After my stoopid bass songwriters post, i thought i make the world of TB a better, brighter place by askin' who's a great killer bassist with songwriting chops??? for me, that'd be: Meshell N'degoCello. can you get any cooler? Stuart Zender. Of course, he's the slapless funk god, but he's got more pop songwriting credits than i got cheerios in my morning bowl. Sting. sure, he aint a killer funker, but ya gotta admit, the guy can write a great song. Ron Carter. OMG!!! that's all i can say. i just picked up "Telephone/Telepathy" album with Jim Hall. Holy crap! Like i always say, he'll cut a groove deeper than the grand canyon and fill every inch with soul.