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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Sean S, May 7, 2003.
Anyone know any good christian bassists?
anything for Jazz, rock, funk, punk...anyone...
You mean bass players that play mostly on "Christian" albums? Or great players that happen to be Christians? Or does it even matter?
Seems like a pretty arbitrary quesiton.....
Abe Laboriel springs to mind.....
you see, a search can be useful
John Pattitucci <sp?>
Norm Stockton (check out his solo album Pondering the Sushi)
Derrick Horne (has solo stuff but does a lot of session work...some nice playing on Shane Barnard's "Psalms")
Jimmy Lee Sloas (played session work on a number of albums - many of the albums he played on are pretty crappy but he always had a nice tone)
Bassist for a band called DigHayZoose. Can't remember his name and I'm not at home to look at the CD sleeve. Check out their album called Magentamantalovetree. Nice funk/rock/metal/psychedelia with some odd meter mixed in. They also have a decent, raw live album.
TRIP WAMSLEY - TB member with several solo albums. Great bassist and all-around musician. You can find his albums at his website or at www.grassrootsmusic.com. They currently have one on sale for 5.98.
Steve Lawson - Another TB member. I haven't heard his stuff, but I want to! I hear it's "the bomb" as the kiddies used to say.
That's about all that comes to mind at the moment.
Yep, check out Norm Stockton....
Trip is definitely one wild cat on bass. Awesome fella too, took a couple lessons from him last year. I recommend his stuff. Check out his new one, dunno when it comes out, but I heard some cuts of it last time I was over there, awesome stuff!
I love the Lord and I'm a great bass player!
First of all, I want to say that I mean no disrespect toward any religion or its members/followers. Let me know if this is out of line.
Why is it important to you that a bassist (or whatever) is Christian?
Norm Stockton and Abraham Laboriel came to my mind..
There are many famous bass players who are christian, but I think you shouldn't be as narrow minded as to listen to them only for being christian OR only listening to christian bassits.
a couple good c-bassists are...
Trey Daniels P.O.D
Advocate's Bassist(sorry can't remember name)
Lving Sacrifice's Arthur Green
i know there are others but i just can't remember
That's Traa Daniels.. among the cristian bands I've ever heard.. POD is my fav.
I didn't start this thread, but I probably have a good explanation.
To some people Christian is a genre while to others it is simply a marker of that musician's lifestyle (hopefully they live up to it). Music is an art, and art is a reflection of life. Therefore, I guess it might be said that some people are looking for certain 'styles' of art, or certain manifestations in music.
I'm not quite sure on the reason why, but I'd venture to say one may be looking to music for a needed uplifting or positive influence, and pretty much any artist professing to be Christian will have what such a person wants.
In the end, it's a matter of preference. I'm Christian, but I hate the music that a lot of Christian artists put out...not them, just their music. I don't judge on who they are, I judge on how it sounds.
Disclaimer: This post in no way represents the opinions of the original thread starter, nor does it attempt to.
I have always like the bass playing by these bassists in "Christian" bands:
Keith Hoerig - Five Iron Frenzy: This is a sort of ska-ish band with a lot more ish than ska. This guy has an excellent sense of rhythm and plays great, intricate pickstyle bass lines (although I guess intricacy is relative). I've seen him play Ibanez & Epiphone basses, cheap stuff usually, but he sounds great.
Dirk Lemmenes - Stavesacre: Amazing melodic bass lines with a lot of stompbox distortion & high mids, which isn't usually my thing but his lines are amazing.
And also many of the other fine bassists mentioned in this thread.
How about Will McGinniss of Audio Adrenaline? He inspired me to pick up my bass again. I was in a Catholic bookstore the other day and saw this in the CD rack. I had to check it out, glad I did. It was some great jazz with a Christian flavor. (Fr. Stan Fortuna - the Second Collection on Francesco Productions)
Tont Terusa- Supertones (ska) check out alot of the older stuff...some really nice riffs
Many of those already named plus.....
Terrance Palmer (w/ Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ)
so my parents know that they aren't singing/playing stuff that they don't approve of...and partly cause I'm a Christian bassist....(BUT, I do NOT limit myself to Christian music...
And for those of you who have ponied up with your $20, check out the Norm Stockton forum in the lobby. It's great.
Jimmy Lee Sloas-maybe the best that no one has heard of.
And I don't want to make any judgements about the man's spiritual life, but I love this qoute from Marcus Miller:
Hmm...actions, not words. What a novel idea.