Re: Favorite Bass Players
Hey, great thread and my 2nd most favorite topic!
First, I shall bow & kneel to the Gods before I go any further.
Jaco Pastorius * Ron Carter * Charlie Haden * Stanley Clark.
That out of the way, there are some greats in no particular order:
James Jamerson ( The king of R&B..one of Jaco's inspirations )
Hadrien Feraud ( watch out for this kid, he's the Tony Williams of electric bass.. hear him with John MacLaughlin )
Victor Wooten ( we all know him )
Adam Nitti ( Killer 6 string virtuoso )
Gary Willis ( A pfatter groove isn't possible, hear him with Tribal tech.. watch his left leg as he plays..funny as heck )
Paul McCartney ( lost a lot of money to a one legged chick recently )
Jack Bruce ( an essential 1/3 of super group Cream.. he & Eric hated each other )
Oteil Oubridge ( Another 6 stringer redefining bass playing )
Gary Peacock ( The ultimate acoustic trio player. Helped DeJohnette sound as good as he did... a Zen master too )
Matt Garrison ( Another young monster with great genes.. hes the son of Coltrane's bass player Jimmy Garrison.. hear him with Scott Kinsey)
Last edited by aydee; 06-15-2008 at 11:17 AM.