A favorite modern bassist - do you have one?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. I'm ok with Henrik - hauling the mail right here...

    Who else? My headphones need some motion...

    Ryno1330 likes this.
  2. Doug4321


    May 29, 2017
    !, from the look I was expecting hard core doom punk, but got more like Michael Jackson instead!

    Great musicians.

    They should have shown the horn players, though.
  3. squarepeg


    Dec 21, 2010
    75Ric and jerry like this.
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Richard Bona.
    Nashrakh and LBS-bass like this.
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

  6. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Derrick Hodge
    Michael league
    Esperanza Spalding
    Sharay Reed
    Miles Mosley
    And a lot more, there are so many great players out there
  7. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    You already mentioned Henrik...

    Hadrien Feraud

    Damien Erskine

    Christian McBride

    Federico Malaman

    Pino Pallidino (modern, don’t care how long he’s been around)

    Richard Bona

    Esperanza Spaulding

    Scott Ambush

    Mohini Dey

    Alain Caron

    Adam Nitti

    And all of the Lee Sklars, Dave Hungates, Nathan East’s, Michael Rhodes’, Gary Lunns, Rocco Prestia/Mark VWs (TOP), and so many others that are still relevant....
    Element Zero likes this.
  8. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
  9. Skeezix


    Sep 28, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Gene Simmons!!!:bassist:
    BLDavis likes this.
  10. 75Ric

    75Ric Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Saw her live last year with David Crosby and Sky Trails. She's wonderful on bass.
    squarepeg likes this.
  11. Brassmonkey71


    May 1, 2020
    There's only good recordings, really. Lee Sklair on Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum' is extraordinary.
  12. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    When I think of modern/contemporary players, the ones I've been getting into include Angeline Saris, Nathan Navarro, and Evan Marien.

    And if Ryan Martinie counts as a contemporary player, then him too. (It's crazy to think that the Mudvayne song "Dig" came out almost 20 years ago; you know the br-br-deng song.)
  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member


    yeah, and a lot of them right here! ;)
    Vinny_G likes this.
  14. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    I guess I'd need a definition for "modern."

    Wilco was founded in '94, and John Stirratt has been the sole bass player throughout various line-up changes in the band over the years. They're still making great music, so maybe that qualifies as "modern." Or maybe it doesn't. But Stirratt stands out for me. Just great, tasteful playing that always serves the tune.

    jerry likes this.
  15. Doug4321


    May 29, 2017
    Sing and slap at the same time:

    and just for fun:

    Geri O likes this.
  16. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    Mono Neon
    Sharay Reed
    Debra Killings
    Justin Raines
    Esperanza Spalding