I've had this in my mind for quite a while. Don't get me wrong, I'm not slamming any of the great players like Jaco or Wooten, cause I think they are phenomenal. This is just a thought running through my head. We've come to put such players up on a pedastal, which is fine. But sometime, people call them "The greatest bassist" "Greatest guitarist" ect. The only problem I have with that, is people can say that, simply because they've heard them. They got record deals, which allowed them to get exposed. They have showed they are more proficient players than what's been pressed onto a CD or Record in available music. Personally, I believe the greatest bassist is probaly working at a factory for minmuim wage and gets spotlighted by playing down at the Legion on Saturday night. I've heard some killer bassist that are local. Some that I would even put up against people like Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool, ect. But that brings me to another question. If a bassist is truly great, will they get spotlighted eventually just because they are great? Or do they have to "make it happen" (i.e. try to make a name for themselves as a session musician or something like that) Just a few thoughts I had. What do you think?