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Favorite jazz bass albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by smither12, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. smither12


    Aug 16, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    What albums do you love the bass time and tone on? Which albums have the best bass sounds?

    Some of my favorite:

    Out to Lunch - Eric Dolphy (Richard Davis)
    Miles Smiles - Miles Davis (Ron Carter)
    Idle Moments - Grant Green (Bob Cranshaw)
    Bitches Brew - Miles Davis (Dave Holland)
    Ballads - John Coltrane (Jimmy Garrison)
  2. Great thread - I've been looking for some new selections. Here are some from my collection that I keep coming back to:

    Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans (Scott Lafaro)
    Somethin' Else - Cannonball Adderley (Sam Jones)
    Motion - Lee Konitz (Sonny Dallas)
    Sphere - Sphere (Buster Williams)
    Oracle - Ralph Towner & Gary Peacock
    Night and the City - Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron
  3. Nathan Parker

    Nathan Parker

    Oct 10, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    The ones that really do it for me lately are:

    Live At the Village Vanguard - Sonny Rollins (Wilbur B. Ware)
    Soul Station - Hank Mobley (Paul Chambers)
    Another One - Oscar Pettiford

    The duet of Stardust is the holy grail of bass sound to me.

    There are more, but I must go eat pie.
  4. OPBASSMAN1994


    Jul 30, 2010
    Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus. One of the most ingenious men to ever pick up a bass.
  5. Kai Sanchez

    Kai Sanchez Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2006
  6. Kai Sanchez

    Kai Sanchez Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Is the stardust duet with guitar?
  7. BassChap


    May 17, 2013
    My favorite contemporary DB player is Hein Van de Geyn, who played with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

    Check out his work with his own band Baseline and a recent live recording with Toots Thielemans. He does wonders on the DB!
    "Deja Vu - Baseline"
    "The Guitar Album - Baseline"
    "European Quartet Live - Toots Thielemans"

    All recordings I listen to because of the wonderful bass playing: tone and expression.
  8. BassChap


    May 17, 2013
    One of my favorite jazz albums. Mobley is highly underrated, IMO.
  9. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Hard to say. In terms of recent listening - Charlie Haden on Pee Wee Russell and Red Allen's 'College Concert' on Impulse!
  10. THRAK2


    Jul 13, 2013
    Oscar Peterson's "Nigerian Marketplace" with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. It doesn't sound as good as some of Peterson's other records but Oscar and NHØP are just on fire.
  11. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    Anything Stevie Ray Vaughn.
  12. Nathan Parker

    Nathan Parker

    Oct 10, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Piano. Just once through the tune including the verse. It's a great recording.
  13. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    I think the thread is about favourite bass performances on jazz albums. I thought the same thing as you, at first, but it's in the DB section.
  14. basschanges

    basschanges Unconditionally Loving Member Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Money Jungle (Charles Mingus)

    Scofield's Grace Under Pressure (Charlie Haden)

    Kind of Brown (Christian Mcbride)

    Sonny, Please (Bob Cranshaw)

    Alone Together (Jim Hall/Ron Carter)

    Oscar Peterson, the sound of the trio (The Relentless Ray Brown)
  15. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Palm Coast, FL
    This is Me- Dwayne "Smitty" Smith

    Just starting to listen to jazz bassists & his was the first I purchased.
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Apart from those already mentioned :

    Keith Jarrett - My Song - Palle Danielsson
    Mingus on "Haitian Fight Song"
    A Love Supreme - Coltrane - Jimmy Garrison.
  17. smither12


    Aug 16, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Everybody did great ones... I also like Mirslauv (sp?) Vitious on Now he Sings, now he sobs a lot
  18. bobsax


    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    Nathan --Please take a break from the pie and let us know who is playing the Stardust "Holy Grail":hyper:

    I am a huge fan of guitar DB duets.
    Stereo Joe mentioned Oracle - Ralph Towner & Gary Peacock. It's one of my favorites also.
    I'd have to recommend the amazing Paul Warburton and Dale Bruning "Our Delight"

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