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Bassists who use blues vocabulary in solos.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Alan Vorse, Feb 27, 2006.


  1. I'm sure we all can list several guitarists and horn players who are masters of The Blues when it comes to soloing, but I'm having a hard time coming up with bass players (Marcus Miller was the first one I thought of). Anyone come to mind? I'll take DB'ers too.
     
  2. Ragen II

    Ragen II

    Feb 27, 2006
    blues kicks ass!!!!!!!!!!!11
    (and im a heavy metal fan)
     
  3. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Ronnie Wood on Jeff Beck's Truth didn't do too badly.
     
  4. jack bruce in Cream
     
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Ray Brown
    Slam Stewart
    Jack Bruce
     
  6. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Let's not forget Willie Dixon, head bassist of the blues.
     
  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I'm not sure what your asking, but if your looking for blues bassist who solo, check out Johnny B Gayden! He plays on a ton of albums, but his live work with Albert Collins is very greasy. Roscoe Beck is another bassist that does some sick blues-based solos.
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    To me there's one obvious master of the Blues :

    Charlie Mingus!


    (Althiough I could name dozens of Jazz DB players who are steeped in the Blues ...)
     
  9. Please Do!!!
     
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Yeah Mingus!! Have y'all heard Haitian fight Song?

    I've heard plenty of bassists that reference blues/pentatonic vocab in their solos...

    Marcus
    Uncle Will
    Avishai Cohen
     
  11. Ahhh! Mingus was right under my nose! Haitian Fight Song is incredible. I have been meaning to check out Avishai. I can always count on j-raj!
     
  12. Greg H

    Greg H

    Jan 23, 2005
    What about Allen Woody and Berry Oakley?
     
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    you have to get your hands on any album of his (they are really all-good)... even the ones where he's only playing piano! True magic.

    Ben Allison is another freshly creative bassist/composer that tastefully references blues vocab in his tunes, check him out.
     
  14. metallutca

    metallutca

    Dec 18, 2004
    Malaysia
    Roscoe Beck anyone?:smug: