Favorite Bass Solo(s)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by alexssandro, Jun 19, 2000.

  1. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Shubadadu ma ma ma ma
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  2. sedan_dad


    Feb 5, 2006
    The opening solo on The Faces "An old raincoat won't ever let you down" . Ronnie Wood on this one.
  3. smtp4me


    Sep 30, 2013
    Philadelphia, PA
    Anything from Joe Dart, like this one:

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  4. slagheap

    slagheap Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    Back in the day I was privileged and lucky to spend a few days hanging at the old Automatt, mostly with Randy Jackson and Narada Walden. If you haven't heard this, you're in for a treat. Solo begins 2:26:
  5. Felken


    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    Amazing! Simplistic and beautiful. The drums compliment it perfectly!
  6. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    This right here! The tone she's getting with that Jazz Bass makes me want to go get one right now! I love that sound and her playing! Wish I could play like that! :)

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  7. Felken


    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    I love weather report :D
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  8. Felken


    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    Good luck man!
  9. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    There should be a mega triple like for your picking of Patrick O'hearn on the Purple Lagoon. I was at that concert.

    And the Brecker Brothers playing is pretty amazing at that as well, oops, innocent derail.
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  10. 1. Prakash John.... "Rock and roll" Lou Reed
    2. Dennis Dunnaway...." Guttercat vs the Jets " Alice Cooper
    3. Jack Bruce....." Apostrophe" Frank Zappa
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  11. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Why do you taunt me? :dead:
  12. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Also was at the first two shows of the Lou Reed concert of which you speak.
  13. Merc Montclair

    Merc Montclair

    Jul 25, 2015
    Austin, TX
    This track is pretty much a vehicle for always stellar Jeff Berlin:

    I don't know if a solo bass counts but Michael Manring's "Enormous Room" is pretty awesome IMO:

    And definitely not a solo as such but John Giblin's superb fretless counter melody on Kate Bush's "Deeper Understanding" prompted me to write the only fan mail I've ever sent anyone:

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  14. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Gerald Johnson with Steve Miller Band on ShuBaDaDuMaMaMaMa...

    It was on the album, I saw it on Midnight Special back in the day, killer then and now.
    This is the best example of it I can find online... Go to 6:30. You're welcome. ;-)

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  15. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Anthony Jackson with Steve Khan.
    "The Suitcase"
    "Guy LaFleur"The bass solos at 2:42 and 5:58.
    A.J. altenates between palm muting and pick style.
    "The Blue Shadow"
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
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  16. Damn, beat me to it! Guess I'll have to go with this one. It starts at 1:20. Also be sure to listen to the whole song for the awesome jazz part around 5:50.

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
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  17. Where does on start, honestly...

  18. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Well, this got boring real fast, just like about all bass solos.

    My advice on soloing: Just. Don't. :)
  19. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    Frederico solo at a 1:50 Hadriem at 3:20 - I have a favorite, who is yours. These guys are ridiculous

    How about Adam Ben Ezra playing all this stuff at the same time. Killer
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
  20. Felken


    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    HA! Guitarists can solo, why would an octave apart prevent us from doing the same?
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