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fav bass solo and player

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by joelyb, Jun 25, 2007.


  1. joelyb

    joelyb

    Feb 1, 2007
    sydney australia
    hey everyone. list your fav bass solo and the player. if you know the album or any other details. list them as well. ill start

    willie weeks solo on everything is everything. donny hathaway live album,
    still on the top of my list
     
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    The solo Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra) played at the North Sea Jazz Festival back in the early 90's! The tune is "Nothing To Lose"! The solo was a 2 parter! He busted out a 3 minute fingerstyle solo, then goes into a monster slap solo! The entire solo is about 7 minutes!
     
  3. joelyb

    joelyb

    Feb 1, 2007
    sydney australia
    i would love to hear that one...
     
  4. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Tri-state
    Ric Fireabracci - The Rain Must Fall - Yanni - Live At The Acropolis

    He's not really my favorite bass player. I would have named a jazz guy, but couldn't quite pick one solo as a favorite, simply because there are so many in that style by every single player that each solo loses its uniqueness. But Ric kind of exposed me to bass solos through that one, and it's the only bass solo I've ever heard in a Yanni context, which I love. So it really stands out in the genre, and it's executed so well.
     
  5. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I'm not sure about all time favorite, but one I've been stuck on lately is the Louis Johnson solo(s) on the George Duke live in Tokyo 1983. It's way 80's, but that's some gooood bass.
     
  6. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Real Me- John Entwistle
    School days - Stanley Clarke
    Apostrophe - Jack Bruce
     
  7. Otso

    Otso

    Mar 6, 2006
    Finland
    Ralphe Armstrong's solo on Jean-Luc Pontys "Egocentric Molecules".
     
  8. In terms of a punk player, I always liked "Maxwell Murder" by Matt Freeman

    "Anesthesia (Pulling teeth)" by Cliff Burton is pretty sick

    "Tommy the Cat" by Les Claypool has some good licks in there...
     
  9. +1 :bassist: by the way, that cut is on the "Cosmic Messenger" album.
     
  10. Amaru

    Amaru

    Jun 16, 2007
    New Glarus, WI
    "Everything is Everything" - Willie Weeks on Donny Hathaway's Live

    "En Orbita" - Sal Cuevas on Fania All-Stars Rythmn Machine
     
  11. Aram Bedrosian

    Aram Bedrosian

    Oct 24, 2005
    Burlington, VT
    Endorsing Artist: Ritter, DR, Jim Dunlop, Hartke
    "Annon" by Michael Mannring
     
  12. Jimmy Johnson on "Panic Station" by Allan Holdsworth

    Jon Camp on "Ashes Are Burning" (live) by Renaissance
     
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Jeez, it's a tough choice.

    But today it's probably...

    Glad To Be Back From Paris or Rosa by Jonas Hellborg, from the "Elegant Punk" album. Simply, both beautifully arranged and performed pieces, so elegant and graceful sounding, and with such stunning and moving melodies.
     
  14. rutty24

    rutty24

    May 20, 2007
    biggleswade
    naked in the rain - blood, sugar, sex magic - flea. awesome solo
    or maybe stone cold bush - mother milk - flea.
    two awesome solos there.:hyper:
     
  15. Jeramaya

    Jeramaya

    Feb 18, 2007
    Madison, WI
    I've always been struck by the beauty of Jimmy Garrison's opening solo on the third track ("Love") off of Coltrane's "Meditations" album. Simplicity in solos always gets me. Plus, I just love putting my head right up by the speaker and just feeling it.
     
  16. Tslicebass

    Tslicebass Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Chicago
    Probably gonna get guff from the jaco haters but i think his solo on Havona is the peak of the iceberg.
    Close second... Gary willis on The Big Wave. I tried to learn it and....well lets just say that will have to happen another time:smug:
     
  17. toaster2k3

    toaster2k3

    May 21, 2007
    Severin? Is that you?
     
  18. NYCBass

    NYCBass If it feels good it must be a Jazz Bass Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    Queens NY
    Jaco Pastorius, the solo he played on the track Havona from the Heavy Weather recording.
     
  19. Qvist

    Qvist

    Jul 20, 2007
    Denmark
    Anesthesia (Pulling teeth) by Cliff Burton of course :)
     
  20. Fingersmcfunk

    Fingersmcfunk

    Jun 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Jaco's solo on Pat Metheny's Sirabhorn.
     
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