80's old school - Wayne Braithwaite
Anybody remember Wayne Braithwaite, the great bassist who worked most notably with Billy Ocean, Kenny G, and IIRC Melba Moore? He had a sound very similar to Marcus Miller's but managed to remain his own man musically.
I recall that he passed away a few years ago and faintly remember that he may have been based in NYC. Truly an underrated and largely forgotten player.
"I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know" - James Brown