Your Favourite Jazz Bass Tone/Player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Just Wrong, Apr 20, 2024.

  1. Just Wrong

    Just Wrong

    Mar 30, 2023
    Let's give the Jazz bass some love. What's your favourite Jazz bass tone/player?

    Lately, I've really enjoying Laura Lee's (Khruangbin).

  2. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    John Paul Jones, when he used flats.
  3. Lance Bunyon

    Lance Bunyon

    Jul 17, 2018
    The dude who played "I Wish" on jazz bass for Stevie Wonder.
  4. blr2


    Apr 21, 2010
    Geddy Lee.
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  5. David "Dela" LaBruyere on John Mayer's Live in LA album.

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  6. Kenova


    May 5, 2010
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Chris Wood here

  7. ProbablyTooLoud


    Aug 1, 2020
    Bootsy with James
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  8. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Buffalo Ny
    Jacos fretless sound works
  9. MaxSpinrun

    MaxSpinrun Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Knoxville, Tn
    Marcus Miller.
  10. Lowendchamp


    Jun 27, 2021
    Shelton WA
    Larry Graham
  11. Five or Six

    Five or Six

    Jun 21, 2022
    West Michigan
    Never gave it a thought.
  12. LowendG


    Jul 30, 2013
    Joseph "Lucky" Scott, with Curtis Mayfield. Quintessential 70's Jazz w/flats soul tone.
  13. Bugspray


    May 13, 2023
  14. Graham Maby.
  15. corvette_br


    Jun 17, 2022
    Geddy Lee.
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  17. red_rhino

    red_rhino Currently on Double Secret Probation Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    Over Macho Grandé
    Guy Pratt

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  18. Bryan Kienlen from The Bouncing Souls has the perfect jazz tone.
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  19. Dincrest

    Dincrest Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    I loved Chris Minh Doky's bass tone in the version of the Trilok Gurtu song "21 Spices" off the 1996 album Bad Habits Die Hard.

    Too bad I can't seem to find that version of the song ANYwhere on the internet.
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  20. This (Anthony Jackson)

    And this (Jaco)

    And this (Joe Osborn)


    You get the idea :)
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