As musicians in this globalized era, with have the power to access all kinds of information from musicians all across the planet. But most of the times we are just stock in the Matt Garrisons, Hadrien Ferauds, Janeks and every mainstream bass player that appears on Bass Player or other forums. That's just great, but I think that as musicians we have to broaden our perspective and see what people of other geographical points are doing. In this thread I'm including an example of a bassist I stumbled across quite some time, and he stills amaze me. His name is Christian Galvez, from Chile. This was the guy that Stanley Clarke included in his band in 2005. From Stanley's website it reads: Stanley recently played a concert in Chile with the best musicians of that country. After performing with bass player Christian Galvez, he immediately invited him to join the band. Christian is a virtuoso of jazz, fusion, Chilean and Latin American rhythms and experimental music. He has played with the best musicians in Latin America, as well as Billy Cobham, Mike Stern, Iván Lins, Leni Andrade, and Fareed Haque. His albums include Christian Gálvez (2000) Cero (2002) Dinámica Solista (2004) Christian Gálvez Trio & Live (DVD 2005). He has played on more than a hundred albums of Chilean and foreign artists and has performed all over the world. Here is a video of Christian perfoming with his band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZw54mM5kis Like Christian, there are thousands of other bassist that should be watch over because they are making incredible music with this one instrument: The Bass. Here are some other to look after: Alain Pérez (Cuba-España): Charles Benavent ( España) Guillermo Vadalá (Argentina) Itiberê (Brasil) : Féliciano ARANGO (Cuba): Feel free to add some more if you like! PEACE!!