Favorite jazz bass albums
What albums do you love the bass time and tone on? Which albums have the best bass sounds?
Some of my favorite:
Out to Lunch - Eric Dolphy (Richard Davis)
Miles Smiles - Miles Davis (Ron Carter)
Idle Moments - Grant Green (Bob Cranshaw)
Bitches Brew - Miles Davis (Dave Holland)
Ballads - John Coltrane (Jimmy Garrison)
Great thread - I've been looking for some new selections. Here are some from my collection that I keep coming back to:
Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans (Scott Lafaro)
Somethin' Else - Cannonball Adderley (Sam Jones)
Motion - Lee Konitz (Sonny Dallas)
Sphere - Sphere (Buster Williams)
Oracle - Ralph Towner & Gary Peacock
Night and the City - Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron
The ones that really do it for me lately are:
Live At the Village Vanguard - Sonny Rollins (Wilbur B. Ware)
Soul Station - Hank Mobley (Paul Chambers)
Another One - Oscar Pettiford
The duet of Stardust is the holy grail of bass sound to me.
There are more, but I must go eat pie.
Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus. One of the most ingenious men to ever pick up a bass.
-"We Get Requests" Oscar Peterson
-"The Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe" from the album "25" Harry Connick Jr.
-"Something For You" Eliane Elias
-"Standard Time Vol.3: Resolution of a Romance" Wynton Marsalis
Check the track "Big Butter and Eggman".
My favorite contemporary DB player is Hein Van de Geyn, who played with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Check out his work with his own band Baseline and a recent live recording with Toots Thielemans. He does wonders on the DB!
"Deja Vu - Baseline"
"The Guitar Album - Baseline"
"European Quartet Live - Toots Thielemans"
All recordings I listen to because of the wonderful bass playing: tone and expression.
Hard to say. In terms of recent listening - Charlie Haden on Pee Wee Russell and Red Allen's 'College Concert' on Impulse!
Oscar Peterson's "Nigerian Marketplace" with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. It doesn't sound as good as some of Peterson's other records but Oscar and NHØP are just on fire.
Anything Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Money Jungle (Charles Mingus)
Scofield's Grace Under Pressure (Charlie Haden)
Kind of Brown (Christian Mcbride)
Sonny, Please (Bob Cranshaw)
Alone Together (Jim Hall/Ron Carter)
Oscar Peterson, the sound of the trio (The Relentless Ray Brown)
This is Me- Dwayne "Smitty" Smith
Just starting to listen to jazz bassists & his was the first I purchased.
Apart from those already mentioned :
Keith Jarrett - My Song - Palle Danielsson
Mingus on "Haitian Fight Song"
A Love Supreme - Coltrane - Jimmy Garrison.
Everybody did great ones... I also like Mirslauv (sp?) Vitious on Now he Sings, now he sobs a lot
I am a huge fan of guitar DB duets.
Stereo Joe mentioned Oracle - Ralph Towner & Gary Peacock. It's one of my favorites also.
I'd have to recommend the amazing Paul Warburton and Dale Bruning "Our Delight"
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