I know I'm opening the biggest can of worms doing this, but is technique, tone , and fame the only criteria ,or do musicallity, sense of time and taste temper our views? I've been at this music thing for almost 30(yes 30 ) years and all I ever hear ,or read, is how one dimensional we seem to be when we state our admiration for our favorite players. We focus on how one guy did this or how this guy did that. I'm interested in understanding more about how we can expand our knowledge of this consuming passion called bass playing and this subject would seem to be a good start. so let the opinions fly here's mine A great bassist should move the instruments overall vision forward into new territory or take an older approach to another level. I.E.: Tony Franklin taking what Jaco started and adding an approachable rock sensibility to Jaco's incredible style Until Later If the future is now???? What was yesterday?????????????