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Offline Andrzej

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #100 on: July 10, 2006, 09:05:37 PM »
I listen to so many types of music it's very hard to break it down to one!

There are lots of bass players that I admire for different reasons, but the guy who inspired me the most and made pick up the bass in the first place was Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth, Space Cowboy, Travelling Without Moving).  Very over looked and under rated musician, IMHO.  That guy really understood the concept of 'Groove' and has a style all of his own.  Techncially brilliant, excellent performer and had an awesome bass tone!  Very expressional and sensitive player.  Never took his abilities to the point where he over played or over shadowed his band.  For me, the true meaning of why a bass player should always be turned up in the mix!  If you haven't already, I would really recommend listening to the 'Emergency on Planet Earth' and 'Travelling Without Moving' albums especially.  Staurt was only 18-19yrs old when he appeared on the 'Emergency on Planet Earth' record!!  When you listen to it I think you will agree his lines are truly inspiring!

He left the band several years ago for personal reasons and my heart was broken!  :'(  Jamiroquai have had great session players since then, but now they sound like a post disco / pop act.  You can really notice the difference between the albums he performed on and the preceeding albums recorded without him.

Stuart Zender was the guy that inspired me to pick up bass as my main instrument.  Not necessarily my favorite bass player, but definately the most important for that reason.

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2006, 10:56:52 PM »
Anthony Jackson
Victor Wooten
Stuart Hamm
Flea
Billy Sheeshan
John Patituchi
Marcus Miller

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #102 on: July 12, 2006, 08:08:53 AM »
My favorites have been mentioned numerous times already.
However since I'm from Detroit, I have to give a shout to the Funk Brother who laid the foundation and made the bass come alive. The legendary Mr. James Jamerson. "Dirt keeps the funk." 8)

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #103 on: July 12, 2006, 08:37:31 AM »
Did anyone mentioned Robin Duhe of Maze??  I always thought that he and Verdine played different, yet, exactly alike...Does that make sense?

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #104 on: July 14, 2006, 04:29:50 PM »
thaddeus tribbett is another one of my favorites
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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #105 on: July 17, 2006, 05:30:51 PM »
......I always thought that he and Verdine played different, yet, exactly alike...Does that make sense?

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2006, 05:10:44 AM »
Marcus Miller
Maurice Fitzgerald
Ace Livingston
and all the guys in Toronto

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #107 on: July 19, 2006, 01:58:54 PM »
Jaco
Gouche
Mo Fitz
Justin Raines
Tony Gullage(mentor)
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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2006, 05:53:40 PM »
My favorite bassist are new cats because they keep you stirred up with their desire to learn.  By the way I'm still new myself.

My second favorite are all the cats who've been playing longer than me and don't mind sharing so I'm going to give some shot outs:

Uriah Hanif (LGM)
Sixstringpoet (LGM)
BradleyMoorer (LGM)
TorontosFinest (LGM)
...and I may have forgotten a few please forgive me.
Tommy Brown (GC)
Marcus Phillips (GC)
CJ (GC)
Justin Raines...thanks for the encouragement me "RAFIKI"
Terrance Palmer...thanks for the encouragement
Tim "RawBiznes" Williams

Now that cats that I've met and have personally spoke into my vision:

Big, Big, Big shout to my friend Gerald Veasley...you spirit makes your playing sound sweeter.

Doug Wimbish
Adam Nitti...thanks for the lessons man...and thanks for musicdojo
Bakithi Kamalu...thanks for bring Africa to America
Gary Willis...the funkiest white boy I know...hands down.
Micheal Manring...thanks for teaching me not to look for validation from others and to stay true to me.

...and to all the bassist I'm yet to meet.

Mr. Gouche
Mr. Fitzgerald
Mr. Hammond
Mr. Miller
Mr. Tribbett
Flea
Mr. Manson

Last but not least to the guys that started it all

Jaco
James
Verdine
Larry
Bootsy

Yall get the point
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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2006, 05:17:16 PM »
wayne tisdale
fred hammond
stanley clarke

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2006, 05:27:45 PM »
I'm a toddler on bass. I have too many right now...
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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #111 on: August 01, 2006, 05:33:48 PM »
I'm a toddler on bass. I have too many right now...

I consider myself to be in the 2nd grade of playing the bass, but I can read at a 3rd grade level.

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Re: Who is your favorite bassist?
« Reply #112 on: August 01, 2006, 09:32:36 PM »
I'm spinnin' a lot of Marcus Miller right now.  Maybe cause I'm working on my slap but... I'm not sure if I have a favorite...I listen to everyone I can.  I guess the style closest to what I would like to develop is Adam Nitti.
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