Jazz Bassists That Play Electric

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Bassist4Life, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    I am trying to compile a list of jazzers that play electric. These are the ones that I can think of at the moment:

    1. Jimmy Haslip
    2. Brian Bromberg
    3. John Patitucci
    4. Christian McBride

    Can you guys (and gals) come up with others? It would be cool to find jazz bassists that mainly play electric :bassist: ; however, I know many of them double on acoustic.

  2. *Stanley Clarke
    *Alphonso Johnson
  3. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Jason Carota


    Matt Garrison
    Richard Bona
  4. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    When you listed Clarke, that reminded me of Marcus Miller :)

    And then, :eek: , of course, JACO!
  5. *Bunny Brunel
    *Jeff Berlin
    *Anthony Jackson
  6. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Depends in part on how you define jazz, I guess, but here are some more:

    James Genus
    Jeff Andrews
    Alain Caron
    Victor Bailey
    Steve Bailey
    Jamaaladeen Tacuma
    Mark Egan
    Chris Wood
    Bob Cranshaw
  7. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    +1 He is the electric bassist in "mainstream" jazz.
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Tom Kennedy
    Monk Montgomery
    Randy Tico (w/ Matrix...a Big Band)

    Well-known others who once played some electric-
    Ron Carter (w/ Miles &, IIRC, Grover Washington, Jr.)
    Ray Brown (sunburst P-bass on the old Merv Griffin Show)
    Dave Holland (Miles' electric bands)

    ...and depending on your definition of "Jazz"-
    Fima Ephron (w/ the Hasidic New Wave, Screaming Headless Torsos, etc)
    Kenny Davis (w/ the Hasidc New Wave & Strata Institute + other M-BASE related projects)
    Lonnie Plaxico (M-BASE related projects)
    Reggie Washington (M-BASE related projects)
    Amin Ali (w/ Blood Ulmer's MRE & other related Harmolodic projects)
    Fred Frith (w/ Naked City)
    Trevor Gunn (w/ Electric Masada)
    Stomu Takeishi (Henry Threadgill)
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Scott Ambush
    Kim Stone
  10. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    slightly off the topis...

    almost all jazz that i have seen recently had a DB instead of a BG. i'm not a big fan of DB, i much prefer the sound of a BG. on that note, i saw a ray charles performance on the ovation channel and his bassist was using a BG,

    many acts in the house of jazz ( i think that is in canada?) featured bass players with electric basses. sorry guys, i don't know the names though :meh:
  11. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    I know he uses an upright from time to time, but John Pattituchi does some really cool stuff on an electric as well.
  12. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  13. Boudewijn Lukas
    Jeroen Vierdag
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    +1 for Patitucci.
  15. Jimmy Johnson
    Mark Egan (already mentioned)
    ...and many of us here at Talkbass.com
  16. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Kim Clarke
    James Jamerson (rip)
    Tom Barney
  17. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    This is just the kind of response I was looking for! As I read your responses, I begin to remember others like:

    Yves Carbonne
    Kai Eckhardt
    Abe Laboriel
    Peter Cardinali (Toronto bassist/producer)
    Roy Vogt
    Alain Caron
    David Buda
    Mike Pope (Also plays upright)
    Norm Stockton
    Lucas Pickford

    Any others?
  18. 7flat5


    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Tony Levin sometimes

    and, one more late entry

    Laurence Cottle