Adam Nitti "Liminal"

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by burk48237, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I wasn't sure where to post this one, under recordings or bassists. I caught Adam's show at NAMM on thursday night and ended up seeing him again as the "house bassist" for an all-star guitar jam on saturday. First, If anyone knows me they know I am not a "bass heroes" kind of guy. I don't own the latest Wooten, and while I'm sure Bill Dickens is a nice guy and can slap really really fast, my general reaction is, so what? What really impressed me about Adam was the quality of his groove playing and the way he walked in to a really straight musical situation (the all star jam) and just laid down unpretentious quality low end. Both Tom (tombowlus) and I were commenting how Adam could play circles around the mediocre soloist on that stage, but he just concentrated on making the band work. He was truly a consummate professional.

    Anyway, the newest Adam Nitti CD ( Liminal) is really hot, I wore it out on the way home from Nashville. 1) It is Music, not a bass display. 2) It has some great song writing, with great melodies. With "Redemption Song" being in the league with some of Methenys work. 2) It has some phenomenal playing. Very cool, I would definitely recommend. And yes he can lay it down.
  2. I have and enjoy his "Balance" CD. I'll probably get "Liminal" eventually. Adam is awesome.
  3. DerBass008


    Jul 3, 2009
    Still havent heard Liminal, but big fan of Adam Nitti. The man has awesome grooves and his lines are just amazing. The composition is one of the areas that I would like to improve, and surely if I'm doing some study on that, my goal is having the skills and taste of somebody like Adam.
  4. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    I have all of Adam's releases as a leader. Not only is he a phenomenal bassist, he is a great composer as well. Adam has everything that we should all strive for as bass players-great tone, technique, groove, fretboard mastery and chops!!! He is also a very gifted instructor and, as far as I can tell, a very cool person! Check out this KILLER TRACK from the Adam Nitti & Liquid Blue CD, "Kung Fu". Any guesses as to what brand of bass Adam is playing here? (If you have the CD, then you already know):

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
  5. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Soooo glad I got to go to the Thursday show with you guys!

    I am not much on solo-ist bassists, but as I told Tom...I really think that Adam is the best at doing "the job" as a bassist in his genre.

    Good seeing you Steve!
  6. Akshat


    Dec 7, 2007
    New Delhi,India
    Keeping the Groove staying out of Treble
    yea he truely is a phenominal bassist.pocket playing at its best.Liminal is absolutely fabulous.
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yes, that was a good hang. Thanks for coming!

    Absolutely! Man, what a great player, and what a nice guy, as well. Adam is a real team player, both within the band and also within the bass community.

  8. RTL

    RTL Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    I have had the wonderful opportunity of attending a clinic with Adam, and bumping into him a few times at Bass Emporium, where he seemed more than happy to hang for a bit and just talk. And yes, what an absolutely awesome, humble, smart cat this guy is. He has as much flash as Vic Wooten, but he plays for the song over anything else.

    That guy can GROOVE!
  9. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005

    YES, INDEED!!!!!!!!!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool: