Author Topic: Inspirational bass players  (Read 4028 times)

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #25 on: 26 January, 2021, 07:59:43 pm »
All on the double bass,
Ray Brown,
Ron Carter,
Paul Chambers,
Stanley Clark,
Charlie Mingus,
Christian McBride,
John Clayton,
Esperanza Spalding,
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen,
Percy Heath,
Geoff Chalmers

redshift

  • High Priestess of wires
    • redshift home
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #26 on: 26 January, 2021, 08:57:19 pm »
We got to page 2 and nobody mentioned Geddy Lee?
Also John Deacon

ETA: that young chap on the Larry Carlton / Robben Ford vid from Switzerland. Oh Yeah, Travis Carlton. Him.
L
:)
Windcheetah No. 176
The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…

ian

  • not a woman, not an american, not a vampire
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #27 on: 26 January, 2021, 09:14:06 pm »
I can name precisely zero bass players, which is exactly how it is supposed to be.
Support the Great Surrey Bear Census 2020 (postponed due to COVID)

Woofage

  • Ain't no hooves on my bike.
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #28 on: 26 January, 2021, 09:24:16 pm »
Percy Jones
Jean-Jacques Burnel
Chris Squire
Pen Pusher

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #29 on: 26 January, 2021, 09:25:07 pm »
As a combined rhythm unit aren't Mick Fleetwood and John McVie meant to be one of the best pairings on the planet ?
Rust never sleeps

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #30 on: 26 January, 2021, 10:32:42 pm »
The PiL John Wardle.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #31 on: 26 January, 2021, 10:42:01 pm »
Lloyd Swanton of The Necks

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Inspirational bass players
« Reply #32 on: 26 January, 2021, 10:48:25 pm »
Going back to Tina Weymouth, I found this playlist on Spotify, which has been keeping me entertained this evening...

Tina Weymouth’s dopest basslines
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5IXVq2Izc0OgUSmPZcMVVb?si=N1X6xNzFS32kMztFMyI6aw
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #33 on: 26 January, 2021, 11:03:19 pm »
Chris Squire, Fragile or Fish Out of Water are good starting points. Tony Levin especially Peter Gabriel’s early solo albums and King Crimson.

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #34 on: 26 January, 2021, 11:54:18 pm »
Lars Danielsson
Anders Jormin
Arild Andersen
Roy Babbington
Eberhard Weber
Hugh Hopper
Brian Bromberg
Mark Sandman
Charlie Haden
Jonas Hellborg
Esperanza Spalding
Danny Thompson
Tal Wilkenfeld
Miroslav Vitous
Jannick Top
Jaco Pastorius
You missed out Ron Carter. And Mingus. And Thundercat. And Derrick Hodge is worth checking out too.

Edit: I see De Sisti mentioned carter and Mingus.

Hot Flatus

  • Mediocre polyglot.Scoutmaster and nudist
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #35 on: 27 January, 2021, 06:28:32 am »
This thread is just a subtle method of flushing out and then blocking all the secret prog rock fans, isn't it.

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #36 on: 27 January, 2021, 08:50:40 am »
This thread is just a subtle method of flushing out and then blocking all the secret prog rock fans, isn't it.
All of my nominees are from the Jazz world.

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #37 on: 27 January, 2021, 09:35:21 am »
This thread is just a subtle method of flushing out and then blocking all the secret prog rock fans, isn't it.
All of my nominees are from the Jazz world.

First they came for the proggers and I did not speak out for I was not a proggers
Then they came for the jazzers...

Patience, your time will come ;D

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #38 on: 27 January, 2021, 09:47:39 am »
As a combined rhythm unit aren't Mick Fleetwood and John McVie meant to be one of the best pairings on the planet ?

If so then it's proof that you can't polish a turd*.





*Post Peter Green that is.

Chris N

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #39 on: 27 January, 2021, 09:51:22 am »
Mark Sandman

 :thumbsup: The first bass player I actually paid any attention to.

Any of the guys that play bass for Scary Pockets

 :thumbsup: Nick Campbell is my favourite.

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #40 on: 27 January, 2021, 12:34:05 pm »
My eldest son is a fairly useful bass player.

His inspirations were John Entwistle, Flea and Victor Wooten.

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #41 on: 27 January, 2021, 01:19:34 pm »
This thread is just a subtle method of flushing out and then blocking all the secret prog rock fans, isn't it.

That's why we need Peter Hook  :thumbsup:

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #42 on: 27 January, 2021, 06:11:07 pm »
Also inspirational:

James Jamieson
[...]

James Jamerson, no?

Hot Flatus

  • Mediocre polyglot.Scoutmaster and nudist
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #43 on: 27 January, 2021, 06:57:29 pm »
This thread is just a subtle method of flushing out and then blocking all the secret prog rock fans, isn't it.

That's why we need Peter Hook  :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En1e65Y-6CM


Inspirational

road-runner

  • Currently in Slovakia
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #44 on: 27 January, 2021, 07:09:49 pm »
Also inspirational:

James Jamieson
[...]

James Jamerson, no?

Absolutely - Mr. Motown. Well spotted!

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #45 on: 27 January, 2021, 07:14:14 pm »
No-one's mentioned Herbie Flowers yet?
Quote from: tiermat
that's not science, it's semantics.

nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #46 on: 27 January, 2021, 07:30:13 pm »
This thread is just a subtle method of flushing out and then blocking all the secret prog rock fans, isn't it.

That's why we need Peter Hook  :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En1e65Y-6CM


Inspirational
;D
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #47 on: 27 January, 2021, 10:10:52 pm »
 :D

(For a rather more musical demonstration of what can be done with just the 1st and 5th of a chord, try Randy Meisner in Hotel California.  Randy's replacement, Tim Schmit saw no reason the change it.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHrkaxyoWB4

So many types of perfection in one track.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #48 on: 28 January, 2021, 09:11:02 am »
All of my nominees are from the Jazz world.

I’ve never really got into jazz but I do like a bit of Mingus.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Inspirational bass players
« Reply #49 on: 28 January, 2021, 09:56:27 am »
Nathan East?  relatively unknown because he is a session player

He gets extra points here as he is a huge Brompton advocate and always has one with him when on tour  :thumbsup:
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?