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My new favorite - Etienne Mbappe?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Planet Boulder, Jul 13, 2003.


  1. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Finally bought Zawinul's "Faces & Places" today for the express purpose of hearing more of Mbappe and my God this guy is amazing! Silk gloves aside, dude can absolutely shred, fretted and fretless and in a variety of styles.

    Does anyone know of any other recordings in which he is featured?
     
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Didn't he do some stuff with Jean Luc Ponty?
     
  4. fello

    fello

    Nov 11, 2002
    London, UK
    M'bappe was a member of the incredible french fusion band "Ultramarine", their records are OOP, and very difficult to find, but is worth looking, specially one called "De".Also another great recording is one calle"Chic Hot", with some of the same members as Ultramarine.Great Recording.I agree, this guy is incredible!.Him and other incredible Paris based bass players like Michel Alibo(Sixun), Guy N'sangue(Ponty) and Linley Marthe(current Zawinul's bass player) are really good and share a similar approach to bass playing, quite original.All these guys work and record in the african pop-jazz-funk scene of Paris.Same scene where Richard Bona comes from.Bona, M'bappe and N'sangue are from Camerun and play together in a bass trio every once in a while.Alibo is from Martinique and Marthe is from the Mauritius Islands.All of them Amazing Players!.
     
  5. fello

    fello

    Nov 11, 2002
    London, UK
  6. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Thanks for the info guys.

    fello - Richard Bona IS an amazing player!
     
  7. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Another guy I like is the guy who played--or still does for all I know--with Youssou N'Dour. I think his name is Habib Faye. he would be Senegalese, I guess.
     
  8. Etienne M'bappe 's Ultramarine cds on amazon.fr
    ULTRAMARINE
    Items #5 n #6 are not available(actuellement indisponible)
    Hope this was some help!


    larry

    :bassist:
     
  9. Arggggghhhh!!!!

    The Ultramarine link doesn't work.
    Sorry! go on AMAZON.FR
    And do the ultramarine search...yourself!!!:)

    larry
     
  10. Etienne is a fantastic bass player. I saw him in Austria with Zawinul. The sound he gets playing the bass with his gloves is amazing. It sounds like a fretless.