Great bass solos longer than 30sec..

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Suckbird, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
  2. :confused:

    did you want us to name some? or write some? im lost

    but would I would like to see are the names of songs or tabs for some :) :bassist:
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Jaco - on Havona (Heavy Weather)

    (+Jaco on at least a dozen albums)

    Stanley Clarke on School Days

    Stanley Clarke on RTF's "Light as a Feather"

    Marcus Miller on Tales

    John Patitucci playing "Giant Steps"

    etc. etc.
  4. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Hmm...there are numerous solos that last way beyond 30 seconds. Not that time would make one solo better than another - but that is another discussion. ;)


    Take Matt Garrison's solo from Herbie Hancock's Future 2 Future Live - absoltely amazing. Anthony Tidd, of Quite Sane, has a wonderful solo on the track Once as Queens.
  5. "It's Only Music" - Gary Willis
  6. Chris Squier's "The Fish". The whole thing was created and played on bass.
  7. dougray

    dougray Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    western maryland
    Cliff Burton's "*bass solo take 1"
    on metallica's kill em' all
    he has also had other bass solo's/riffs on: ride the lightning and master of puppets
    he is the first person i heard do a "bass solo" on a recording but
    after reading above posts i'll have to check those out.

    *a.k.a.- pulling teeth
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Willie Weeks on Donny Hathaway Live - Everything is Everything (

    Dominique DiPiazza - Marie (John McLaughlin Trio - Que Alegria), in fact all tracks on that album!
  9. Cliff Burton of Metallica's 'song' is called 'Pulling Teeth'...not 'Bass Solo Take 1' as stated by Dougray.
  10. dougray

    dougray Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    western maryland
    thats right,your right, its been awhile since i listened to that i forgot what it was called,pulling teeth/whiplash.. thanks for correcting me...i have an excuse i have "blonde hair" lmao...

    rock on'
  11. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The correct title is: (Anesthesia)-Pulling Teeth
  12. Eric Grossman

    Eric Grossman

    Nov 3, 2004
    St. Louis
    Endorsing Artist: Hipshot Products and SIT Strings
    JMX beat me to it. Willie Weeks on "Donny Hathaway Live". This is a MUST HAVE album, without question.
    Also, anything on Paul Chambers' "Bass On Top". This to me is another essential listen/ own.
    Also a shout out to Kim Stone on his "More Often Than Not" CD. Some great bass composition.

    There are so many great solos, but those three are a little obscure, so worth bringing to light.
  13. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Dennis Coffey's Scorpion comes to mind.
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Scott Ambush [Spyro Gyra] solo. Song: Nothing To Lose [Live version] Time: aprox. 7 minutes!!
  15. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Not hard or wanktackular like the other solos mentioned, but:

    Fleetwood Mac - The Chain

    Rainbow - Twilight Zone

    The Who - My Generation

    Primus - Those Damn Blue Collared Tweakers

    Primus - Fish On

    Pink Floyd - Hey You

    Rush - The Spirit of Radio (less than 30 seconds)

    Incubus - Certain Shade of Green

    Fishbone - Bonin' in the Boneyard
  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    That's 'Scorpio'!
  17. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Ric Fierbacci on Yanni's "The Rain Must Fall" (live)
  18. bassjamn


    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Jonas Hellborg: album: Personae - lots of solo's lasting minutes long

    Jeff Berlin: album: Alan Holldsworth Road games - Track 3 i think crazy long solo.

    Dave Larue - takes quite a few solo's on any Steve morse band/ Dixie dregs album, usually not too long though.
  19. "Ten Mile Jog" by George Duke. The song is 11:27 long, and while there is no distinct bass solo, the whole thing is a friggin' solo.

    That Face The Music CD is one of the greatest CD's of all time!
  20. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    bill gould - kindagarten on faith no mores angel dust

    most michael manring anything