How Harvey Brooks approaches bass playing...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stumbo, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
  2. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Harvey is one of those guys that nobody talk about anymore, but people held him in high regard in his day (not that his time is over or anything). There's a reason he played iwth both Dylan and Miles as well as the Electric Flag, Super Sessions with Al Kooper and Mike Bloonfield, Donald Fagen, etc.
  3. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
  4. Harvey Brooks & Donald "Duck" Dunn - Just about required listening for any Bassist
  5. Audiophage


    Jan 9, 2005
    Thanks for sharing, Harvey is one of my favorite bass players. I pretty much grew up listening to the guy without even realizing that he was the same guy on Super Session, Highway 61, and Bitches Brew. He's definitely up there with Jamerson and Carol Kaye, at least in my opinion.
  6. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I had the Electric Flag and Supper Sessions albums before I even played bass, Harvey was a big influence when I did start learning. I remember always wanting a band like his Fabulous Rhinestones.
  7. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    On Super Session his playing is so fluid and in perfect time.
    A classic.
  8. Haha I really like hearing this especially cause I'm going to Israel this summer and meeting up with him.. he got to work in many types of fields in music.. Miles Davis, Hendrix, The Doors, Dylan, Electric Flag, I can't wait to meet him, seems like a cool dude
  9. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Yea, I know this is an old post, but was just listening to "Super Session" at my desk at work and was looking for a place to give Harvey a Shout-Out. This seemed good as any.
    ISlapdabass, JimK and jerry like this.