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Ben Rietveld is awesome

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Fret-less Six, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Has anyone heard of him? I just heard him on the Miles Davis dvd "Live in Munich", this guy is incredible, his phrasing is spot on, and he can slap realllll well too...anyone know what else he's done?
  2. He's Santana's bass player now.

  3. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    On one of the Santana tours many years ago (when "Spirits Dancing In The Flesh" was first released), Benny played one of the best bass solos I've ever witnessed. The guy's a monster!
  4. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    yes, big Benny fan here too. I first discovered him on the Miles/Munich video too, although that was a long time ago - before the era of DVD. Btw, those are Tune Bass Maniacs he's playing back then.

    I believe his first disc with Santana, or maybe his first *full* disc with Santana, was "Milagro". Nice record, and of course some great bass as well.

  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Benny is from Hawaii, his solos are always highlights at Santana shows! If you ever see the old Sheila E video for it's a Glamorous Life, you can see a young Benny in her band.
  6. Vysous


    Mar 29, 2005
    Yeah! Benny is awesome!!! Anybody has a link to some videos?? I really like his playing with Miles, and I never heard him without Davis... Please....