Favourite fretless Bass Albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Makatak, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
    Well, for me these two. Thank you Gary Numan for putting Pino Palladino on the map, and Mick Karn's work on Numans Dance is off the chain. Have a listen to both albums, absolutely sublime bass playing.....

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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  3. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    Weather Report - Heavy Weather

    Brand X - Masques, Moroccan Roll, Unorthodox Behavior
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  4. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass.

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Ian Hunter's All American Alien Boy. Jaco really shines on this album.
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  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Anything with Mick Karn, but especially his first solo album Titles and the first Dali's Car album.
    Tony Levin's Waters Of Eden
    Alphonso Johnson's Spellbound
    Weather Report's Black Market (Alphonso and Jaco)
    Adrian Belew's Lone Rhino featuring J. Clifton Mayhugh on fretless bass
    Bill Laswell's Baselines
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  6. spufman

    spufman Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Hejira, Graceland and the new Notes With Attachments are three stunners, to my ears.
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Heavy Weather was my first introduction to Jaco not even realizing it was a fretless bass. Just a great set of music that has always stayed with me.
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  8. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2020
    I love MM's playing on Miles Davis' Star People.
  9. Eli_Kyiv


    Apr 7, 2020
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Arcadia - So Red the Rose (1985)
    Marc Egan on fretless bass.


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Pete Townsend's White City, yep, Pino strikes again. Same era as Don Henly's building the perfect beast.
  11. Holdsg

    Holdsg Father of Pugs Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Another vote for Brand X
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  12. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    Digiorgio is a straight up killer.
    Would be more respected if he wasnt in the “heavy genre”.
    Jazz snobs would take notice. He aint just chops, he’s a good player, plays for the song.

    But my fav is still Jaco’s first solo record.
    Blew my mind when I first heard it as kid and still does.
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  13. chaak


    Apr 25, 2013
    now here

    Johan De Farfalla
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  14. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    I was going to say Arcadia. Lots of great fretless on this album.

    Also, Tony Franklin with the Firm and Blue Murder
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  15. Gigas444


    Jul 30, 2018
    Pernate - Italy
    + 1!!!!
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  16. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
    Pretty much anything from Eberhard Weber.

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  17. RedMoses


    Jul 4, 2012
    Jaco's playing on Pat Metheney's "Bright Sized Life"
  18. Joni Mitchell Mingus
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