Smooth Jazz artists?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RSerbel, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. RSerbel


    Jun 10, 2016
    I'm looking to expand my audio collection with some music that is similar to what Wayman Tisdale produced. He has created some "smooth jazz, RnB" or whatever it's really called that is pretty groovy and what I'd like to play more of. Sure some of it seems highly processed and electronic but he's got some cool bass lines.

    Can anyone recommend anything similar to that sort of thing? "Brand New" by Wayman Tisdale would be a song I'm looking for more things similar, specifically with good/well known bassists playing on the albums.

    Also, maybe some more albums similar to what Marcus Miller produced, MINUS all of the slap stuff.
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Check out Brian Culbertson. Jeff Lorber.
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  3. Grover Washington Jr.
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  4. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
  5. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    David Sanborn, Nicki Gonzales, Dirty Loops.

    Rev J
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  6. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour
    Dave Weckl
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  7. Any albums or recordings or group of guys Nathan East or Chuck Rainey played with.
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  8. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Fourplay, Brian Simpson, Dave Koz...
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  9. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    Here's a few more that might qualify:

    Acoustic Alchemy
    Dave Koz
    Dave Grusin
    Earl Klugh
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  10. RSerbel


    Jun 10, 2016
    whoa, thanks everyone! great recommendations.
  11. Brian Bomberg is a really good bass player. I used to see him on the smooth jazz channel a lot when my brother would put it on.
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  12. redhed


    Oct 25, 2009
    Watercolors - satellite radio station on Sirius/Xm
  13. DChalo


    Dec 16, 2015
    Austin, TX
    Following this thread to expand my knowledge. Don't mind me guys
  14. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    Tal Wilenfeld

    Rock Candy Funk Party
  15. Julian Vaughn
  16. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    I'll help :)
    Tal Wilkenfeld
  17. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Would you guys put Sade in that same category? Especially their first 3 records.

    Paul S. Denman= groove monster! :)
  18. A bit more fusion but "Snarky Puppy"
  19. Montana Matt

    Montana Matt

    Sep 15, 2015
    The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.
    Christian McBride on bass.
  20. Kenova


    May 5, 2010
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    D'Angelo (Pino)