!  Thanks for that.  Just shows how may great players are out there.

post #14 of 18

Certainly you know about Vic Wooten?  Some think perhaps the best on earth..... from Bela Fleck's band.  Here's a great solo.....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt0C9DZT0qo

post #15 of 18

Sit back and you must watch all 8 minutes of this.  Scott Ambush (from Spyro Gyra) is my favorite bass player on the planet (Tom Kennedy right there next to him).

 

He's unreal!...He does it all!  Scary good!   Watch this whole video.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h3Fqwy6MR8

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