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Please Post Your Favourite Jazz Bassists/Basslines

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Matthew_84, Jul 28, 2018.


  1. I’ve been on a jazz kick for a while and I’m interested in hearing who your favourite jazz bassist is and/or listening to your favourite jazz basslines.

    Please post video/audio links if you can, or at least post the recordings so it’s easier for me to locate.

    Don’t feel obligated to narrow it down to one; the more the the merrier!

    Also, I’m only BG’er, but please feel free to just post your favourite jazz bass stuff, whether it was played on DB or BG.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. This is a tune I’ve been enjoying for a long time. I just love how Ray Brown and drums start and how the tune kicks in.



    I’m not sure if it’s my absolute favourite (it’s impossible to pin it down to one) so I’ll post more of my favourite basslines/basslines later.
     
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  3. I really love Esperanza Spalding’s phrasing and note choices.

    This is of her songs that stands out to me (though I love pretty much everything she’s done):

     
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  4. Jim Dedrick

    Jim Dedrick Jim Dedrick Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Port Deposit, MD


    Too many to call any a my favorite. I do love this entire album by Dave Holland.
     
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  5. mobdirt

    mobdirt Guest

    Jun 14, 2017

    prob my fav jazz album by a bass player
     
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  6. mdcbass

    mdcbass Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Seacoast of NH


     
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  7. oren

    oren Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Salem, OR
     
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  8. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    PC


    Scotty


    Eddie


    Charlie


    Charlie
     
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  9. mdcbass

    mdcbass Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Seacoast of NH
    Another "Time on My Hands"

     
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  10. Nice, thanks everyone for your posts so far! I’m looking forward to checking these, and associated albums, out.
     
  11. Jim Dedrick

    Jim Dedrick Jim Dedrick Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Port Deposit, MD
    Here’s a few more (kind of a highlight by decade of some of my favorites):

    Scottie

    Miroslav Vitous

    NHOP

    Dave Holland

    Rufus

    Drew Gress

    Scott Colley

    Jasper Hoiby
     
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  12. damonsmith

    damonsmith

    May 10, 2006
    Quincy, MA
    The peak of the bass guitar in jazz to this day:


     
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  13. toprekoms

    toprekoms Banned

    Aug 22, 2010
    Colorado
    No picture, but Ron Carter on the tune "Speedball". Amazing.
     
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  14. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    I’m with you on Old Folks. Really special.
     
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  15. Matt I'll see your Esperanza Spalding and raise you a Sal Cuevas . . .


    . . . and a Peacock -
     
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  16. MrCrane

    MrCrane

    Mar 5, 2013
    Danny Thompson


     
  17. thehindteet

    thehindteet

    Jan 15, 2013
    Avishai Cohen
     

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