Your favorite bassist solo album

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Tupac, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
  2. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Do you mean "album by a lead-type bassist"? I'm not too big on "bassist albums" (one track of bass per song is usually enough for me) but I really like Stanley Clarke Live 1976-1977.
  3. Up the dose

    Up the dose

    Mar 10, 2013
    Radio Free Albemuth - Stu Hamm
  4. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Jimmy Earl - Jimmy Earl
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I'm with you.
    If the album in-question is more "music-first"...then I'm good.
    So, Gary Willis' Bent & No Sweat I like...Patitucci's albums are usually very good (very strong debut album, IMO).
    I might prefer Jaco's Word Of Mouth album over his impressive debut recording.

    All these years, I have never bought that one! Is this his "Rock" touring band w/ Ray Gomez?
  6. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Almost anything by Michael Manring but 'Soliloquy' is _just_ solo bass and a current favorite.

    If you allow other musicians, 'DeManIa' and 'Equilibre' stay at the top of my playlist...
  7. Projectile


    Feb 5, 2009
    Michael Manring - Book of Flame
  8. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Soliloqy by Mike Manring.
    It's hard to pick just one.
  9. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    Hard to pick just one ...

    Right now I like Micheal Manring, Jeff Schmidt, Zander Zon, John Patitucci and Alain Caron.

    If I really really have to pick just one it would be John Patitucci
  10. dick lovgren/nica group - lounge

    My first fusion album and I got it because he plays for meshuggah.
  11. ChessTiger


    Oct 26, 2012
    Roger Waters "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking"

    Terry "Geezer" Butler solo work

    Yea Baby!!!!!
  12. Jaco Pastorius

    Chris Squire "Fish Out Of Water"

    Geddy Lee "My Favorite Headache"
  13. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    Jaco's debut album was earth-shattering.

    But my "favorite bassist solo album" is "Harmony Row" by Jack Bruce, and not just for his bass playing-- I love his composing, singing, piano, organ, cello, harmonica and acoustic guitar, as well.
  14. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Zooma - John Paul Jones
  15. henry2513

    henry2513 Supporting Member

    May 9, 2011
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Gary Willis, Actual Fiction.

    And it' truly is a solo album in the sense that he wrote and programmed all parts with the exception of the drums on certain tracks.

    His Retro album is also great and a more traditional album.
  16. powmetalbassist

    powmetalbassist Supporting Member

    Billy Sheehan - Compression
  17. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    What, no School Days.?.?
    I may be a sucker for the classics, but School Days and Jaco's debut album are two of my favorite. The segue from Donna Lee to Come'on Come Over is one of the coolest things ever, and the School Days album is just awesome musicians rippin' sh!t up from the first note to the last.
  18. tr4252


    May 27, 2013
    John Entwistle: Rigor Mortis Sets In
  19. Kiser96


    Jul 29, 2013
    SMV Thunder