Dude, You Just Lost the Gig

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by IamGroot, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Examples of Ladies playing bass (better than you)

  2. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    I really like that gal in the second video. Those were some of the tastiest fills I've ever heard. 2:45-2:50 area is great, and 3:00 out is top notch. What a player.
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Also worth checking out Mohini Dey and Esperanza Spalding. Both amazingly good in very different ways.
  4. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Yeah. Agreed. I hope this will be a lady bass affirmative thread.
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  5. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    And I loved Alessandra's facial expressions while she was just killing that bass.
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  6. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    I think we will hear more of Alessandra. Great tone, Precise playing with great accent. Someone give Jeff Beck a call.
  7. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Inactive

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    I didn't even know I was being considered for the gig! :D
  8. What's there not to love? Three talented bassists sharing their art with the rest of us. I really liked the tone of the basses in the last two clips, no offense to Tal. Hers was live and therefore from a different source, obviously.
  9. You ARE getting forgetful. :laugh:
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    We weren't. I think OP was just tryimg to make us feel better.
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  11. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    She’s great but doesn’t post that much. Neither does Marta now that I think of it.

    Wonder if there’s some reason these skilled female musicians don’t post often. Just kidding, we all know the reason.
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  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not sure which one she outclasses me on the most. .....bass groove or voice.
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  13. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I'm glad that's the intent. My read of the title and first post was "it's odd and unusual that a woman can be a great bass player".
    Imagine "dude you lost the gig" with a video of Victor or Marcus or Pattitucci. Yep, I'd lose the gigs to them too.

    But yes, there are some amazing bass players out there, and some of them are women.
  14. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    Gail's live duet with Bowie on "Under Pressure" is highly recommended. I guess she is finding her way as a solo artist now.
  15. Fletz


    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    And the award for the most sexist, tone deaf thread on talkbass goes to ...
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  16. quilanthegreat

    quilanthegreat Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Seattle, WA
  17. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    To which comment in particular are you referring? I have a wife and a daughter, and haven't read anything yet that would offend me if said about either of them.
  18. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    What does to be a female artist in a “Man’s World” as James Brown says? What is the status of women in music?

    I'm quite happy to live in a 'Man's World.' I'm pretty sure that this state of affairs, that a man is the strong leading force has been planned from above. I think that the same principle applies to music. Men are stronger and we can see it, for instance, in the way they play on an instrument. Women on the other hand are more sensitive and softer. I don't think that we can say whether one is better or worse from the other. They definitely differ and each has something special to offer, which we can hear in music. Seeing a female bass guitar player is gradually becoming more common, and I have to admit that I have never experienced any form of criticism concerning my choice of instrument, quite the opposite is true, it's perceived as an asset.
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  19. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
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