What Bass Players solo albums do you recommend

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Wilmar Boer, May 4, 2019.

  1. I know that bass players like Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten are contemporary bass players that make their own solo albums. But can you give me some more Spotify tips of Bass players bringing out their own music?

    I'm more a pop/rock kind of person than jazz oriented.
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  2. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    I can't think of any Pop/Rock bassists that do solo albums.
    They are mostly Jazz Fusion types that do.

    Michael Manring - Soliloquy.
    Adam Nitti - Evidence.
    Alain Caron.
    Mark Egan - Mosaic - A Touch of Light.
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Stu Hamm gets more into rock styles, especially on his earlier albums.
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  5. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Totally instrumental or with singing?
  6. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Also,there is a diffence between bass solo and solo bass.
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  7. Both is OK, but with the emphasis on bass, or written by the bass artist.
  8. thirteendevils


    Sep 12, 2012
    kaveh Rastegar
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  9. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    1.Jaco - Jaco Pastorius
    2. Gary Willis - Bent
    3. Marcus Miller - The sun don't lie
  10. DaveB in VA

    DaveB in VA Gold Supporting Member

    May 27, 2015
    Charlottesville VA
    John Paul Jones - Zooma
  11. I really like Radio KAOS by Roger Waters
    Entwhistles smash your head
    JPJ had one I seem to remember it was uninspiring, and more of a novelty album.

    Sorry for spelling, grammar and lack of links ..still in bed :)
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  12. DaveB in VA

    DaveB in VA Gold Supporting Member

    May 27, 2015
    Charlottesville VA
    If you like Blues, Lane Baldwin has a couple of albums out that are mostly original songs.
  13. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Wooten and Miller does not play rock.
  14. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    Randy Coven had 3 or 4 albums, definitely in the rock genre.

    This was his debut, 1986. Then Sammy Says Ouch in '90. CPR in '92 with Al Pitrelli & John O. Reilly, & Nu School with Brian Tarquin & Leslie West.

    Man, I haven't thought about Randy in some time...

    EDIT: It's not bass-specific, but Dave LaRue is worth checking out in anything he's done with Steve Morse!
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  15. JSandbloom

    JSandbloom Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Redding, Ca
    Grace Guitars USA
    Look up any of the Norm Stockton stuff
  16. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    Stanley Clarke, especially School Days and Rocks, Pebbles, Sand.

    John Entwhistle has a solo album.

    Jaco solo and with Weather Report.

    Gary Numan’s I Assassin is a showcase for Pino Palladino’s fretless artistry. More great Pino on albums by Joan Armitrading, Pete Townsend, John Mayer, it’s a long list.

    Ray Brown’s work.

    I’d rather have a great album with a strong bassist over a bassist solo.
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  17. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    Yes, this FTW.
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  18. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    ( fixed that for you ) :)
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  19. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    I love Julie Slick's two "solo" albums, from before she co-founded EchoTest with Marco Machera. I put "solo" in quotes because both albums feature a variety of other musicians (including some heavy hitters). The music is difficult to categorize, but it's definitely more "rock" than "jazz." I'd call it something like "experimental prog," as you might expect from the fact that she's been touring and recording with Adrian Belew for 13 years.

    She's made both albums available via Youtube -- but of course you should buy'em if you like'em:

    Julie Slick - YouTube

    Terroir - YouTube
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  20. Jeff Elkins

    Jeff Elkins Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Johnson City, TN
    Check out Aaron Gibson. I can't recommend a specific album, as I'm still digging into his entire discography.

    Edit to add: Here's his website. I don't use Spotify, but believe he's on there. I found him on YouTube after a recommendation here .


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