funk/jazz 5string? ISO inspiration

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by basss, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    I need some inspiration. Can someone recomend some cds with some modern sounding funk or jazz influenced music- not smooth jazz. I dig old school funk and classic jazz but I'm looking for something more "modern". I also play 5 string so I would be interested in checking out 5 string players. I'm not so much into pop stuff i.e. chilli peppers or dave mathews band etc. Lately I've been listening to some Jaco and I got this Wayne Krantz cd w/Lincoln Goines that is pretty killin'. Any newer bands/players out there along these lines that I should check out?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...anything with Gary Willis-
    The various Tribal Tech albums & Willis' two solo discs(No Sweat and Bent).

    What Krantz disc do you have...Two Drink Minimum? That is, IMO, a happenin' Jazz-Rock trio disc(Danzinger is baaaddd!). ;)
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    You could also check out Mike Stern's "Play", a very good album, IMO. Lincoln Goines sounds like he's playing a 5-string bass on that one.
  4. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Yeah JimK Its Two Drink Minimum- I agree - a smokin cd. I have yet to check out anything else from Krantz. I have heard that this one is his best with this group. I love how the groove is constantly being stretched and changed without loosing the pulse.
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Some recommendations, more on the funk/jam-band side:

    Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Combustication"
    Living Daylights - "Electric Rosary"
    Galactic - "Crazyhorse Mongoose"
    Charlie Hunter - "Duo" (or anything, really)
    Happy Apple - "Body Walking Moon Walking"
    Erykah Badu - "Mama's Gun" (or anything, really)
    "Action Figure Party"
    "Philadelphia Experiment"
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    A couple more 5-string electric "Jazzers"-
    1)Jimmy Johnson
    ...his stuff with Alan Holdsworth(Metal Fatigue), Chad Wacxkerman(Forty Reasons, The View), or Billy Childs(His April Touch).

    2)Tom Kennedy
    ...his stuff with Billy Connors(The Assembler) & Dave Weckl(Synergy, etc).

    3)Jimmy Haslip-
    ...The Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer, solo albums...
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Flim and the BBs - with Jimmy Johnson on bass.

    Big Notes
    New Pants
    This is a Recording
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I could add a couple of my current favourite Jazz/Funk albums with 5-string electric bass players :

    Esprit by Franc 'O Shea
    Focused by Billy Cobham

    More Jazz than funk but some great bass playing!
  9. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Thanks that gives me alot of things to check out! Should keep me buzy for a while!