Jonas Hellborg anyone?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Nuk3m, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Nuk3m


    Sep 18, 2004
    Down Under
    I heard this guy was pretty good with a bass, particularly with his fussion work.:bassist:

    Can anyone recomend some stuff?:confused:

    Also did he ever work with Allan Holdsworth? if so do tell what albums and whatnot. ;)

    Thanks For Your Time.:D

  2. Icon is awesome insane middle eastern fusioin. Shawn Lane's last CD. you might find the vocalists too "out there" but it's a great album.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Anything with Shawn Lane.

    Also, I just picked up the re-issue of Michael Shrieve's Two Doors...the 1st 1/2 of the album is Shrieve/Lane/Hellborg as a fairly straightforward Fusion power trio
    (2nd 1/2 of the album is Shrieve/Wayne Horvitz/Bill Frisell in a less straightforward trio).
  4. Do a search in the forum, there is plenty of love for Jonas here....

    My personal favorite: "THE WORD" ~ Jonas, Tony Williams, a string Quartet and Bill Laswell producing...
  5. Nuk3m


    Sep 18, 2004
    Down Under
    i did, i dont think the search engin is completely functional.

    But yeh i always do a search before i post.
  6. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Look through the first couple of pages of the "recordings" forum for a good break down my favourite album of his, Elegant Punk. It is fantastic, and single handedly made him one of my favourite bassists (this was before I had even got round to the Mahavishnu Orchestra and his work with Shawn lane!).

    it's out of print so it cna be tricky to get, but it is astounding!
  7. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I love his stuff with Sipe!!!
  8. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Hellborg never recorded with Hollsworth.
  9. bump. jonas hellborg is amazing.:eek:

    Could anyone recommend any of his more obscure stuff? Almost every time I delve into his discography, I find something new. I'm at school right now, but when I get home, I'm going to start making a list of his complete discography in this thread. :)
  10. bobe


    Dec 26, 2005
    Elegant Punk

    ok everything he does. It is a wide spectrum of styles but it is killer
  11. Bellbass

    Bellbass Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    There's also Mahavishnu (when the band came back with a self-title album in the early 80'), with, of course, John McLaughlin on guitar, Billy "Boomer" Cobham - one if not my favorite drummer - Bill Evans on horns and Mitch Forman on keys. It's not for everyone - 80's fusion - but there is some great stuff in there. I know he also played with Mclaughlin and Gurtu but I don't think there is any recording of that.
  12. i really love this clip of him ->

    its him and Trilok Gurtu jamming...i would love to find a drummer who can do that...
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    heh, for the past few weeks I've listened to

    Hellborg/Lane/Sipe-Temporal Analogues of Paradise
    Hellborg-Elegant Punk
    Hellborg/Lane/Selvaganesh-Good people In times of Evil
    Hellborg-Kali's Son

    on pretty much constant rotation. It's fair to say I love Hellborg, I cop his licks all the time when I play!
  14. Andrea Marchesini - Back to Europe
    Deadline - Dissident
    Deadline - Down by Law
    Hellborg/Buckethead/Shrieve - Octave of the Holy Innocents
    Hellborg/Deen/Backdonas/Khaiat/Malas/Hosaini - Aram of The Two Rivers
    Hellborg/Gurtu/Wakenius - Adfa
    Hellborg/Lane/Kofi Baker - Abstract Logic
    Hellborg/Lane/Shrieve - Two Doors
    Hellborg/Lane/Sipe - Personae
    Hellborg/Lane/Sipe - Temporal Analogues of Paradise
    Hellborg/Lane/Sipe - Time is The Enemy
    Hellborg/Lane/Sipe - Zenhouse
    Hellborg/Selvaganesh/Lane/Umashankar/Umamahesh - Good people In times of Evil
    Hellborg/Selvaganesh/Lane/Umashankar/Umamahesh - Icon
    Hellborg/Selvaganesh/Kumar - Kali's Son
    Hellborg/Smith/Shrieve - All Our Steps
    Hellborg/Velez - Ars Moriende
    Hellborg/Williams/Soldier String Quartet - The Word
    Jonas Hellborg Group - E
    Jonas Hellborg - Axis
    Jonas Hellborg - Bass
    Jonas Hellborg - Elegant Punk
    Jonas Hellborg - The Silent Life
    John McLaughlin - Adventures in Radioland
    Kollektiv - Kollektiv
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Material - Hallucination Engine
    Pil - Album
    The Shining Path - No Other World
    Various Artists - ITM On Acid

    i'm too lazy to finish this right now...i'll get back to it later
  15. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I just got Hellborg/Buckethead/Shrieve - Octave of the Holy Innocents. Great stuff.
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Adventures in Radioland was a cool album.
  17. Yeah!!! I forgot about that one!!! I got it in cassette, I gotta get it in cd...

    btw.... I just bought ELEGANT PUNK in Downtown Music Gallery!!!
  18. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Elegant Punk is without a doubt one of the best albums I have ever heard. It's been lost in time but it is without a doubt a total groundbreaker.

    More love for Hellborg!
  19. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    'The Word' is my favourite early-period Hellborg album. His best work as a composer. Hellborg + Tony Williams + a string section = :cool: