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Any good bass solo cds out there?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by A Rock, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    i want a cd that only has bass solos.....no singing!
    is there ne thing out there?
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Victor Wooten's 'Show of Hands' is mostly bass solos. Good stuff.
  3. most of marcus millers stuff

    the sun don't lie

    M2, his lastest lastest one

    Jaco Pastorius, his self titled album,

    stanley clarke, theres a few that come to mind, but i have his stuff he did with george duke, very interesting

    it's a good album to show the relationship between a bassist and a drummer

    the list could go on and on, just have a look, and listen
  4. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Stuart Hamm's albums. Michael Manring. Jonas Hellborg.
  5. Adam Nitti's CDs.

  6. Thirdstar


    Jun 7, 2001
    Houston Tx.
    You only need a few.
    1. Trip Wamsley-Dancing About Architecture
    2. Micheal Manring-Thonk, Towards the Center of the Night, Book of Flame.
    3. Vic's Show of Hands

    Ill think of some more sooner or later.
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    You could try our very own Steve Lawson, who has his own forum here and sells his live solo bass CDs via his website - he is also involved in a solo bass network of players. Maybe you should ask the question in his forum?

    For another recommendation; my most-listened to bass-lead/solo bass CD is Franc O' Shea's : "Esprit".
  8. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Colin Hodgkinson: 'The Bottom Line'


    My most-listened to bass-lead/solo bass CD is Back Door: 'Back Door'. It's the only album I listen to EVERY day.

  9. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA

    I feel sorry for people that play left-handed instruments because they are so rare. All of the lefties i know that play an instrument play right-handed because of it. I think lefties would even be better off if they play a right-handed instrument, but lefty, like hendrix.
  10. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    "Hello, my name is Vic,
    and i'm going to do a little trick,
    i'm going to play my bass with out using a pick."

    isn't that how it goes?

    I recomend anything jaco, victor, stanley clarke...
  11. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    How exactly is someone cursed by being left-handed? Colin's technique certainly doesn't suffer! :rolleyes:

    Though Hendrix's guitars were right-handed, they were strung in a left-handed position. Left-handed players would probably find it easier to learn on a left-handed instrument, I would think! :rolleyes:
  12. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Well, there's the Bach Cello Suites played on a double bass.

  13. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Dave Larue's CD "Hub City Kid" is pretty incredible. He's got such a killer tone I had to go and buy a Spector.
    Definately worth checking out - I think it's still available direct through his website
  14. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    My favorites:

    Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
    John Pattitucci - Heart of Bass
    Christian McBride - No. 2 Express
    Robert Hurst - Robert Hurst
    Rob Wasserman - Solo
    Michael Manring - Thonk
    Victor Wooten - Show of Hands
    Oteil and the Peacemakers - Love of a Lifetime
  15. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    As a lefty I can positively tell you that you're totally wrong.
    It's doesn't matter if you're lefty or not, you can play either left or right-handed. Both are equally hard. Lefties usually are already pretty proficient in using everything right-handed because they have no choice, e.g. scissors in kindergarten, tools, cars, etc.
    Classical violinists learn right-handed no matter if they're right or left-handed.

    I'd recommend playing right-handed on a right-hand instrument.
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Yes - you wouldn't say that about piano would you? On most instruments I don't think it make any difference really, it's just a question of what you get used to. On trumpet, sax or even Double Bass it doesn't really matter if you're right or left handed and all serious music course expect you to play a bit of piano as well, which requires independence from both hands.

    If you were doing two-handed tapping - like on a Chapman stick, then you would also have to be equally good and have finger and hand independence, so whichever way you start out is really the only determining factor.
  17. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Vic Wooten- A show of hands

    The only instrument is Vic's bass.
  18. I don't really pop in Wooten's "Show of Hands" much.. but both Jaco Pastorius's self titled album and Michael Manring's "Book of Flame" get some playtime in my stereo.
  19. I feel sorry for righthanded people who think that
    'lefties' should play righthanded.:rolleyes:
  20. hey, in some ways it would be nice to play left-handed - nobody coming up and saying "dude, let me play your bass."

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