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Friday Fun Favourite Bass Players

Discussion in 'music' started by fegs, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. poco a poco

    poco a poco I'm Jim

    Paul, yes I should have added he is still performing although I haven't actually seen him play for years. The chance to see him solo would have been good. I did catch him on one occasion each with both Rollins and Kirk at Ronnie Scott's Many years back.
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  2. mik_rik

    mik_rik pfm Member

    Glenn Cornick

    Andy Fraser
  3. bencat

    bencat pfm Member

    Agree with many of these but if you want to go for influence then it becomes a little bit more difficult for me James Jameson as he is on so many Motown and other R&B singles of the time and his playing is so fluid and lyrical . Lastly someone not mentioned i think but responsible for a complete style of music (Lovers Rock ) Dennis Bovell he was a pretty good singer too . I went to see Dennis quite a few years ago at the Manchester venue Band on the Wall not only was he brilliant but the man played the entire set in a pair of tartan slippers that i remember my Dad wearing , really too cool for school .
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  4. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    I still have and will keep forever my IMF Super Compact 1. Woofer is original but I replaced the midrange driver for a polypropylene Peerless and the tweeter for a Morel MDT 29. Also refurbished the crossover and wires and they sound great. Not as accurate as some Audio Physics but very musical and enjoyable. They surprisingly go down to 30 Hz with ease but soundstage is not their cup of tea........
    I use them to test equipment or bring back some old souvenirs from the time my hair was very long...........
  5. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    How come I forgot about Mark King ??? :eek:
  6. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I asked my mate Adrian, who plays guitar in a semi-pro band, for his list:

    Jack Bruce
    Pino Palandio
    Leyland Skar
  7. jon l

    jon l pfm Member

    Kim Clarke
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  8. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Another for my list: Jean-Jacques Burnel
    fegs likes this.
  9. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Colin Moulding
    Derek Forbes
    Les Pattinson
  10. Pedro83

    Pedro83 pfm Member

    Jaco Pastorius.
  11. poco a poco

    poco a poco I'm Jim

    Just noticed that no one has mentioned the great Henry Grimes yet who sadly died of Covid related illness this year. I love his work on albums by Don Cherry, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor etc.
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  12. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I was introduced to Henry as a free player when he started performing again - so it was something of a surprise when I then started noticing his name on so many great LPs from the sixties by Sonny Rollins, Mose Allison, Roy Haynes etc.

    I saw him play a couple of times but remember especially a duet with Bobby Few. I'm not sure if they'd played together before but the music was gorgeous and seemed to be effortless for them both - I was blown away.

    Thinking about Henry reminds me that I don't think anyone has yet nominated the great William Parker who was instrumental in his resurgence.
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  13. worz

    worz pfm Member

    Pino palladino very distintive sound played on paul youngs debut album
  14. Jimbobbyron

    Jimbobbyron pfm Member

    Geddy lee especially with his Wal bass in hand
    Mick Karn
    Jaco pastorius
    Tony Levin
    Jeff Berlin
    Bernard Edwards
    Nick Beggs
    Michael Visceglia
    Les Claypool
    Allan Caron
    Percy Jones
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