Without a shadow of a doubt it has to be that awesome (and very tall) Welsh bassist Pino Palladino. When you look at his career it is quite incredible. Can any other player's artist roll call compare with Pino's in terms of diversity and profile? Ok folks here goes: Dave Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Elton John, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Peter Cetera, Al Di Meola, BB King, David Sanborn, Steve Lukather, Steve Hackett, Gypsy Kings, The Who, Jimmy Smith, Peter Gabriel, Tina Turner, d'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Jeff Beck, Melissa Etheridge, Richie Samborra, Paul Young, Mike and the Mechanics, Bryan Ferry, Seal, Vinnie Colaiuta, David Crosby, Go West, Lou Gramm, Youssou N'dour, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bee Gees, Rick Springfield, Chris DeBurgh, Paul Rodgers, Michael McDonald, Bob James, Richard Wright (Pink Floyd), Tony Banks (Genesis), Carly Simon, Don Henley, Celine Dion, Will Downing and Pavarotti! Believe it or not this is just a partial list of the artists Pino has worked with. Not to mention being the house bass player at the London leg of Live Aid! Does anyone know any other session bass player that has a comparable or greater list of credits?