Looking for good fusion/jazz/ or just plain funky

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by embrynat2000, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Sorry if this thread has been done, hard to tell until search is back up.
    I'm looking to broaden my musical horizons in the fusion or jazz categories. How about some suggestions for albums with alot of groove in that department? Side projects by talented bassists?
    I really dig Jaco and Marcus and stanley clark stuff. Turn me on to something cool.:cool:
  2. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
  3. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Pretty much any Matt Garrison, Adam Nitti....
  4. terrelli721


    Mar 19, 2006
    Go to www.live365.com, set up a free new account, and type in a search for funk. You will probably get a couple of hundred stations to listen to free.
  5. yellowjackets
    brand new heavies
    herbie hancock 'thrust'
  6. alain caron, john scofield, sly and the family stone, biggy smalls
  7. Tony G

    Tony G Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    I've really been into the Christian McBride Band lately. I picked up their three disc live CD "Live at Tonic". Great stuff!
  8. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Dave Grossman's band Unpronounceable.
    Miles Davis' Panagea

    I fully believe that Panagea is the best fusion album ever.
  9. Billy Cobham - Crosswinds
    Allan Holdsworth - Road Games
    Herbie Hancock - Future 2 Future
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Soul Vaccination Live-Tower of Power
    Live (Import)-Donnie Hathaway
    Gratitude-Earth Wind and Fire
    Hard Grove-The RH factor (Roy Hargrove)
    Layin in the Cut-James Carter
    Aja-Steely Dan
    Peace Beyond Passion-Me'Shell Ndegeocello
    Wired- Jeff Beck

    Those ought to help, along with some other great suggestions here
  11. SpyroGyra is a neat blend of jazz and "near funk". Scott is a Great bassist. :bassist:
  12. CrUiSeR


    Jul 13, 2005
    What is Hip...Rocco TOP
    Infectious Grooves...R. Trujillo
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Gary Willis-
    Tribal Tech's albums
    Willis' solo albums, No Sweat & Bent

    Fima Ephron-
    Screaming Headless Torsos' debut album & Live In NYC. Bonus points for the 2-DVD set.
    Ephron's solo disc, Soul Machine...Klezmer-Jazz-Funk
    Ephron's other bands-
    Lost Tribe...'90s Fusion
    Hasidic New Wave...IMO, they can souynd a bit like early Weather Report meets Bitches Brew-era meets Hendrix.

    Oteil Burbridge-
    His debut solo disc, Love Of A Lifetime

    Jimmy Haslip-
    The early Yellowjackets' albums, on a whole, may be more 'Fusion-y' & 'funky' than the later releases.
    Also Haslip's recent trio thing, Jing-Chi.

    Alphonso Johnson's early solo albums from the '70s Fusion era have been re-issued domestically.

    There's also Jeff Berlin's solo discs + the stuff he did with Kazumi Watanbe (the '80s Spice Of Life band with Bill Bruford).

    Tommy Kennedy-
    The trio stuff w/ Billy Connors & the later stuff with Dave Weckl.

    Jimmy Johnson's stuff with Alan Holdsworth's I.O.U. band (Metal Fatigue or IOU Live) or Chad Wackerman's two solo releases.
  14. +1 , great picks burk

    i would also add

    for funk

    average white band - self-titled (also known as white album), soul searching, cut the cake
    jamiroquai - return of the space cowboy, emergency on planet earth
    brand new heavies - brother sister
    herbie hancock - head hunters, thrust, secrets, flood
    the ohio players - honey, fire, skin tight
    funkadelic - one nation under a groove, maggot brain
    parliament - mothership connection, chocolate city, up for the down stroke
    pleasure - future now

    for fusion

    return to forever - where have i known you before, romantic warrior, hymn of the seventh galaxy
    weather report - black market, heavy weather, mr. gone, 8:30
    billy cobham - spectrum, live on tour in europe
    jeff beck - blow by blow, there and back, live with jan hammer group
    pat metheny group - self-titled
    stanley clarke - school days
    santana - moonflower
  15. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Jean-Luc Ponty is the man. If you want some more funky type JLP, check out his first album, Upon the Wings of Music. Great playing on bass and just about every instrument.

    If you're looking for some crazy wankage fusion, check out his album Enigmatic Ocean.
  16. terrelli721


    Mar 19, 2006
    Dexter Wansel - Life on Mars

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