If you were to recommend one bass player

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by kindablue, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. kindablue


    Jun 15, 2003
    To listen to and study their lines....who would it be?In other words who is the quintisential stylist who embodies the esssence of what it means to be a bassist.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  4. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    Get the "Live" album by Eryka Badu. :)
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Geddy Lee. (only because Jaco has been mentioned already and Geddy Lee is my favorite bassist, for his style).
  6. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    James Jamerson
  7. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Gotta second this.
  8. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Larry Graham!!!!!!!!!!!
    from sly and the family stone, graham central station.

    i do second the rocco suggestion.

    rufus reid!!DB!! (sp?)
  9. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  10. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too

    you forgot your smilies dude:eek:
  11. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    James Jamerson. Seconds to Geddy Lee and John Paul Jones.

  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Did I?

    P.S. ;)
  13. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    John Paul Jones or/and geezer Butler
  14. Samie


    Dec 13, 2000
    Madrid, Spain
    I would recomend 2 videos!!

    1. Modern Electric Bass : Jaco

    2. Electric Bass: A Dictionary of Grooves and Techniques - patitucci

    U get to see both sides of the coin.

    Jaco, too crazy; Patitucci too controled!

    Both great players
  15. ryuujin


    Jun 1, 2003
    Delaware, OH
    Jaco of course.. we all know that. but im going to say Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree. Very unknown player but very much what I think a bass player should be in a band. he doesn't show off at all but manages to show his skills nonetheless.
  16. I would say Jimmy Haslip. He is probably my favorite bass player right now. He can hold down a groove in just about any style like nobody's business. Partial resume: CSN, Bobby McFerrin, Bruce Hornsby, Lee Ritenour, Andy Summers, Marty Friedman (!). Also his soloing and fretless work is just some of the most stirring. Listen to the Yellowjackets' Four Corners, Politics, The Spin. Beautiful stuff. And last time I saw the Yellowjackets he was doing some just unbelievable soloing on a 6-string.

    His knowledge is amazing...look at some of the articles he has written for 'Bass Player'.
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Too weird. I only have 2 "Bass" videos.
    Both of these you mentioned were given to me way back when. IMO, the Patitucci vid is 'better' as a learning tool.