I don't think I've ever seen a thread devoted to this guy... I've been listening to Sonny Rollins' Global Warming and I have to say that I'm very impressed with Cranshaw's feel and note choices. As an aspiring jazz bassist, it's nice to be able to hear bass guitar used in a straightahead context, and used well. What bass does he use? It sounds somewhat like a J with roundwounds but with more bottom.