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    I've been listening To Pekka for the past coupla days... a great player and composer!

    One unsung but truly great bassist is Nathaniel Phillips of the band Pleasure. He created some absolutely stunning Bass lines during their 7 album career
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Les Claypool, who counts Squire and Geddy Lee as his two biggest influences.

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    And one great one that we've lost ... Mark Sandman.

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    Jonas Hellborg...

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    ...Bill Laswell

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    We also still have Paul McCartney and John Paul Jones. Bill Wyman is still playing too but not with the Stones (all due respect to Daryl Jones, who is no slouch himself.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Ray Shulman
    Louis Cennamo
    Mont Campbell
    John Greaves
    Harvey Brooks
    Tony Reeves
    John Gustafson
    Steve York
    Jim Fielder
    This.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    These are some of my favourites:

    Chris Squire
    Tony Levin
    John Greaves
    Mick Karn
    Pekka Pohjola
    Trey Gunn
    John Wetton
    Hugh Hopper
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    If not necessarily among the elite (and imho, he is), one of the first names to pop into my head is John Myung.
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    Ian Kilmister.
    Tom Petersson.
    Mel Schacher.
    Bootsy.
    Andrew Weiss.
    The music was hot, but my baby was not.

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    I agree. Yes should call it quits. Unfortunately the promise of making good money keeps them going
    But *are* they making "good money"? They're the opening band at a 6,000 seat venue locally in September (the Greek in Los Angeles), it's not like they're selling out 18,000 seat hockey arenas any more.

    Favorite bass players, in no particular order:

    James Jamerson (Motown)
    Joe Osborn (Wrecking Crew)
    John Entwistle
    Jack Bruce (my inspiration for starting to play)
    Jack Casady (thanks to progeezer for the reminder, love his JA stuff)
    John Paul Jones
    Chris Squire
    Ray Shulman
    John Wetton (Family/King Crimson days)
    Scott LaFaro
    Charlie Haden
    Ron Carter
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

    There's so many great players in a wide range of styles but those are the ones that influenced my playing.

    Wassamatta? You dont like slap players?
    No, not really, I simply don't like the sound it makes. A very valid style for certain types of music, but not my thing.
    ...or you could love

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    Triple vote for Casady- one of the true greats. Here is a classic clip of him:

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    Other acoustic bass masters:

    Richard Davis
    Fred Hopkins
    J.F.Jenny-Clark
    Kent Carter
    Barry Guy
    Henri Texier....
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Who is him??!! He's Jim!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adm.Kirk View Post
    We also still have Paul McCartney and John Paul Jones. Bill Wyman is still playing too but not with the Stones (all due respect to Daryl Jones, who is no slouch himself.)

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    Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts were a marvellous rhythm section. They have that groove and play in a totally locked-in way. Listen to 'Under My Thumb' or 'Miss You'- it's like they are joined at the hip!

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    Danny Thompson.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    One name that hasn't been mentioned, I think, is John Greaves.

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    One name that hasn't been mentioned, I think, is John Greaves.
    He was mentioned - but far too shortly.

    His work on HC's Unrest, on the Kew. Rhone album with Blegvad/Herman and on NHealth's Of Queues & Cures in particular stands out as something very, very special. Always expanding and advancing in both technique and signature sound, he's one of those bass players who could most likely get to grips with each and every challenge served him.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    One name that hasn't been mentioned, I think, is John Greaves.
    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Ray Shulman
    Louis Cennamo
    Mont Campbell
    John Greaves
    Harvey Brooks
    Tony Reeves
    John Gustafson
    Steve York
    Jim Fielder
    Last edited by mogrooves; 06-29-2015 at 10:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burley Wright View Post
    Many greats already listed, I'll mention Jonas Reingold.
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    Here's a name that won't otherwise get a mention.

    Klaus-Peter Matziol.

    Yep, Eloy's bassist. He's pretty damned good, and I know a few others agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
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