Tasteful Bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Who are your favorite bassist whom you consider "tasteful"?

    Mine are:

    Chuck Rainey
    Timothy B. Schimtd (The Eagles)
    Gary Tallent (E Street Band)
    Dave Meros (Spock's Beard)
    Mike Malley (Counting Crows)

    Just to name a few. ;)
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    In addition to the other great suggestions:

    Lee Sklar
    Tony Levin
    Pino Palladino
    Hutch Hutchinson
    Anthony Jackson
    Rick Chudakoff
    Glenn Worf
    MIke Brignardello
    Mike Chapman

    There's more, this is just off the top of me head.
  4. garron


    Jun 26, 2003
    DC area
    Tony Levin
    James Jamerson
    Edgar Meyer

    Oh yeah, and Those African guys who played on Paul Simon's Graceland album.
  5. Abe Laboriel
    Stefan Lessard
    Me :D
  6. Duck Dunn
  7. incubass68


    Jun 21, 2003
    el paso, tx
    All the others are great but I'm surprised noone mentioned this guy yet...

    Dave LaBruyere (plays with John Mayer):bassist:
  8. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    Jamerson, baby. :cool:

    I think I once mentioned something to JT about him... guess he doesn't play a kazillion stirng bass so it didnt matter :D

    he knows Im kidding
  10. Mark Hoppus.

    (I am not kidding)
  11. Basho

    Basho Guest

    I don't get what you mean by "tasteful"...
  12. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Colin Greenwood
    Anthony Jackson
  13. Flim Johnson
    Jimmy Haslip
    Roberto Vally
  14. in repair16

    in repair16 Guest

    Apr 24, 2003
    Whiting, Indiana
    Robert Deleo-STP
    Matthew Leon-The Blank Theory (Local chicago band)
    Duncan Coutts-Our Lady Peace
    Hunter-AFI (Hey, he's not playing the reg. root notes known in Punk Music)
    Matt Freeman-Rancid (Best Punk bassist, EVER)
    Fieldy-KoRn(Its an aquired taste)
    Jaco-You all know who he is

    All those guys are my main influences , I'm all over the place with them. CHeers

    Come on, Somebody tell me they like Our Lady Peace:bassist:
  15. mmm taste.. let's see..

    Michael Manring, P-Nut, Dirk Lance, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius..
  16. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    One guy (that isn't mentioned) that comes to my mind (partly because i'm listening to him right now) is Hellmut Hattler. Especially in his newer stuff (tab two -> current) which is pretty much all i've listened to except a few kraan tracks, he seems to play fairly simplistic lines which fit the music perfectly and add so much.
  17. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    You mean Baghiti Khumalo? I believe he is the only african bass player on that album. Wasn't the bassist for los lobos on that one track and a couple studio guys for two other tracks?
  18. garron


    Jun 26, 2003
    DC area
    I cant beleive I forgot Aston Barrett for rock solid bottom end, and Sting. He's definitely not a Wooten or Jaco, but he writes interesting basslines as far as the pop scene is concerned (great choices of notes). Paul Denman (bassist for Sade) is also very tasteful.

    I'm not sure if he fits as the most "tasteful bassist", but has anyone heard of Reed Mathis from the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey? The guy is pretty scary...
  19. rustyshakelford


    Jul 9, 2002
    - solid, thoughtful grooves with occasional displays of monsterous ability

    The name of the guy eludes me - the guy who plays for Bonnie Raitt - is outstanding.

    I saw Bonnie Raitt on Austin City Limits twice this week. What a great bassist! He anchored the band. I was reminded of that Keith Richards engine rome quote on someone's signature. His playing was in the pocket and tasteful, interspersed with well-thought licks. Excellent slapping.

    As I watched this, I thought it must be comforting for Bonnie to go on stage knowing she has this kick A bassist. She knows when she plays, this guy is going to pump out the pocket, everyone is going to have a solid rythmic and harmonic sense of where the music is going, because this guy was the engine room.

    No noodling, no helicopter slap solo's. Just thoughtful, musical liason between the drums and the melody.

    > edit: The post below identifies this bassist as Hutch Hutchinson. And incorrectly identifies me as Dale Gribble.

    Nice catch.
  20. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I missed the Austin City Limits thing, but Hutch Hutchinson is Bonnie's first call bassist.