What are your 10 essential Bassist Records

With the world wide web affording us the opportunity to hear, see and read about music and musicians from around the world, I’m interested in your 10 essential bass players records. Drop a note or two and let’s see what the overall consensus is. I look forward to hearing from you. Here’s mine.

1 Stanley Clarke School Daze

2 Jaco Pastorious Self titled

3 Ray Brown Browns Bag

4 Paul Chambers First Bassman

5 Oscar Pettiford Self titled

6 Scott laFaro 58 Jazz Sessions – Live & Rare

7 Ron Carter Third Plane

8 Edgar Meyer Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

9 Chris Squire Fish Out Of Water

10 Steve Swallow Swallow

  1. Cooke HarveyCooke Harvey05-17-2014

    Great question and difficult to answer. Hopefully in the future you will ask about albums that had influential bass playing on it that inspired us. Here you go no particular order but albums by bassists that have great wiring, playing and pushed the envelope for players (btw the plethora of incredible bass CDs today is testament to these great quantum leaps.)
    1) Orchestra – Eberhard Weber
    2) Stanley Clarke -Stanley Clarke
    3) Emerald Tears – Dave Holland
    4) December Poems – Gary Peacock
    5) The Book of Flame Michael Manning
    6) Infinite Search -Miroslav Vitous
    7) Bass Balls -Fran├žois Rabbath
    8) Word of Mouth – Jaco Pastorius
    9) Show off Hands -Victor Wooten
    10) Works in Progress – Edgar Meyer

    This list was influential and if you added influential bassplaying on CDs (e.g. Jack Bruce, Berry Oakley, Stu Hamm, Larry Taylor, etc.) Plus all the new [1995+ let’s say like Drew Gress, Linda Oh, Hakon Thelin and all the classical players, yikes it is overwhelming!

    • Tony CimorosiTony Cimorosi05-18-2014

      Great picks Cooke… I have most of those to and Emerald Tears has been on my turntable for decades. it’s one of my favorites too. Yes i am going to explore records that have influence bassist. thanks for checking in and i hope all is swingin’ well for you.

  2. Cooke HarveyCooke Harvey05-17-2014

    Great question and difficult to answer. Hopefully in the future you will ask about albums that had influential bass playing on it that inspired us. Here you go no particular order but albums by bassists t8hat have great writing, playing and pushed the envelope for players (btw the plethora of incredible bass CDs today is testament to these great quantum leaps.)
    1) Orchestra – Eberhard Weber
    2) Stanley Clarke -Stanley Clarke
    3) Emerald Tears – Dave Holland
    4) December Poems – Gary Peacock
    5) The Book of Flame – Michael Manning
    6) Infinite Search -Miroslav Vitous
    7) Bass Balls -Fran├žois Rabbath
    8) Word of Mouth – Jaco Pastorius
    9) Show off Hands -Victor Wooten
    10) Works in Progress – Edgar Meyer

    This list was influential to me and if you added influential bass playing on CDs (e.g. Jack Bruce, Berry Oakley, Stu Hamm, Larry Taylor, etc.) plus all the new [1995+ let’s say like Drew Gress, Linda Oh, Hakon Thelin and all the classical players], yikes it is overwhelming!

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