1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

favorite bassist solo album

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dirtymungoo, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. dirtymungoo

    dirtymungoo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    title says it all what are your favorite solo albums?
  2. A.K.

    A.K.

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chris Squire, "Fish Out of Water"

    Any of Geezer Butler's records with his band (seriously, this stuff is damn good)
  3. 4001

    4001

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Likes Received:
    1
    +1 to Fish out of Water

    Jaco Pastorius debut

    Gary Willis "No Sweat" and "Bent"
  4. BooHead

    BooHead

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Victor Wooten - "A Show Of Hands"
    Les Claypool - "Of Whales And Woe" and "Purple Onion"
    Billy Sheehan - "Holy Cow"
  5. dirtymungoo

    dirtymungoo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0

    +1 on all
  6. Blake Bass

    Blake Bass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really like Geddy Lee's solo album...but I can't remember the name of it at this time.
  7. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    John Entwistle's "Left For Live"

    X8
  8. dirtymungoo

    dirtymungoo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    one of my favorite albums.

    i also like stanley clarks school days
  9. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 1999
    Likes Received:
    2
    Stanley Clarke: self titled and Journey To Love
    Jaco: Jaco
    These all came out within a year or so of each other and rocked my world, also showed me what a hack I was.:eek:
  10. noahw1

    noahw1

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Michael Manring: Soliloquy
    Stanley Clarke: School Days
    Jaco: Jaco
    Most bass albums bore me to tears but these are exceptional.
  11. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Fish Out of Water" by Squire and "The Dream of a Blue Turtle" by Sting.
  12. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gene Simmons~ but, I was only 12 years old at the time.
  13. bassmanjla

    bassmanjla

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    While i respect the hell out of the musicians that make them. 99.9% of bass solo albums seem to be jazz/fusion, and that **** bores the hell out of me 99.9% of the time.

    So does any of yous, care to describe the music of your favorite solo albums? i have hard time beleiving that geezer butler, and entwhistle made something other than rock albums, but i don't trust that they didn't either.
  14. EssJay

    EssJay

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Om (Al Cisneros) - Conference of The Birds
    I think it's just a brilliant album, the whole sound I can only describe as hypnotic, it's very repetitive, but for a band that is only a rhythm section they make it work. And he did it all without flashy solos and slapping.
  15. Vincent P

    Vincent P Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Marcus Miller: Marcus

    His version of Higher Ground, is killer.
  16. KrisH

    KrisH

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fish out of Water -- Squire
    Liked parts of Stanley Clarke's self-titled album, too.
  17. bassballs_dk

    bassballs_dk

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jonas Hellborg: The Silent Life
  18. GZ2

    GZ2

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Marcus Miller Tales
    Marcus Miller Marcus
    Marcus Miller The Sun Don't Lie
  19. Hoover

    Hoover

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can't limit it to just one, so, in no particular order:

    Mick Karn - Titles (ambient exotic atmospheric 3rd-World squiggly neo-funk)
    Bill Laswell - Baselines (skronky downtown avant-jazz/noise-punk)
    Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water (classic 70's British prog-rock w/ orchestra)
    Tony Levin - Waters Of Eden (New Age/adult-contemporary instrumental rock)

    and I'll mention Jaco's eponymous Bobby Colomby-produced debut, more for its historical import than for the listening pleasure derived from it.
  20. plankspanker13

    plankspanker13

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water -nails the proverbial "epic feel" better than most Yes albums

    John Enwhistle - Too Late The Hero -with Joe Walsh & Joe Vitale of the Eagles; fun stuff, and a couple of cover-worthy tunes: Talk Dirty & Dancin' Master

    Jaco Pastorius - his self-titled first album is still a monster

    Jack Bruce - Shadows in the Air -fretless Warwick yumminess

Share This Page