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Stuart Zender

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 4FaTStRInGs, Dec 12, 2001.


  1. Do you like Stuart Zender's stuff? I thinks he's got one of the best grooves I've ever heard! the return of the space cowboy is a great bass album..., what do you think?
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Ah, my main bass influence! The man RULES.
     
  3. Yeah HE RULES. I personally think that the bass part for the Single and video version of Return of Space cowboy, not only is better as a song but has a better bass line. What do you think people, mainly though a question directed at Woodchuck. Yeah, he also got me to pick up the bass in the first place and made me realise it takes practice to be any good at this instrument.

    sim
     
  4. Just listening to some Jamiroquai has forced my main interest in bass playing to move toward funk. I used to be a metal guy, and now I'm going to try to practice like mad just so I can try to create some grooves even half as smooth as what Stu puts down.

    Really awesome stuff. I definitely dig the fact that he doesn't use slap/pop all of the time like a lot of funky bass players. A nice balance is key!
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think some of his best basslines were Traveling w/o Moving, Whatever It Is, High Times, Turn Out The Lights (unreleased), Who Tha Funk (unreleased), Manifest Destiny, Scam, ROTSC, Live version of EOPE, Stu's Tune (unreleased), and Music Of The Mind. Although Funktion was a pretty funky bassline, too.
     
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I love Zender. Definitely one of my favorite players that emerged this decade.

    Just about anything I've heard is pure gold. "Travelling Without Moving", IMO, is a must-own CD. I don't own their first few CDs, but I plan to change that this christmas. :)

    I must admit, though, that I like the new bassists tone better. Much smoother.
     
  7. aaww...you forgot some warwicknut, for example have you seen their live performance for mtv? They played an acoustic version of If I like it I do it, it's brilliant...the bass just seems to sing, check it out! : ) He's been my main influence too. I heard a while ago he was bringing a band together, Azur...have you heard of it?
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    HELL YEAH!!! I've got that on CD. I should be beaten for leaving that one out!!!
    As for Azur, he told me that he decided to scrap the whole thing. He had some problems with Virgin. I'm supposed to talk to him again this weekend.
     
  9. You know him? :eek:

    Well...bring news from him then :) k?
     
  10. Yep, the man is my main bass influence as well, amazingly funky but solid basslines throughout all the first three Jamiroquai albums. To think that he'd only played bass about two years when Emergency On Planet Earth was recorded (so I heard), MAD!!! I'm sure it can't be all concidence that the two albums Jamiroquai have done since he left haven't been up to the earlier standards.

    Warwicknut, where could I get to hear those unreleased tracks you mentioned earlier. I've got "Stu's Tune" on some live cd, but don't think I've come across the other ones you mentioned. Plus, how do you know Stu??!??
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The first time, I met him through Mark Gooday @ Ashdown. Stu used one of his amps to record "Deeper Underground".
    Later on Norm Benezra @ Warwick in Germany put me in touch with him. Now Norm and I call him on the 3 way and verbally abuse him every chance we get!:D
     
  12. Lupin

    Lupin

    Feb 9, 2002
    France
    Hey, Woodchuck...Zender doesn't live in UK ?
    Anyway, You have the chance to know him... :)
     
  13. Stuart Zender is a major influence on me. The guy is such a great player, I would love to see how he performs in other musical genres.

    sim
     
  14. Hey Woodchuck (or anyone else for that matter), I saw Stu playing on Jools Holland a few years ago and he was playing a really sweet Mesa Boogie rig. You don't know what model it was do you???
     
  15. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    No I don't, but to my surprise, about 2 years ago, I found out that Mesa was the first company he signed with before going to Trace.
     
  16. radapaw

    radapaw

    Mar 22, 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
    anyone know what he's doing now that he's left 'jay'miroquai

    I can't find him on the web anywhere:confused:
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    He's producing (Omar & Mel Blatt), and playing with Mel. He's got some other acts he's producing and playing with, but I don't know too much about them.
     
  18. catwig1

    catwig1

    Mar 4, 2001
    Brighton, UK

    Hey Woodchuck knows everybody:D. Well, if they are funky enough.
    I loved Stu's work with Jamiroqui and was really dissapointed to hear about his trouble with Azur. He mentioned he was going to do a solo album in Bassist Magazine years ago and nothing happened since:(. He worked with D'Angelo and they cut his tracks:(.
    I personally prefer the video version of ROTSC.


    Matt
     
  19. Mr P

    Mr P

    Feb 13, 2002
    Finland, Tampere
    Allright. Stuart gave me the reason to change my main instrument from guitar to bass few years ago. I bought the first album, but it was the second which really woke me up. From the first basspart I was sold! I like jamiroquai´s new man Mike Fyffe also, but nobody can give such groove to that band as Stu. However I´m happy he knew what´s right when he left the band to take care of his baby. Hooray Stuart, you´re the man!
     
  20. radapaw

    radapaw

    Mar 22, 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
    what is it about bass hot shots and the name stu! lucky ducks!