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Best Bass Solo Award

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Havona

    9 vote(s)
  2. Sinister Minister

    5 vote(s)
  3. Portrait of Tracy

    12 vote(s)
  4. Continuum

    4 vote(s)
  5. Amazing Grace

    6 vote(s)
  6. Silly Putty

    3 vote(s)
  7. Other

    9 vote(s)
  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA

    Havona: Jaco Pastorius
    Album: Heavy Weather, Band: Weather Report

    Sinister Minister: Victor Wooten
    Album: Live Art, Band: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

    Portrait of Tracy: Jaco Pastorius
    Album: Jaco Pastorius, Band: Jaco Pastorius

    Continuum: Jaco Pastorius
    Album: Jaco Pastorius, Band: Jaco Pastorius

    Amazing Grace: Victor Wooten
    Album: Live at the Quick, Live Art, Band: Victor Wooten

    Silly Putty: Stanley Clarke
    Album: School Days (I think), Band: Stanley Clarke

    Others to Consider:

    Winona's Big Brown Beaver: Les Claypool w/ Primus
    Silly Putty: Les Claypool w/ Primus
    Stone Cold Bush: Flea w/ RHCP
    Around the World: Flea w/ RHCP
    Other stuff by several bass greats, Jeff Berlin, John Myung, Victor Bailey, etc.
  2. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    I'll bite - I voted for Sinister Minister just because he pulls out all the stops on that one. About Claypool's big brown beaver - I'd have to say that his best solo might be The Awakening.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Bassball" by Keith Horne. ;)

    There's the recorded version(which kills) & then there were the few LIVE readings. Secrets once opened for Miles in Richmond...during Darryl Jones' solo, the crowd kept chanting "Bassball!"-"Bassball!"-"Bassball!".

    I once saw Jeff Berlin do "Dixie" at a clinic & it was beautiful.

    "Continuum" is gorgeous.
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Iam quite partial to the Anathestia and Orion bass solos by Cliff Burton. Probably not in the same league as Jaco or Wooten but very well done.
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Entwistle on "My Generation" changed my life. No one, at least in the US, had ever heard the bass jump out and take charge like that. Before, all the soloes were typically guitar or sax.

    But then...........so did Entwistle's bass skills.
  6. Even though it's a cover, I like Claypool playing "The Awakening".
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    "My Generation" - excellent choice.

    as far as "popular" songs with decent bass solos, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac is up there.

    or Twilight Zone by somebody, cannot think of the name of the band
  8. I have to go with Portrait of Tracy.....Wonderful solo.
  9. "speak": gary willis
    Tom kennedy's stuff is nice "cape fear"
    "low levels high stakes": skuli sverrisson
    Matthew garrison has some nice stuff
  10. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    I'm a big fan of Cliff too. :D
  11. MMSterling

    MMSterling Guest

    Feb 19, 2004
    Leicester, England
    Marcus Miller - Power: Great Groove

    Stuart Hamm - Prelude in C
    Star Spangled Banner
    Country Music
    Terminal Beach
    Sleigh Ride
    Great covers/solo's!

    Finally, I really like:

    Victor Wooten - Overjoyed

    Another great cover!

    Andy :hyper:
  12. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    rock on, i will be able to play Anathestia all the way through one day.

    Anybody say Tommy the Cat or Jerry was a racecar driver yet?
  13. brett_bassman16


    Feb 20, 2004
    where is classical thump!!!!!!!

    where does that come
  14. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    (Bob Barker voice)
    Tell him what he's won Jonny
    Well Bob he won the honor of posting the most wanktastic solo ever

    ... and a brand new CAR!

    (just kidding, I'm really bored and should be studing for Chemistry)
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Country Music by Stu Hamm
    Dixie by Jeff Berlin
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Of the choices in the poll, I must say I have a soft spot for havona. It really does it for me.
  17. I voted for portrait of tracey, i really like that solo, very fluent, and smooth

    But i also like Havona, Continuum

    One that isnt mentioned there that i like is Run For Cover by Marcus Miller
  18. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    How about the original recording of "The Awakening" by Dexter Redding!?!

    Finger style solo: anything by Tom Kennedy
    Slap style solo: anything by Marcus Miller
    Fretless solo: anything by Jimmy Haslip or Jimmy Johnson
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    "Same league"? Irrelevant. A great solo can be three notes or three thousand... one chord or eleven... you get the idea.

    Ok, I will name "Tommy the Cat". It's the only solo that makes me LOL every time I hear it.

    "Twilight Zone" was Golden Earring (don't know the player).

    Good luck with Chemistry. :)
  20. I picked Portrait of Tracy. Very very nice. Wooten's Norwegian Wood comes in at a close 2nd.

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