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Jazz or Funk

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Lewi_wilko, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004
    Hey, I would like to know any good Jazz or Funk band's and bassist's to listen to, i realy like jazz and funk but i dont listen to that genre of music that much and i dont ever play any jazz of funk bass line's.
    Cheer's :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Marcus Miller
    Gary Grainger
    Victor Wooten
    Baron Brown
    David Dyson
    There are a whole bunch in that genre :bassist:
  3. You should also check out Garaj Mahal. Most consider them a jam band but they're a really good funky fusion-type band. Great bass playing. And as always, Herbie Hancock.
  4. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    Paul Jackson
    Bill Laswell
    Stanley Clarke
    Chuck Rainey
    Kermit Driscoll
  5. Jaco Pastorius
  6. Jorge


    Jul 6, 2005
    steve lawson
  7. Anthony Jackson
    John Patitucci
    Alain Caron
    Nathan East
    Victor Wooten
    Ron Carter
    Paul Chambers
    Dave Carpenter
    Melvin Lee Davis
    Mike Pope
    Jimmy Haslip
    Tony Grey
    Lincoln Goines

    Just a start for jazz...
  8. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Jazz you have a decent list. Funk...eh...so here's a few:

    Billy Bass Nelson, Boogie Mosson and Bootsy Collins (Parliament/Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band although P-Funk stuff is far superior)

    Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station)

    Kool (Kool and the Gang early to mid-70's stuff, not the 80's stuff)

    I can't remember the names of the bassists of these bands, but here's some cool funk bands to check out:

    The Commodores
    The Gap Band
    Ohio Players
    Isley Bros from the 70's


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Few more Funk bands:

    Brothers Johnson (Louis Johnson)
    Lakeside (Marvin Craig)
    Piece of a Dream (jazz/funk fusion - Gerald Veasley)
    Stone City Band (Rick James)
    D-Train (Hubert Eaves II)
    The Time (Prince and Terry Lewis)

    Bands that I can't think of the bassist:

    Dazz Band
    Maze (jazz/funk fusion)

    Along with the other posters, I think you have an excellent list to start from

    (...think I gonna listen to some wax when I get home and do this :bassist: )
  10. Seems like everyone's got everything covered. Check out George Porter Jr. of The Meters.
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Prince is a nasty bassist... Rhonda ain't too shabby either. :p


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    .........in a couple of ways that immediately come to mind ;)
  13. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    War-Luther Rabb
    Commodores-Ronald LaPread
    Gap Band-Robert Wilson
    Ohio Players-Marshall Jones(one BAD mofo)
    Isleys-Marvin Isley

    Thought you'd like to know :)
  14. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Slave-Mark Adams/Steve Washington
    ConFunkShun-Cedric Martin
    Dazz Band-Nate Phillips
    Cameo-Aaron Mills
    Brick-Ray Ransom
    Maze-Robin Dueh



    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Google is your friend! Thanks....I was gonna research that myself
  16. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Believe it or not , I didnt use google ;) I have recoerdings of all these artists. I'm an old schooler. The first thing I'd check on an album is who was playing bass. :)


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    ahhh...from memory! As a fellow "ole skooler", I've got 'em all too...just couldn't remember the names
  18. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Someone already mentioned it, but if you haven't already listened to everything Jaco Pastorius has done, you should.
  19. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    Troy, NY
    Mandrill ( I'll google the bassist :bassist: )
    Cymande ( see above )
    Rufus featuring Chaka Khan