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Nighthawks - Jazz marketed as Rock?

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Hermes, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. Hermes

    Hermes

    Dec 9, 2005
    I just started playing bass again after 15 years. The best bass playing I ever heard was Jim Hughart on all those '70s Tom Waites albums. Now THATS the kind of bass I want to try and play. But what kind of music is that? Jazz? Rock?

    I know Waites is kind of a one off. But the kind of music that comes on whenever a film noir Philip Marlow character comes on the TV. I've never heard anyone else play like that. Can anyone help me out and recommend people to listen to in a similar style? Thanks for any pointers.
     
  2. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Larry Taylor...Ransom Knowling...Willie Dixon...John Leftwich...
     
  3. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    Yeah, that's a "leviticusly deuteronomous" sound alright.

    Take Waits out of the picture and you've got a straight-ahead mainstream jazz combo -- Mike Melvoin, Pete Chrislieb, Hughart and Bill Goodwin.

    I think Steve Gilmore sounds a lot like Melvoin. Scope the Phil Woods sides with Gilmore and Goodwin.

    I bet Hughart would say that Ray Brown was a major influence on his playing. You can't go too far wrong with Ray.

    Have fun . . .
     
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Did you mean Hughart?
     
  5. ArenW

    ArenW

    Jan 14, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    I have really enjoyed the bass playing on the Tom's last few albums. I dont know the guy's name, but the "baby bass" on "Alice" blows me away. I cant get enough of Tom Waits' stuff.
     
  6. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    Euphonic Audio "Player"
    Ayuh. My duh.

    Happy new year!
     
  7. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    What's that ya say, hope I get new ears? well I sure need'em.